Bite Club (& VCU)
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Bite-Club-Howard-Chaykin/dp/1401212727/ref=sr_1_4/104-0107046-5744753?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1188617666&sr=1-4][B]Bite Club and it's sequel - Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit[/B][/URL]
The Del Toros, a vampire clan that has run organized crime in Miami for nearly a century. Beautiful, rich and immortal, these bloodsuckers are also masters of backstabbing and in-fighting.
DC Vertigo, ISBN: 978-1401212728
Anyone aware if this is any good or not?
A Tom Knapp review from Amazon:[QUOTE=THREE STARS][SIZE=1]"Bite Club," a too-brief miniseries from DC Comics' Vertigo line, introduces readers to the Del Toro family, an undead crime family whose story falls somewhere between "Kindred," "The Sopranos" and "Days of Our Lives."
Eduardo Del Toro is the family patriarch, who reigns over his family and its interests with an iron fist. But, since Eduardo is killed on the very first page, you can bet the story isn't about him. Rather, his family -- a mixed pack of ambition, greed and carnal desire -- steps into the gap left by his death in a struggle to take over the business. But, to the surprise of all, son Leto -- both a vampire and a Catholic priest, believe it or not -- is handed the reins of power. And that doesn't sit well with others of the Del Toro clan, siblings and cousins and family satellites who have a varying array of vices and a similar yen for control.
Collected in digest form, "Bite Club: Die Now, Live Forever" is an action-packed saga that will keep you guessing. New surprises await with every new revelation, and the series of events that unfolds near the end is shockingly twisted -- and impossible to predict. Writers Howard Chaykin and David Tischman combine forces with artist David Hahn to create a satisfyingly different sort of story, a new slant on modern-day vampires that will have readers thirsting for more.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]
People definitely seem to have an above average view on it. I wouldn't ask only half-naked vampires and L.A. crime units always sound kind of cool. Not to mention I've finally got around to seeing The Sopranos and I want more of this kind of stuff. Oh, and also the whole Fight - Bite thing. So has anyone read it, is anyone planning on reading it?