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Vampire Boy (Boy vampiro #1-4)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Left nameless by his father and sentenced to eternal life by a trick of fate and fortune, the protagonist of Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Vampire Boy has spent fifty centuries in a body that never ages, locked in an eternal struggle with a rival as immortal as he.
Acclaimed writer Carlos Trillo teams with legendary artist Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets) to produce a poigna
Paperback, 473 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Dark Horse Comics (first published November 13th 2001)
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While this was the most unusual take on the vampire concept I've seen in quite a while, there were numerous plot holes, mostly having to do with the running battle between the central character and his nemesis. The primary story was really great, but the back story and the epilogue just didn't work for me.
Inverting some of the typical vampire tropes was very interesting, but at first it makes the story a tiny bit confusing. The "vampires" are not vampires in the traditional sense at all, but do
Sep 08, 2011 Mauritzvd rated it did not like it
This is sad. What started out as a great idea - an immortal 5000 year old vampire in the body of a 10 year old boy wants to die - resulted in a rather disappointing comic book with some great art, but terrible storytelling.
Everything that happens seems to be forced so hard that it's become quite impossible to indulge in the story. The dialogue is extremely explanatory, as if every character needs to tell the reader what he's doing, while he is doing it. Most characters are so flat you want to c
Nov 26, 2011 Hollowspine rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Quite a tome for a graphic novel, this hefty book chronicled the life and times of 'unnamed boy' and his adventures throughout time as he fought with a similarly long-lived and completely psychotic foe. I would immediately note that although it is called vampire boy, and the kid is immortal and has fangs and drains blood, the 'vampires' represented here are not your classic coffin dwelling undead, but more like a cross between vamps/highlander and the mummy.

Although the story mainly takes place
Jul 27, 2011 Wesley rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This book collects the four volumes of Vampire Boy into English for the first time. It is one of a number of collaborations between the Argentinean creators - writer Carlos Trillo, who died earlier this year, and artist Eduardo Risso. This is a fairly early work for Risso from the early nineties and features some wonderful black & white art.

The book comes in at nearly 500 pages and while that gives us lots of lovely Risso art work to look at, it does mean that the story does drag slightly at
Feb 02, 2011 Rick rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, horror
Best known in the United States for co-creating (with Brian Azzarello) the popular crime series 100 Bullets, the Argentinian Risso previously established a reputation during the 80s and 90s in his native country and throughout Europe. Vampire Boy (Boy Vampiro) first appeared in 1992 and features the culmination of the many millennia confrontation between the unnamed son of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) and the Pharaoh's favorite concubine Ahmasi. Not traditional vampires, the immortals only occasionall ...more
Matti Karjalainen
Carlos Trillon ja Eduardo Risson "Vampire Boy" (Dark Horse / SAF Comics, 2010) kertoo egyptiläisen faaraon pojasta ja häntä syvästi vihaavasta papittaresta Ahmasista, joiden harteille on langennut ikuisen elämän kirous. Nyt kaksikko on ajautunut vuosisatojen halki etenevään leikkiin, jossa ensiksimainittu yrittää löytää paikan jossa voisi elää rauhassa ja jälkimmäinen yrittää päästä hänestä eroon mitä brutaaleimmilla tavoilla. Nyt sitten valmistaudutaan lopulliseen välienselvittelyyn.

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Jan 27, 2013 DB rated it it was ok
Meh. I like Risso's art. Too bad that's nearly all this book has going for it. The setup is interesting. I'll give it points for that. But only that. I still have no idea why vampire anything got thrown into this mix. It has absolutely nothing to do with the story and rarely comes into play. Even when it does, it serves no purpose to the plot. The same can be said for more than half of the pages and even more of the dialog. If the point was to show what the characters tell you so often -- that b ...more
Jul 06, 2013 Ryan rated it it was ok
Shelves: junk
Never before has a graphic novel with this much sex bored me so much. How many times does the main character complain because he can't die? Or enjoy the pleasure of sex because he has been in a 10 year old body for 5000 years? It doesn't matter, because most sane readers will no longer care about the story by the time they get a third of the way through. The art is nice, very stylized, with some interesting design and creative uses of black. I'm sure Trillo has written better stuff, as this stor ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Craig rated it it was ok
Amazing artwork by Eduardo Risso. But the story was one of the most inane things I've ever read and kept circling around and around and around and around, making the same points over and over and over and over and over...Risso's artwork throughout is on a level with that of Frank Miller, but it's too bad he couldn't be paired with a writer more deserving of this level of craft. The two stars are ONLY for the artwork. If the story had been just a bit less juvenile, maybe the whole thing might hav ...more
Candice M (tinylibrarian)
Apr 24, 2011 Candice M (tinylibrarian) rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
The chase was better than the resolution in this title featuring great art and a compelling story. The graphic violence, prostitution, and stripping means that we will place it in our adult graphic novel collection rather than teen.
Mar 12, 2011 Shaun rated it really liked it
Having read and loved other Trillo/Risso books, I'm very excited to embark on this massive tome. Argentine comics REPRESENT!
Feb 07, 2011 Adam rated it did not like it
Shelves: comic
Honestly, it wasn't that bad. But I couldn't bring myself to finish it. Just felt like I was wasting my time.
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Carlos Trillo was an Argentine comic book writer. Trillo began a prolific career as writer already at the age of 20, writing his first story for Patoruzú magazine. Trillo created, together with Horacio Altuna, the strip El Loco Chávez, which appeared every day at the back of the newspaper Clarín from July 26, 1975 to November 10, 1987. After that, the strip was replaced by El Negro Blanco, which h ...more
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