|An evocative combination of art, scripting and the Bard.|
|I, Vampire, Issue #0.|
Adding to the impact of this issue's conclusion is Andrea Sorrentino's equally beautiful artwork. Throughout their run on this New 52 title, Fialkov and Sorrentino have made taking tired vampire tropes and lore, tweaking it just enough to make it newly compelling, look easy. The ability of a good writer to carefully choose diction and thereby have the setting of events mirror the internal emotional state of the character's is done here visually by Sorrentino, presumably from Fialkov's script. Andrew's dreams are shattered and Mary retreats, however briefly, to her cultured life. The irony is that we know this dynamic will soon shift again, and Mary will become the bestial hunter to Bennett's sophisticated vampire.
The ability to expertly call on Shakespeare to add a final exclamation to this important part of Andrew Bennett's "origin" speaks even more deeply to the delicate care Fialkov and Sorrentino have taken in building this seemingly throw-away reboot into a must buy title.