Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – R
First Second Books’ Vampire Month is over, but we are still going!
Here is a Vertigo vampire!!
Risa Del Toro
Risa Del Toro is one of the stars of the Bite Club series from Vertigo (I can’t tell you more than that, for fear of spoilers).
She is part of a vampire crime family in Miami, who fight for power when the head of the family (their father) dies.
Howard Chaykin and David Tischman wrote the series and David Hahn drew it, and Frank Quitely did most of the covers (until he got so far behind on All Star Superman that he could not finish Volume 2).
Here is Quitely featuring Risa in some provocative covers…
And here is Quitely featuring her on a cover which ties into a plot point where Risa attempts to seduce her brother, who while also a vampire, is a Catholic priest…
The comic has a lot of sex and violence, and really would fit in pretty well on HBO.
A lot of what happens in Volume 1 would be spoiled if I talked about Volume 2, so I guess I’ll skip that – just note that Risa is the main character of the series.