COMIC TITLE: Underworld Blood Wars #1 Variant Edition
Kevin Grevioux- Writer
Roberto Castro, Mario Guevara, and Agustin Padilla– Artists
January 4, 2017
While the world is checking out the latest edition in the Underworld film series Underworld: Blood Wars which once again sees Kate Beckinsale return as the famous death dealer on the run Selene, I am checking out the comic book that will probably help me understand. The first issue follows the story as Selene is still on the run from both the vampires and the lycans. The only difference is that she has been asleep for a very long time and did not know that she was pregnant. She has discovered that she has a daughter who has both bloodlines and could be the cure that the Lycans need as their new leader Marius wants her blood and he’s willing to go to any lengths to get it. Now Selene has to try and figure out how she can continue to hide her daughters whereabouts so that she can save her from both sides. I say both sides because Semira wants revenge against her. To read more information about the comic, please visit Comixology for more information here.
The comic has the feel of a graphic novel due to the length of the first issue, there is a lot of information that needs to be covered in these issues if this plans to be the companion piece to the film. I do like the way they set everything up and after reading this issue, you are left wondering how many more twists are there possibly going to be in the series. Everywhere you look in this issue, there is so many freaking twists that it makes it a tiny bit annoying, but you can see where they are going with it. Some of the scenes can get a little confusing as to who is who in this comic, but that has to do with the artwork. There are three different artists for this issue and each one tackles so many pages. The only reason I said confusing is because when they have not transformed, I had a hard time at one point figuring out who was who. Overall, the artwork is very cool and the panels are very easy to follow. They do a pretty decent job keeping things tied in with the previous films in the franchise which was nice to see. Kevin Grevioux, the writer of the comic, has also starred in the series as one of the lycans so he knows the story very well. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A