American Vampire #27

American Vampire #27

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 30, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"The Nocturnes" concludes here! Calvin Poole is a haunted man with a secret, but it's nothing compared to the secret he uncovers in a small Southern town. Plus, a major character steps back onto the stage!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 2, 2012

    A nice capstone on a 2-issue story that introduces some new critters to the AV universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 30, 2012

    AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues to be a remarkable series. Scott Snyder has taken the idea of vampires and keeps adding new twists to the whole idea. Calvin Poole is a fascinating character and one that I'd love to see more of. Unfortunately there was a change in the art from Part 1 and it didn't feel as if it was on the same level as Roger Cruz's. We do have a great story and final page that just might leave your jaw on the floor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 30, 2012

    "American Vampire" #27 needs to be read so you can enjoy the spectacle of story and world building. Snyder is pushing this title up to the next speed and many of the gear shifts are right here. They're mostly in the words -- probably for the best for just one month because the art might have had difficulty conveying it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 30, 2012

    Ultimately, Snyder's writing and devotion to expanding the mythos and cast wins out, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't already looking past this issue for the start of the next big arc and the return of Rafael Albuquerque. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson May 31, 2012

    "American Vampire" is still one of Vertigo's best series, but this issue may very well be the weakest one yet. The story, while interesting, is one that will probably only appeal to fans who have been reading since issue #1, and even then only in a sense of getting the whole picture. Snyder is still doing a great job, even if he is not firing on all cylinders, but Burchielli's seemingly rushed art brings down this issue significantly. Still, if this is the worst "American Vampire" gets, it speaks volumes about the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Jun 5, 2012

    All in all, this issue was alright. It was a bit of a letdown, considering how exciting and fleshed out the first part of this story arc was. As introduced at the end of this issue, issue #28 will focus on Pearl as she calls Calvin asking for his help. Hopefully the new story arc is more enticing as this issue fell flat. I give this issue a 6.5/10. Read Full Review

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