American Vampire #30

American Vampire #30

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Hunting vampires is thirsty work, but Skinner and Pearl must control their bloodlust as they cross more names off the vampire blacklist. Meanwhile, Henrys life hangs in the balance! The next AMERICAN VAMPIRE epic continues in The Blacklist part three.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 29, 2012

    If you've been reading this series, you know how good each and every issue is. If you haven't been, shame on you. Get your rear in gear and buy the trades to get yourself caught up. When I've spoken to those that haven't been reading the series, it's usually because they've dismissed it as "just a comic about vampires." AMERICAN VAMPIRE is so much more than that. Scott Snyder has been crafting a tale that has been spanning decades and taking us in directions we wouldn't normally expect. With reoccurring characters and situation after situation that completely varies, this is a comic that will always capture your attention. When Rafael Albuquerque is on board with the art, it's a feast for your eyes as well. Each month when a new issue comes out, I know I'm in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 29, 2012

    American Vampire #30 is legitimately shocking in how violent and bloody it is while remaining so humanistic and heart wrenching. And the arc's not even over yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Sep 1, 2012

    With the tension finally being broken between Pearl and Skinner and the looming mission from the VMS quickly culminating to an end, issue #30 of American Vampire appears to be just the start to an intense story revelation. I give this issue a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 29, 2012

    "American Vampire" #30 lures readers in with shoot-outs and claws tearing at flesh, then swerves to end on a very different note. The guns go away, the claws remain while the intent mildly changes, and suddenly it's a whole new game being played. There is a moment in this issue that's been building since #1, whether anyone inside or outside the comic truly knew it or not, executed in an incredibly evocative and fantastic manner. It's nice to see character come first and deliver in just as explosive a manner as the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 30, 2012

    A few little quibbles hold this back a bit, but it's still a darn fine comic from an outstanding series. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Boren Aug 30, 2012

    The basic problem of this issue is that it does not stand on its own. This is a pure case of writing for the trade. If ‘The Blacklist' and ‘Lord of Nightmares' are collected together in a huge hardback like the WWII story and ‘Survial of the Fittest' were, then it would be a good buy. Month by month though? This just feels like paying $2.99 to be strung along month by month. Hopefully this story will wrap up soon and we can get “American Vampire” in the 1960s. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    MatchesMalone Sep 2, 2014

    I can't remember ever being so angry and heartbroken over the end of an issue as this one. In other words, this comic achieves what it sets outs to do. If you've still been seeing Skinner as some kind of antihero up to this point (how could you?), that should end here.

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

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