American Vampire #34

American Vampire #34

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Blacklist is over. Lives have been shattered, alliances destroyed. Skinner and Pearl have made it halfway through the twentieth century and AMERICAN VAMPIRE hits a major turning point in the series.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 2, 2013

    I hate the idea of this series going on hiatus. Because it is completely on Scott Snyder's terms, we simply have to accept it. It takes a wise person to know how much they are capable of without compromising the series if he tried to take on too much or get someone else to help out. Snyder's story with Albuquerque's art and McCaig's colors makes for a beautiful package. We get some glimpses of past and future events that will make you wonder and wait with anticipation for whatever may come next. There will be a void in my monthly reading without these series but perhaps it will give others the opportunity to catch up on the series if they hadn't been keeping up. It's been a great thirty four issues. Time for a breather as we prepare for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jan 8, 2013

    Consider this a quiet season finale for American Vampire. The series isn't over, but we will have to wait months before getting new stories. I do wish the big teaser spread in this issue gave a little more meat to speculate on, but it's not like there isn't plenty of fun stuff to wonder about while waiting. Is that who I think it is in Abilena's basement? What could the Gray Trader be? What will the Vassals of the Morningstar be like when it's rebuilt with its new director? Where will Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones end up now? Is this going to be the last appearance of Abilena Book? The "next season" of American Vampire really can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 4, 2013

    A very strong issue. Snyder and Albuquerque could have made this a maudlin and reflective story, but instead they chose to look toward the future. I'm very much looking forward to what AV brings us when it returns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 2, 2013

    This issue might not provide a complete summarization for new and lapsed readers, but there are plenty of hints, clues, returning threads and continued notions to hold "American Vampire" #34 up as an example of what a zero issue could and should look like. The mystery lurking in the shadows of Abilena Book's house is captivating, certain to spark speculation and the double-page vision-filled spread of future story details is enticing to long-term readers of this title. Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque pulled no punches in this issue, giving readers every reason to wish them a relaxing and recharging sabbatical from this modern myth. Personally, if this is what they leave us with to take a break, I cannot wait to see what they come back with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 2, 2013

    AV #34 is one of the slower issues of the runs, but it serves it purpose. The wait for issue 35  is going to be a long wait... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 4, 2013

    It’s sad to see American Vampire go, but incredibly exciting to think of the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 2, 2013

    You'll be missed, American Vampire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jan 4, 2013

    For the most part, this issue does exactly what is intended: it gets long-time readers excited for what's to come, then leaves them hanging (in a good way). This issue represents a big shift for Snyder in terms of writing style, and even if he makes a slightly distracting mistake, he still manages to pull it off well. All this, while Albuquerque continues to dominate the page. Goodbye for now, “American Vampire” — you will be missed. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 7, 2013

    This issue was kind of confusing... I didn't know who Abilena was, I didn't know who Gene was, and I didn't know who the vampire(if it WAS a vampire ) in the basement was... But that's the problem with this series, I guess. It bounces around in time so much, and since I usually read like 60 comics between issues of this series, I tend forget most of what happened previously. Read Full Review

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