Written by Jason Aaron
Art by David Marquez
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Avengers Mountain is under siege as the Shadow Colonel and his group have taken control of Ghost Rider and are using Robbie to both attack the Avengers and escape.
With one of their teammates under the thrall of the Vampire hunters, Iron Man makes a trip to Russia to interrogate the one person who might have answers, Dracula himself. After a pretty tense and personal back and forth with the monster, Dracula proves that he is not as powerless as he seems.
The Shadow Colonel and the rest of his team have taken a peaceful Vampire group in Madripoor and as they lay waste to them all, he tasks Ghost Rider to destroy the thing that these Vampires covet the most. Something that Robbie refuses to do when he fights back. As the Colonel fights for control of Robbie’s tortured soul, the Avengers become the vampire’s next target.
Jason Aaron has taken this story to some interesting places both in plot and pace. It’s a fun issue to read and there are some great action moments throughout. The pace of the plot moves quickly and nothing feels like it’s a waste. One of the best moments is the back and forth between Tony and Dracula and the revelation that the Vampire had a past with Howard Stark. It opens up some interesting stories to tell in the future and adds an interesting development to Tony’s history.
The art by David Marquez is great. There are some beautifully detailed panels throughout and the action is both visceral and amazing to look at.