Book Review: Dark Red
“Kill Nazis like a good American”
Man, another great title from @aftershockcomics! I’ve just recently gotten into their stuff and they’re killing it! Picked this one up on a whim and I’m so glad I did.
SUMMARY: Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are… No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta. Chip is also a vampire. Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.
I love a good vampire story, and this one does not disappoint. It’s clever, fast-paced, and outrageously violent. Our main vamp Chip spends much of the story trying to save his girlfriend Evie and killing vampires in various creatively vicious ways (one of my favorites is stuffed swordfish to the skull). The story is also playing with layers of social commentary, and though some of its satirical I still got a little lost in the message (at least we can all agree racist nazi vampires are the absolute worst). Overall it was a fun ride, and I’m very much looking forward to the next volume!
Scroll down to see a couple examples of the artwork (including a great fight scene where Chip punctuates his kill moves with the words “Kill Nazis Like A Good American”)
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Dark Red is a horror/vampire comic written by Tim Seeley and illustrated by Corin Howell, with colors by Mark Englert and letters by Marshall Dillon. It was published through Aftershock Comics, and if you want to learn more about it then go here: https://aftershockcomics.com/dark-red/.