The Vampire Combat Field Guide by Roger Ma
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Copy sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
In The Vampire Combat Manual, Roger Ma, the nation’s preeminent expert in undead warfare, prepared the average citizen to defend against a brutal vampire attack. But without appropriate training, even the most adept slayer of bloodsuckers can be left vulnerable.
Therefore, the Institute for Undead Combat Studies has once again created an essential practice handbook for anyone seeking to avoid serious injury, infection, or death at the hands of a vampire. This comprehensive guide includes:
*Detailed illustrations to aid in identifying various types of the undead and their vulnerabilities, as well as anatomical drawings you can color to promote knowledge retention
*Interactive mental and physical exercises that will teach invaluable fighting techniques and prepare you for battle
*Work pages to hone weapon selection, defensive and offensive techniques, and precise staking strategies
*and much more!
With the proper preparation, no one need fear death by exsanguination or an eternity spent in darkness. Learn to ward off these bloodthirsty creatures while you can—or say good-bye to your days in the sun…
I've never reviewed a coloring book, so this review is a bit different from my usual reviews. This coloring book is sixty-four pages, with plenty to color! It's exactly as it sounds, a vampire combat field guide. The illustrations are bold and imaginative, and Roger Ma really takes the reader/color-er through a story of sorts. He takes us through vampire anatomy to types of vampires to weapons to attacking methods. Very cool! Definitely a great adult coloring book right in time for Halloween!
Here is my review in pictures:
***Note that I did not color ALL the pages. I chose one or two pictures from each section!***
First, we start off with vampire anatomy!
And then there were different types of vampires.
You need to have a certain physique in order to take on vampires...
... And have certain skills!
Make sure you have the proper weapons...
... And now you're ready to take on the bad guys!
There are so many more pages to color! I absolutely loved this coloring book. Definitely an adult one, with graphic-ish content (nothing teens can't handle, but don't give this to your five-year-old, maybe). I love the cohesiveness of this book, like it's almost a story. Great job, Roger Ma and Berkley! And Happy (early) Halloween, everyone...