Batman & Dracula: Red Rain

Batman & Dracula: Red Rain - Doug Moench, Kelley Jones, Malcolm Jone, Les Dorscheid This alternative storyline to the Batman franchise was surprisingly interesting. "Red Rain" tells the story of how Batman must face off against Dracula and the overwhelming influx of vampires invading Gotham City. While the dialogue is a bit dated, the story that unfolds is engaging, gory, and even sensual. Dracula is indeed a foe that challenges Batman, and there are interesting parallels between the two that the comic touches upon rather nicely. Certainly when Batman finds himself infected and turned into a vampire - that ups the ante for both the action and the engaging premise."Red Rain" is the first book in a three part series. I felt immersed enough within the scheme of events to want to keep reading more of the series. For now, taken as a stand alone story, I liked the progression and the artwork as well.Overall score: 3.5/5