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Review: Underworld (Underworld #1) by Greg Cox, Danny McBride, Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux

Sep 30, 2016

Based on the screenplay by Danny McBride.


Vampires and werewolves. Sworn enemies for over nine hundred years, they have fought a secret war in the darkest shadows of the mortal world, pitting undead strength and cunning against feral rage and savagery. Now, in the hip Gothic streets of modern-day Budapest, the ancient conflict takes an unexpected new twist. Selene is a Death Dealer, a vampire warrior dedicated to the destruction of the hated lycans. Michael is a werewolf, an innocent American newly infected with the lupine curse. Against all reason and history, they find themselves drawn together even as the grisly inhuman war rushes toward its nightmarish climax. They have no idea of the power their unlikely union can unleash -- and of the terrifying secrets that will be revealed in the unearthly realm of...


Underworld is fascinating. Whether on paper or on film the story captivates. This comic is almost an exact retelling of the film. I enjoyed it so much I had to watch the film again. I wish the pages had been lighter so that nuances in each scene would have come through. The intensity between Selene and Micheal came through beautifully. Centuries of a deep and bitter feud between the vampires and the Lycans lead to an intense and murderous conspiracy. As with the movie, the comic leaves readers yearning for more of the same.

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