Van Helsing vs the League of Monsters

Van Helsing vs the League of Monsters

Van Helsing, Liesel Van Helsing. Daughter of that Van Helsing. It’s Liesel Van Helsing vs the League of Monsters. The monsters include her stepfather, her half-sister, a mummy, Frankenstein’s monster, Miss Hyde, werewolves and various vampires. On Liesel’s side are Igor, Dr. Jekyll (when she is not Miss Hyde), and a female superhero archer.

There are six chapters included here. The artwork is darkly pretty, which is perfect for this mostly gothic tale.

My problem is with the choice of characters. Adding every major character from classic horror with a modern Marvel character (Hawkeye) just creates a confusing jumble. None of the minor characters are described other than by name or appearance. All the protagonists have been flipped to female except minor character, Igor. They also look and dress like strippers for some reason. Even the ending was disappointingly rushed. Van Helsing vs the League of Monsters gets 3 stars for the art alone.

Thanks to Zenescope, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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