"Nanny & Hank #3" Comic Review
Written by James "Spez" Ferguson
Published by Bluewater Productions
Written by Mark L. Miller
Illustrated by Steven Babb
2011, 36 Pages
Comic released on January 26th, 2011
Getting old is tough but getting old and then turning into a vampire might be even tougher. Nanny & Hank are adapting to their new lifestyle as creatures of the night but they're not letting that get in the way of their plans. The road trip from Florida to Ohio is still on. Nanny & Hank's grandkids are in for a surprise. On the way the couple is brutally slaughtering lowlifes and other miscreants in an effort to keep this newfound bloodlust in check amongst relatives. They bottle up spare blood in an old flask called The Chief.
The pair finally makes it to Ohio and Nanny's daughter heads out for her trip, leaving her children in the capable hands of their grandparents. Everything should work out fine. They've got plenty of blood on tap and they can stay inside during the day avoiding direct contact with sunlight. This sounds great until one of the kids skins his knee after jumping off a swing. Now what?
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Meanwhile, O'Neil, the vampire that put the elderly couple into this situation is taking some major heat from the vampire council. O'Neil's job is to recruit new vampires and he was able to sweet-talk his way into a cushy spot in Miami, but so far he hasn't held up his end of the bargain. Needless to say Nanny & Hank aren't the types of people that the vampire council were expecting O'Neil to recruit. He's sent out to fix his mistake or face some dire consequences.
The art by Steven Babb is impressive once again. It's not your usual pencils but it fits the dark humor of the book perfectly. Yes, things are still out of proportion and some people are drawn just plain weird but it's the right match for Mark L. Miller's story.
Nanny & Hank continues to be a great black comedy from Bluewater. The story is interesting and has a lot of different directions it can go. There's still plenty of bloodshed in each issue without it overpowering the story. Plus I think that the main characters are still more normal than most people's grandparents.
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