The Vampire Combat Field Guide
A Coloring and Activity Book For Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead
Written by Roger Ma
Illustrations by Kurt Miller
Berkley Group | Penguin Random House
Release date: October 6, 2015
In 2012, the Institute for Undead Combat Studies published the The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead, a survival guide to coming face-to-face with the ever-popular supernatural beings. The manual, written by Roger Ma, begins with the history and common myths of vampires before moving on to the beings’ anatomy, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Then, it gets to the good stuff — how to fight a vampire: the training, weapons, strategies, and techniques. By the time you’re done, you should be able to battle alongside Buffy.
But, going up against a powerful creature like a vampire shouldn’t be done lightly. That’s why, when you’re done following the prep and training from the manual, you should brush up on what you’ve learned with its new ancillary, The Vampire Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book For Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead. That’s right, it’s a coloring book!!!
And what types of things will you be coloring? Items like an axe, stakes, and some garlic, as well as the undead themselves — like the memorable snarling minidress-clad vamp — and the badass vampire hunters that combat them.
Now, maybe you think you’re too old for a coloring book. Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re totally not. My review copy came with a pack of crayons, and do you know what happens when you give an adult some crayons? THEY COLOR!!!
As far as the activities go, author Ma creates quizzes and areas to make preparation lists, along with crucial tips, while Kurt Miller contributes helpful illustrations that show how to do some of the maneuvers from the The Vampire Combat Manual (Miller also did the art for the Manual).
In case this isn’t obvious, The Vampire Combat Field Guide activity book is pure fun for adults. On its own, it is a quick study for anyone who finds themselves up against a fanged creature of the night, or for the experienced fighters who need to brush up on their skills. It’s also a nifty supplement to the The Vampire Combat Manual, and when the two are combined along with some crayons, it makes a perfect bundle for prospective vampire slayers, especially with the Halloween season upon us.
Happy hunting … and coloring!
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…
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