Review: Vampire Cheerleaders Vol. 1
Fun fact about me Dear Readers, I LOVE comics, especially manga, so when I got my hands on Vampire Cheerleaders I was filled with all sorts of geeky joy! But at the same time I was a bit apprehensive, because come on, it’s cheerleading vampires and how good can that be. Well, believe it or not, but it’s pretty damn good!
Vampire Cheerleaders Vol. 1 is written by Adam Arnold and illustrated by Comipa and Shiei. The comic is about the Bakertown High School cheerleading squad, a squad that’s a bit different than other cheerleaders, because behind all of their flawless make-up and short skirts are five hungry vampires!
When one of their own goes missing, the senior cheerleaders have no other choice but to induct one of the eleventh grade girls from the B Squad into their vampiric ranks. As much as they hate having a junior on their squad, they’re desperate, and Heather Hartley is their only choice. Siring Heather was the easy part, but keeping the sheltered virgin from not going wild and draining the entire football team on the eve of their big homecoming game… not so much.
Ok ok, I know what you’re thinking, that it sounds super cheesy and campy, well, it is. But in the best of ways! The team behind Vampire Cheerleaders did everything right, they embraced the absurdity of it all and turned it into something hilarious. Instead of making it so ridiculous that it’s annoying, they made it fun, which earns them 100 awesome points. I have to give major props to the illustrators who nailed every facial expression, every hilarious chibi moment and for making cartoons so damn sexy.
This comic definitely isn’t for everyone (totally not kid-friendly), but if you dig dirty raunchy fun in manga form then I highly suggest picking up a copy of Vampire Cheerleaders Vol. 1.
Vampire Cheerleaders Vol. 1 also includes a bonus manga, Paranormal Mystery Squad, which is about Stephanie Kane, whose sister is a werewolf, her best friend is a witch, and her next door neighbor is a dhampir. You can read my review of this bonus comic over here.
Here’s a little preview of Vampire Cheerleaders, you can find more over at their Facebook page:
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).