okay, here is my take after #7.
as stated above, number 7 is the best volume so far in my opinion too. It was like stepping through "the door" now... you know, after a lenghthy introduction now I feel finally there, sort of.
Sofia was all I hoped for. I had the impression, at first she was kind of pale and stayed like that... her lines where not the best but I was right it seems about the plans Eric had with her.
Eric, just as a summary from a technical point of veiw it seemed that you needed a few issues to get up to speed - I lack a better picture at the moment, kind of like a rider on a motorcycle on slow speed, wobbeling a bit, gaining momentum and stability and #7 being the first wheelie
speaking of it, I allways thought Vampi would look cool on a bike - just a suggestion
About the story arc... well, I guess worms are not so much for me, I wasn't too thrilled but hey, it's what can happen to a Vampire Demon Huntress.
What I disliked in the first issues, I have commented on that elsewhere also, was this "big spech", this seriousness all over.
But what did I have to read in #6 and #7? There it was!!! Sideremarks, Tongue in Cheek stuff!
Stay with this tone please. It will make a difference.
So, did we step through a door?
Are we there yet?
I will look forward to issue #8 for sure!
Oh... did you think I will not mention "it"?
The costume. It is sort of back. Man am I glad.
I really hope we will get to see it more regularely, despite what you, Eric, wrote in the other thread.
The costume should be part of the deal. That is how the charcater was created. Throwing this overboard because "Hypothetically, if DE were to pursue a Vampirella movie or television series, the reality is, no actress worth her salt is going to want to wear that costume full time" (which - sorry, sir - is the supidest explanation I have heard so far) would be like pinning the name Vampirella to Ms. Anybody.
I would be okay with a concept that includes Vampirella having also regular stuff in her closet. Actually I'd like to see her and Sofia discussing wardrobe or go shopping - what would the two of them bring home?! (and what mess would the leave in the department store?)
But don't be too sparing about the costume appearances!
It friggin IS important.
I really hope these discussions here help the issue. I don't take for granted that the guys-in-charge are reading and even answering Forums. You guys, Eric, Nick.... do care about our thoughs.
I (we) do care about the character Vampirella and your books
PS: and a little bit a about Sofia by now.