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Transfusion: Vampires Versus Robots

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In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new story by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by IDW Publishing
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Trudi

This new series by Steve Niles (he of 30 Days of Night fame) has got my attention. It's the future, and the robots have risen up and destroyed the Earth. But don't think Terminator, think War of the Worlds (the remake with Tom Cruise). While of man-made and not alien origin, the robots are huge towering machines that lumber across the land like metal warships, either solo or in groups, hunting humans for their blood. The machines require blood for fuel; their continued existence depends on proc
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Tony Black
Mar 29, 2013 Tony Black rated it liked it
This book had so much promise. The artwork was amazing and the subtitle of "Vampires vs. Robots" was genius but it really didn't go anywhere. In the last act, an important battle scene is rendered by a completely different artist in a style that makes it difficult to understand exactly what is going on.
Elia
Mar 20, 2013 Elia rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires
Ok, whose bright idea was it to make robots that run on HUMAN BLOOD??? Yuck!
It's a post-apocalyptic world where actual undead vampires have to compete for blood with massive bloodthirsty (literally) robots in a land so barren and desolate that an ear of corn is worth killing for. Big problem - both the vamps and the robots have hunted humans nearly to extinction and now the robots and vamps are turning to their own just to get enough to eat, but there may be hope yet- a tiny group of humans hav
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Aimeekay
Apr 29, 2013 Aimeekay rated it liked it
I picked this one up through NetGalley. It looked interesting and who can resist Vampires Vs. Robots, right?
I was a bit disappointed. I mean it wasn't bad...but it wasn't great. The story itself was short, really short, only 66 pages. It was decent enough, the story got it's point across. The only part I had issue with the writing itself is when the truth about the machines is revealed. I think it could have gone into a bit more detail there. But over all the story wasn't bad. My main issues wer
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Sarah Bronte Rodgers
actually.....you can built in machines a device that made them able to digest organic material just like we organic beings do.

this process or item is called bio-converter/tor.
a power plants that function much like a
human's system. They generate energy using food and atmospheric
oxygen. and have a "mouth" into which water and food
(anything biological) must be placed. A robol with a jaw may
eat like a human. chewing food: otherwise. food must be liquefied
(or be baby food. etc.) and poured in.

there
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Amanda
Dec 31, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Very rarely do I come across a vampire story that is completely new to me, one that is truly innovative and unlike anything I have read before.I recently came across such a story in the IDW 3-issue comic Transfusion.

Artwork 5 out of 5
Love! I am not a fan of cookie cutter comic book art, I love when artists add their own flair and style to a comic. It makes it so much more visually appealing. menton3’s art in this comic is phenomenal. I loved how wickedly dark and grungy it was. The style was per
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lafon حمزة نوفل
I love coming across new stuff, whether that be an idea, an art style, or even a recipe for a cake. So when I see a new idea implemented in a book, I just about stop everything to read it. So it was for this comic.

I mean, vampire robots? What more could you ask for? Well, a cleaner file for one. I've said it before: PDF galleys irk me endlessly. They're cumbersome, hard to read, and above all are more prone to corruption. About half of this book was completely unreadable, with the text in the im
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Elh R'
Oct 31, 2015 Elh R' rated it it was amazing
Oh, God, this book is so beautiful. The art is one of the best I see in comics. The story, the same with the art, is very minimalistic and so poetic. As everything Steve Niles it is a very dark ambience book, creepy drawings, and lot of blood.

So, what is this book about ?
Just, think, what will happen in a post-cyberpunk world where robots dominate the world and kill humans for their blood ? What will happen with the vampires ? How will they feed ? And, what will happen when only 2 humans remain
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Sonny Miller
Mar 28, 2013 Sonny Miller rated it really liked it
Transfusion is a new twist to the vampire story. I love new twists. Machines hunt humans for their blood along with vampires, but the vampires aren't safe either. It's a competition between vampires and machines for blood. Humans are hunted to almost extinction, when the last two help the vampire Willem after his brood is harvested by the machines. They form a tenuous alliance with another brood of vampires to take out the machines.

The writing Steve Niles was dark and surreal with macabre art fr
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Edward
Oct 26, 2013 Edward rated it liked it
Warning, do not buy this unless you get it on sale. I paid half price and in my opinion that was still twice what it was worth. It's not that the story was bad. It was actually rather interesting even though I had some problems deciphering who was who due to the artwork. What pissed me off was the fact that I got to the middle of the book, expecting the next chapter in the story, and instead was faced with "Sketch Book and Art Gallery'. Presumptively, the story was finished. The one redeeming ...more
Lauredhel
May 16, 2013 Lauredhel added it
Shelves: netgalley
Difficult to rate on content, because I found large portions of the book completely unreadable. This was due to a combination of technical errors - the middle portion of the book was all blurred - and poor choices in lettering and font size.
Dru
Aug 21, 2013 Dru rated it it was ok
Shelves: a-graphic-novel
The art is incredible for 90% of the book. Really interesting and dark stuff. The story wasn't substantial enough.
Albert Yates
Feb 16, 2014 Albert Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
a great little graphic novel set in the future where robots run on human blood. written by Steve Niles the art in the book is incredible and reminds me of Ben Templesmith's work on 30 Days of Night
Edward Linder
Jul 16, 2014 Edward Linder rated it really liked it
Art direction was amazing. The Concept was spot on Robots Vs. Vampires. What's not to like. Wanted more story in this graphic novel.
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STEVE NILES is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence, and was recently named by Fangoria magazine as one of it's "13 rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next 25 years."

Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers - Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. He got his start in the industry when he formed his own publishing
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