Returning to the mountains of Kholat Syakhl, Vampirella and Sonja discover guards patrolling what was suppose to be a desolate location. However, the snowy mountains hide a secret faculty. Making their way inside, Vampirella and Sonja find the results of experiments used on vampires. Overcome with emotion about the cruel treatment of her people, Vampirella finally lets out her rage loose!
Finding a time-displaced barbarian, a cursed gemstone, and signs her vampiric race, Vampirella’s visit to Russian has become more than she anticipated. Throughout all of these events, Vampirella is amazed by Sonja’s support, either by Sonja’s fierce skills or lack of subtle. While Vampirella has vampiric powers and deadly charm, Sonja has raw muscle strength that smashes down every other obstacle. Tossing armed guards like ragdolls, Sonja has proven to be a great companion and holds her own in the modern world.
This issue plays on the great chemistry between Vampirella and Sonja. Jordie Bellaire keeps the story upbeat with the playful dialogue and Vampirella’s monologues. The pair has their differences in many aspects, but when it comes to taking down the bad guys, they are perfectly matched. While the story is humorous, there are some dramatic notes Bellaire delivers on. The strong character moments that keep the story moving at a great pace and building up the next reveal.