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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Comic Review: The Strain: Master Quinlan, Vampire Hunter from Dark Horse Comics

The Strain: Master Quinlan, Vampire Hunter
Writer: David Lapham
Penciller: Edgar Salazar
Inker: Keith Champagne
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
September 14, 2016
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 00065 8 00111
The origin of Mr. Quinlan!

A vampiric abomination seeks to destroy the monster that sired him. Born as a mistake of a powerful vampire known as the Master and raised in the brutal gladiatorial arenas of ancient Rome, Mr. Quinlan must survive long enough to carry out his mission when his target begins hunting him.

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In this first issue, we learn the origins of the half vampire, half human vampire hunter, Quinlan. Like Blade the vampire hunter, he too can walk in the daylight, unlike the vampires in The Strain. His life began in his mother’s belly, as she and other slave girls were brought to the Master, now called Thrax. Thrax was a trusted confident of the mad Roman Emperor Caligula. Before he could finish her, guards came to get Thrax because Caligula needed him. Quinlan’s mother was already infected and changing and able to overpower her guard to escape. She gives birth to Quinlan, who grows like a normal child, except he has the vampire tongue like her and subsist on blood. Unlike her, he can hunt in the daylight and he doesn’t have the worms in his blood, so he cannot infect others. Thrax is chased away after Caligula’s death, but he searches for the woman and her child.

Dark Horse gives us the frightening horror, blood and darkness from The Strain, but this time, takes us into the past, adding a historical aspect to it. If you enjoy historical vampire horror stories, you will enjoy reading this comic. The Strain: Master Quinlan, Vampire Hunter could be called the bloody love child of Anne Rice if Guillermo Del Toro was the father.

I give The Strain: Master Quinlan, Vampire Hunter 4 sheep.

Pamela K. Kinney

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