May 27, 2016

Review: Luna the Vampire, Volume 1: Grumpy Space, by Yasmin Sheikh

Title: Luna the Vampire, Volume 1: Grumpy Space

Author: Yasmin Sheikh

Publisher: Idea & Design Works

Expected Date of Publication: July 12th, 2016

Number of Pages: 80

Find it at : Book Depository

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Ever wondered how it would be if outer space was populated by monsters? LOOK NO FURTHER! As this is the AMAZING everyday life of Luna the Vampire. Jam packed with awesome adventures, crazy faces, zombie postmen, AND SPACE. By the power of the giant floating god heads, don't miss out!


Luna the Vampire is a quick and fun read. The cartoony art style and the everyday life short stories make this comic so easy to read.

Luna is a vampire that lives in space. This alone is a refreshing view, as I'm used to darker versions of these creatures. Along with Luna space is filled with all kinds of creatures, such as witches and zombies. Even the young vampire's pet is a fat worm, rather than a dog or a cat.

This comic consists of a series of short stories of Luna's everyday life. They don't have a connection, each story can work fine on its own without any context. This means, on the one hand, that we never really get to learn our protagonist really well, and, on the other hand, that Luna becomes really relateable, escpecially to the female readers. She worries about being fat and the way that her body looks, she even freaks out that she doesn't have anything to wear. All of these, are things that we all have felt and this makes it even funnier.

All in all, Luna the Vampire  is a quirky and light read. It doesn't offer anything much, apart from killing a boring afternoon. Another problem is that it's not memorable, funny for reading the first volume but not expecting a second one. I'm not sure what the target audience of this comic really is. I wouldn't consider it for younger readers, but adolescents would surely find it enjoyable.


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