I happened upon the first few issues of I, Vampire last night, one of DC’s “New 52” titles. I have little interest in zombies, and even less interest in vampires, but I was pleasantly stunned by how much I enjoyed this. Andrea Sorrentino’s has quickly become one of my favorite artists, and Joshua Hale Fialkov’s writing echoes the deft approach to vampires with Matheson’s I Am Legend. Instead of being about the utterly boring confliction of vampires and should they or shouldn’t they feast on humans (to say nothing of the nudity and sex also found in True Blood), Fialkov’s story approaches vampiric themes as a means to address broader, human issues. There’s also a compelling plot and characters that are not only fun to watch, but actually care about.