American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Hot on the heels of last year’s award-winning AMERICAN VAMPIRE miniseries, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, we return to postwar Europe and the vampire-hunting agency known as The Vassals of the Morning Star! Agent Felicia Book has had a dark life, filled with tragedy, but she has finally found peace, raising her adoptive son, Gus. But when the Vassals return for help tracking the most powerful vampire of all time, she soon learns nothing can prepare her for the threat inside The Coffin...

A great companion to the ongoing series and a perfect jumping-on point, LORD OF NIGHTMARES features amazing art by Dustin Nguyen!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 13, 2012

    This is a mini-series by Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen set in Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE universe. There really isn't much else to say. Focusing on the vampire hunting group, the Vassals of the Morning Star, we get a different focus for the series and the implications of what happens here is mind boggling for the series. I love the fact that Snyder somehow manages to write these AV mini-series while still delivering great stories in the main series as well as BATMAN. This series is an example of what Vertigo is about and knows how to do. It's a great issue and it's only the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 14, 2012

    Great issue. There isn't a single flaw in the book. Great art. Great story concept. Great pacing. Great writing. Satisfying for new readers and established readers alike. Reviewing AV is like grading the homework of the gifted children at school: you expect more but they still impress. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 13, 2012

    If you're an American Vampire fan, Lord of Nightmares is already appearing to be a worthy follow up to last year's stellar Survival of the Fittest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 17, 2012

    The second American Vampire tie-in is off to a great start. Snyder quickly sets the scene and the stakes, providing lots of reasons for the reader to care about what's going on. At the same time, Nguyen draws the hell out of this book, providing us with some gorgeous visuals to go along with Snyder's words. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 15, 2012

    This comic has a shining moment for both writer and artist — Tommy Glass and the horrifying climax, respectively — but those shining moments only barely eclipse the rest of this comic. Scott Snyder's writing is on point like it has not been in quite some time — not that he has not had any good comics out, of course — and Dustin Nguyen's art looks better than it ever has been. “Survival of the Fittest” was greeted with applause from critics, and some might even say it was even better than the main title. Could “Lord of Nightmares” go the same way? Certainly, if the other issues are just as good as this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jun 20, 2012

    Dustin Nguyen has crested the characters soawesomely.The dialogues werevery good and the scenes were awesome too. If you love the American Vampire series, thenyou”denjoy this one too. Snyder, explores the history of the American Vampire. Since it's based in the real world, this series of comics is more interesting. The true intentions of the characters,is revealedonly at the end. And the climax gives you goose bumps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 14, 2012

    "American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #1 is another strong "American Vampire" comic, and one that is living up to the need for it being its own mini-series. If you haven't read "American Vampire" up until now, this is a good a place as any to jump in and see what you think. For readers who are already familiar with the series, though, it's a crucial new chapter that fits in well with everything else that we've seen so far. All in all, a win-win for everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 22, 2012

    Bottom line, if you like the American Vampire series, than this is definitely for you. If you’d like to know more about these series, than check out my reviews of all 3 American Vampire trades on this very website. From Dc/Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Jun 19, 2012

    The first issue reveals very little as expected, but certainly continues to impress with regards to the writing and the artwork. Like I said, American Vampire fans are in for a treat. Not much in the way of action, but I am sure the comings issues will more than make up for that. They always do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 15, 2012

    Still, I think it's wise of Snyder to make this book a spinoff from the main series and not part of the main storyline. Dracula stands for the old world, for the dead hand of the past; it may be fundamentally impossible to make him seem new, and by doing so, he becomes a bit of a drag on any attempt to innovate. You can make him scary, but you can't really make him feel vital. Read Full Review

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