Rated: Blood Brothers #1

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Writer: Mike Gagerman & Andrew Waller

Art: Evan Shaner

Color: Dan Jackson

Cover: Juan Doe

Publisher: Black Horse

Cover price: $3.99

Release date: July 17, 2013

Nick and Tree have smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, and even fronted a death metal band. But after a century of friendship, these inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity.

Best friends . . . forever.

Blood Brothers starts off with a Mysterious Gentleman robbing a Museum in London to obtain an artifact that contains the remains of a very powerful vampire he wants to return to the world, once his job is complete he makes his plans to head to Las Vegas. We jump to Vegas where we meet Nick and Tree, a pair of 1000 year old vampires who currently work as bounty hunters.

Nick comes off as the level headed more serious one, whereas Tree is just a plain ol’ party boy. There are some flashbacks panels where you see the two with Genghis Khan, Michelangelo, and are even present for the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Yet there is a big problem between the two that only intensifies as I flipped the pages.

Could Nick and Tree be on the verge of ending a thousand year old friendship? Who is this Mysterious Man and what is his business in Las Vegas and how will it affect Nick and Tree? Check out Blood Brothers #1, you will not be disappointed.

Art: 3 – Art work was pretty average as far as I was concerned. Nothing to spectacular about it.

Story/plot: 4 – the story is fantastic. You get drawn in almost immediately.  Of course like everything it’s not perfect there are 1 or 2 points that had me wondering how could this have happened, but not so blatant as to pull away from the main focus of the story.

Characters: 5 – The villain, his motive is just that. He’s a bad guy; you’re not supposed to like him. There was no real development of him, other than he wants to do something bad and should be stopped. Now when it comes down to Nick & Tree, BRAVO! Tree is by far my favorite … because he’s a screw up, but he’s a funny screw up and he cares a lot about his buddy, Nick. Nick has his own issues and his best friend’s attitude / way of helping him deal, aren’t helping matters much.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5