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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Reviews – Part Five (And This Time It’s Personal)

Free Comic Book Day has arrived, boys and girls, and if you’re still not sure which books you want enveloped in your greedy little mitts, keep on reading…


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Horror of Horrors: The Strain

Vampires are even more popular than zombies in our popular culture these days, but I have to ask, what has happened to our vampires? I mean, let’s see…Vampire Diaries, Twilight, True Blood, Angel in Buffy, The All Souls Trilogy, and the list goes on: what is something all these vamps have in common? They want to hold on to their humanity from before they were turned and love humans despite their new nature’s need to feed on them. They toss away human blood for animal blood or True Blood as a replacement.  I am not the first to recognize this. I personally think Damon commented on it best, the then evil-vampire brother in the Vampire Diaries, who put it in a conversation with his then compelled (bewitched) human girlfriend while reading one of the Twilight books:

Damon (while paging through Eclipse): What’s so special about this Bella girl? Edward is so whipped!

Caroline: You have to read the first book first, otherwise it won’t make sense. Damon: Uh, I miss Ann Rice, she was so on it.

Caroline: Hey, how come you don’t sparkle?

Damon: Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun…

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