Comic Book Review: Victorian Undead II, Holmes vs. Dracula #4

Cover Art for Victorian Undead II, Holmes vs. Dracula #4

Story: Ian Edginton
Art: Davide Fabbri with Mario Guevara
Colors: Carrie Strachan

In a Nutshell

In this comicbook, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and their new-found allies need to work double time to stop Count Dracula who plans on subjugating the Crown by turning members of the Royal Family into his brood. Alas! It seems that the Vampire Lord has slipped away from their guard. Count Dracula is now inside the Buckingham Palace. And so the game is afoot – but nothing about it is elementary.

What's Cool

  • Victorian Undead II, Holmes vs. Dracula #4 offers a thrilling comics story that’s filled with witty lines. Indeed, very evocative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic work.
  • Artwork by Davide Fabbri is pretenseless. Thick lines and heavy shadows fit the story’s horror setting.
  • Vivid color work by Carrie Stratchan lends a degree of realism into each panel of this comics.
  • The scene where Lucy the Vampire tussled with the vampire hunters is very engaging.

What's Crap

  • I recommend not only this issue, but also the entire series to comicbook readers who also love classic works. In that respect, I may be a bit biased. Sorry, but this is truly a great read. No complaints here.

The Bottom Line

Victorian Undead II, Holmes vs. Dracula #4 sets the stage for the final showdown between Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula. With the Vampire Lord gaining access to the Royal Family, it would surely be difficult for an ordinary English detective to nail the villain, even with help from his friend Dr. Watson and a famous vampire hunter named Dr. Van Helsing. I just can’t wait for the conclusion to this thrilling comics series.