REVIEW: Dead Man’s Dinner Party in Winter Guard #3
In Winter Guard #3 by Ryan Cady, Jan Bazaldua, Federico Blee with Fernando Sifuentes of Protobunker, and Ariana Maher, with a main cover by Toni Infante, we get a story that pulls together Alexei Shostakov’s backstory and none other than superstar vampire Dracula for an issue that will have you on the edge of your seat!
At Home in Chernobyl
First of all, it was very interesting to see how this team, which has been used as a foil for the Avengers, takes advantage of their government’s dealings with the Vampire Nation! Vlad Drakul has been ruling over the undead from the irradiated Chrenobyl, an interesting detail that plays well in this story.
Next, let’s talk about the art, which is filled with wonderful details throughout — especially when it comes to Dracula’s castle, which has some horrifying stonework facades. Meanwhile, the big revelations we get in this issue, which concern the motivations of Shostakov, the former Red Guardian, and how he became disillusioned, are presented in a very cool film-strip style.
Finally, this issue concludes with a twist of the knife that will have you waiting with bated breath for the release of the next issue. Just what fate awaits our heroes… and which characters are even our heroes, anymore? This series has done a great job of developing its intriguing superhumans in all sorts of interesting ways, and it will be fun to see how the whole mess ultimately plays out.
Winter Guard #3
Have you had a chance to pick up Winter Guard #3 yet, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this issue? What fate do you think is just around the corner for the White Widow in the next issue?
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