Well, you can judge this book by that cover, because here we have the best issue of I, Vampire yet. Shadowy global protectors Stormwatch land smack bang in the middle of the war between Bennett's vampire nation and the zombified Van Helsing cult, blows and quips are swapped and matters take a surprising turn.
Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov folds Stormwatch into his ongoing storyline as smartly as he did Batman and Justice League Dark a few issues back, capturing their voices and methods with apparent ease. This isn't just a sales-boosting cameo, the featured trio's personalities move the story into its next phase - Fialkov never throws away plot points, but neither does he allow things to get stale. And it's this constant movement, the motivated changes, that mean I couldn't switch to tradewaiting for this comic - I want my monthly fix.
If you're not reading this title, this issue is as good a jumping-on point as any, with an excellent recap - witty, but not silly - and handy character introductions. It's the anti-Twilight, an unsentimental, decidedly non-maudlin take on the undead. I think you'll like it - if I had a reputation, I'd stake it ...