Review – Blood Blokes #5

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Publisher: Self-Published
Writer: Adam Cadwell
Artist: Adam Cadwell
Release Date: November 14th, 2015 (Thought Bubble Festival)

Trying to figure out what you want to do with your life is a feeling most of us have had at some point, especially during those years between our late teens and early twenties. Young Vince is one of those blokes – a university dropout who quit his dead end job so he could spend his Hogmanay with his girlfriend, only to be dumped that same night because his life was directionless. That’s some brutal irony right there. Being bitten by a vampire bat on the way home and becoming a bloodthirsty member of the undead certainly isn’t going to help him get his affairs in order and win her back, either.

The series so far has introduced us to a host of fun characters. In addition to Vince, we’ve been introduced to his vampire friends and mentors, who spend their days sleeping and watching bad B-movies, before spending their nights in an afterhours pub. We also have Vince’s ex-girlfriend Jane, who witnessed him jump from his bedroom window in the previous issue and dart off into the day, sunburnt and all.

In this issue, Vince visits Jane following a messy feeding which led to the death of some poor chap. Meanwhile, his friends visit the student indie disco hoping to find out where Jane lives so they can drag Vince home.

This latest release serves as yet another a wonderful issue of this truly charming series, with Cadwell perfectly capturing that feeling of being young, lost and heartbroken while trying to come to terms with loss. In Vince’s case, it’s his old, simple life where he got to… y’know… live and breathe. However, his love for Jane is still apparent and you get the impression throughout this series that spending his life as a creature of the night is a far more appealing prospect than spending a single day without her.

Highly recommended, and an essential read for anyone who’s ever been young, confused and hopelessly in love – or spent their days sleeping in cupboards.

Rating: 4/5.

You can purchase issue 5 of Blood Blokes from Adam’s online store, priced just 3.99, or grab all five issues for the bargain price of just £13.

The writer of this piece was: Kieran Fisher
Kieran Tweets from @HairEverywhere_.

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