American Vampire #23

American Vampire #23

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

It's 1955 and AMERICAN VAMPIRE is terrorizing the suburbs with hot rods, teenyboppers and fangs! Learn more about the ferocious new vampire hunter Travis Kidd and his connection to Skinner Sweet. Plus: Who is that mysterious man Travis is racing? Find out in "Death Race" part 2!

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 30, 2012

    Knocking the visuals out of the park is artist Rafael Albuquerque. From the opening scene, this guy nails every panel. It's not easy to replicate a car chase for 22 pages but Albuquerque makes it look easy. His ability to represent motion and real danger in a drag race within a two dimensional medium is nothing short of staggering. It feels like the race is whizzing by you, you sense the peril in every single page. I also love his eye for details and his ability with the human form, especially faces. Snyder in the story and Albuquerque behind the visuals is the reason American Vampire is the full-on blast that it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 25, 2012

    Part two of "Death Race" is another awesome installment in this continuously-solid series. There's really no other way to look at it. Snyder might be letting the deep characterization take a backseat for action, and Albuquerque's pencils might be a little less refined than we've grown accustomed to, but that doesn't change the fact that American Vampire #23 is still an entertaining romp in this incredible vampire-filled universe. Oh, and the last page cliffhanger should send diehard American Vampire fans in a tizzy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 30, 2012

    Lots of fun. We ease the pace of our story a little to give us some background, but it's all good: well written and wonderfully illustrated. Not only is the “present day” story interesting, but finding out how we got to this point will be fun as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 24, 2012

    "American Vampire" continues to consistently deliver spectacular quality no matter what time frame or narrative tone it aims to set. The agility of Snyder and Albuquerque is one of their title's keenest strengths. This month, they deliver the straight up thrills of the road race, taking a few pages to illustrate the personal demons of our lead. This is a lonely man, perhaps still a boy, acting tough and playing out a revenge fantasy he might not yet be ready for. If you think this is a book just about vampires, you need to look closer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Jan 31, 2012

    American Vampire #23 is more greatness from an already great series. It also ups the ante from an already strong first issue for the Death Race arc. We are only two parts in and already I have a good feeling that Death Race could somehow outdo Ghost War, which would be no easy feat. But as American Vampire has entered the 50's the quality only seems to rise and the tale of Travis Kidd is sure to impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 28, 2012

    Perhaps the best part about this series is that the characters drive the story. At the heart of the story we have vampires and those that kill them. It seems so straightforward. However, Snyder plugs in complex characters and unique situations to help tell the stories. This issue is no different than the other twenty-two in the series. It's got a fast-paced story filled with drama, mystery and action and is backed up with excellent artwork. This arc is only going to get better. I can't recommend this issue and series enough. Read Full Review

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