Debuting this week from DC Comics is “Dead Romeo,” a new six-issue miniseries illustrated by Ryan Benjamin (“Grifter and Midnighter”) and written by Jesse Blaze Snider. A relative newcomer to comics, Snider is hoping to break big with “Dead Romeo,” an ultra-violent vampire love story he describes as being something of a cross between “The Crow” and “The Princess Bride.”
The story follows John Romero, a glam rock musician who died in the 1980s, but not before falling madly in love, marrying his sweetheart and becoming a vampire. Romero returns from Hell in the present day with a chance to escape forever. All he has to do is kill one innocent virgin. But can the hopeless romantic rock singer do such a terrible thing? And if he can’t, what will his Hellish companions, the evil Hollywood Vampires, to do John if he chokes?