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Operation Sunshine #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

From the New York Times-bestselling hosts of the hit The Last Podcast on the Left and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this all-new humorous, horror, and action-packed comic book series that’s Near Dark meets Ocean’s Eleven. A group of young, alienated vampires known as “bugs” plot to steal a magical object from ancient monstrous vampires to turn themselves back to human. Along the way they uncover a sprawling monster underground, a top-secret plot run by the elder creatures, elite militant vampire slayers, and madness beyond imagining blocking their path to humanity.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Operation Sunshine is the kind of comic that comes along once in a while and within the first few pages, I know it’s going to be something special. The art is a beautiful juxtaposition between horror and humor with a story that is grounded but lays the foundation for a much larger mythology. Most importantly though, from cover to cover, Operation Sunshine is a monster-fighting, dialog-driven romp that puts a fun new spin on a folklore creature I thought had long been bled dry. This book makes vampires a vibe again and I’m here for it!

  • 75


    A transformative and entertaining spin on the same old vampire story.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    What a fun story for the Halloween season! It wasn’t perfect by any means, there were transitions between scenes that weren’t always clear or evident and the reader is bombarded with plot elements without much explanation —but once you get past the structure issues, the story itself is pure horror fun at its roots. The cartoonish art is a great complement to the tone of the story — never making anything too dark or scary that would turn non-horror fans off, but still scratching the itch for anyone wanting a twisted visual to go with their vampire story. Overall it’s a great read for this time of year, warts and all.

  • 60

    In Operation Sunshine #1—written by The Last Podcast on the Left hosts Henry Zebrowski and Marcus Parks with artwork by David Rubin, colors by K.J. Diaz, and letters by Ferran Delgado—the debut sets up the unexpected journey of two vampire-like creatures known as “bugs,” Hex and Steve, who find themselves embroiled in a quest to find a magical relic from an “OV” (original vampire) and to be cured of the vampirism in the process. It’s a fun premise with a fresh take on vampire lore and while the execution is a little rough at points, the issue sets up a blood sucking horror story that feels just new enough to venture into the light with.

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