The problem with â€˜Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll and Hyde #1-2â€™ is how does one review it? We can all agree that the title says it all in terms of plot, but itâ€™s the kind of story that too much thinking and too much analysis can kill it.
In terms of the plot, thereâ€™s certainly a B-movie feel to it, with little to no subtlety. Events move at a break-neck speed and it makes sure to have fun along the way. It may function as a guilty pleasure and some of the more random plot elements take advantage of the outlandish subject matter. A slight problem, the humour can fall a little short. For an outlandish premise, it feels a little safe or organised, to the point when something random happens, it ends up feeling contrived.
The art certainly knows the feel itâ€™s going for and is appropriate to the story. It does, however, have a small dose of the â€˜extremeâ€™ 90s which might bring up some old war wounds. There is unfortunately, an issue with how the female characters are presented. The aim is shallow fun, certainly, but maybe fanservice-inducing cardboard cut-outs wasnâ€™t the way to go.
All in all, â€˜Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll and Hydeâ€™ is pretty much what you would expect. Itâ€™s not an award winning piece of literature, but thatâ€™s obviously not what it wants to be. Itâ€™s certainly possible that people will enjoy this; they will have to make sure to take off their â€˜intellectualâ€™ hat that day.