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REVIEW: 'Home Sick Pilots' #2 by Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, and Aditya Bidikar

The Old James House has lost its ghosts. With her new powers, it's up to Ami to bring them back...whether they want to come home or not. Even when they're really big ghosts wrapped in metal, with lots of sharp edges and things. HOME SICK PILOTS #2 Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Letterer: Aditya Bidikar  Designer: Tom Muller Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Score:  ★★★☆☆ (3/5) A powered-up ghostified Ami has been compelled to find the ghosts of The Old James House in the form of an enchanted horseshoe. Its current bearer isn't going to give it up so easily. Meanwhile, Ami's friends Buzz and Rip are left looking for answers about her whereabouts back at the house. The second issue of Home Sick Pilots from Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard takes a surprising turn as it defies the expectations of a haunted house story established in its debut. Issue one was a stellar debut that had a lot of energy from its young protago

REVIEW: 'Vengeance of Vampirella' #4 by Tom Sniegoski and Michael Sta. Maria

Humanity has raised their greatest hope from the dead, but will Pendragon and the rest of the survivors be able to control the beast that they have unleashed?

This issue: Vampirella and Pendragon united! Nyx faces tough questions about her handling of things from the Chaos Lords! Hemorrhage and Nyx lay a trap for Vampirella! And it's all heading to the fight between Hemorrhage and Vampirella you've been waiting for.

VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #4

Writer: Tom Sniegoski
Artist: Michael Sta. Maria
Colors: Omi Remalante Jr.
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: January 8, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Score: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

I've been having mixed feelings about this limited series since issue two. Vampi doesn't appear until issue three and this issue serves as the bridge to the finale in issue five. And while some of the interactions between Nyx, Hemorrhage and her overloads have been slightly interesting there hasn't been enough to hold interest until Vampi was resurrected, came out of her feral state and back to her bad-ass self. 

Meanwhile, Nyx deals with her boredom without a true adversary since killing Vampi and dealing with corporate meetings with her bosses. Lost in all this are the people on the ground that live under Nyx's rule. We got a glimpse of them in issue one when they helped explain the state of affairs twenty-five years under Nyx's cruel reign. Since then, they haven't been heard from. 

With this issue, it's more about Vampi plotting her next move as she anticipates a fierce battle against Nyx's forces and isn't sure she'll win out this time. Nyx also prepares her next move as she simultaneously searches for and sets traps for Vampi. The story is mostly in preparation for the next issue. It just feels the story is too short for a five-issue run. For Vampi fans, there just isn't enough of her to feel fully invested. 

The art remains stellar. Michael Sta. Maria and Omi Remalante Jr. present bold designs with rich colors. They thrive on action but there isn't a lot of it in this issue. The next one should be a feast for the eyes. 

'Vengeance of Vampirella' has been a little bit of a disappointment for die-hard Vampi fans. Unlike other minis, this one lacks a ton of the titular hero in action. However, this penultimate issue sets up what should be one bloody and exciting finale. 





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