‘Leonide the Vampyr: A Christmas for Crows’ is a 30 page one-shot comic by Mike Mignola, Rachele Aragno and Dave Stewart. While the artwork in the book is delightful, the story was just… forgettable. The book’s ‘GoodReads’ page doesn’t have a description for it (at least not at the time of writing this review); whoever added it to the website’s library clearly didn’t want to break their head over it or simply forgot the plot.

Okay, maybe I am being unnecessarily cynical about a fun comic book just trying to celebrate the holiday spirit. So yeah, this quick Christmas edition is about a bunch of villagers accidentally setting a Vampire free, but she isn’t interested in drinking anybody’s blood and only wants to go back to a place where she can read. So she does just that. But an old enemy isn’t interested in leaving her alone.

The story takes place over one night, and even though the plot isn’t exciting, the artwork sure is, it feels like you are watching a quick little short film. The comic has skeletons, vampires and talking crows, but is a gothic toned tale about Christmas, gifts and forgiveness. You’ll be done reading the book even before you know it.

It’s a 3/5 from me, mostly for the art.

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