Comic Review: Dark Fang #1 (Image)

A new title from Image, Dark Fang starts off on an eye-catching note. It’s all about eye candy and murder. Dark Fang’s first story arc, Earth Calling, Part 1, is […]

A new title from Image, Dark Fang starts off on an eye-catching note. It’s all about eye candy and murder.

Dark Fang’s first story arc, Earth Calling, Part 1, is written by Miles Gunter, with art by Kelsey Shannon.

To briefly set the scene, the comic is about a female vampire. She’s young and shapely. Many many years ago, she was a fisherwoman, living by the seashore, until attacked by a vampire. This led to a long sojourn before she reappeared in the modern day. So today, in today’s world, she is fending for herself. Feeding on humans, and learning the tools of today’s technology to help her do it.

I really enjoyed the feel and shape of this story. It is told in an elliptical way; from today to the past, and back again. But the visual and story transitions are so well handled! This comic is a pleasure to experience, even at its most graphic. The art is stunning, well composed and beautifully colored.

At times violent, sexual, and sensual, Gunter combines the three to tell this wistful tale of vampire woe. You really should give this title a try if you are a horror/ vampire genre reader, it is fascinating!

Image Comics, Dark Fang #1, 26 pages of content for $3.99, rated M for Mature peacefully

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!