Review: Undying Love #4

Published on August 1st, 2011

I’m sure that you all have watched my video where I interviewed the awesome guy behind Undying Love (if you haven’t, just nod and pretend like you did, then watch it later). They were nice enough to give me a copy of issue four that came out on July 27, and I just love it. If you are a fan of a vampire love story done right, then please read this series by Image Comics. Seriously, this is really good stuff. I have always been a sucker for a toxic romance, but this one blows those stories out of the park! No wonder Warner Brothers wants a movie version of this book. It’s fantastic!

undyinglove4In case you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t read any of my articles), Undying Love #4 came out this week, and it is by far my favorite issue of the series. Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman are brilliant. The art in this series continues to blow me away. The scene with Mei in the bathtub while blood flies upward and out the window made me feel like that blood was moving off the page. Speaking of Mei, she has easily become one of my favorite horror heroines in comics. I like how spunky she is. She can take care of herself (obviously, she’s a vampire), but she needs John so badly. I completely understand why they are in love. That’s a rare thing for a horror book to achieve – love and gore. Most books tend to sacrifice one for the other, but Coker and Freedman never do that. They don’t have to. The characters of John and Mei know the predicament they have found themselves in, and they are willing to fight their way out of it. All so that they can be together the way that they want to be.

I didn’t even get to the clever use of the crows and the fox spirits. There’s all new mythology in this issue, and I really bought into it. Right now, Mei and John are in a safe house, but we all know they can’t stay there long. They’re about to bring hell to this house and the woman (or fox spirit) who is protecting them. Basically, just read it. I maintain that it is one of the best things out there to read. It has everything! If what you’re into is horror, it’s in there. Love stories? They’ve got it, too! There’s action, adventure, and fun mythology – I really can’t say enough good things about this book. Pick it up and let it speak for itself.

Susan Damon