American Vampire: 1976 #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme.
It’s 1976, and this is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire!
Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where he’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner tracks him down for one last, desperate mission: The force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unle more

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 6, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 effortlessly re-introduces readers to its characters, their way of life, and their new directions this story sets out to explore. Paced to perfection with characters you're drawn to, this first issue is engaging for new readers and old alike with grand adventure, monster hunting, and a heist too. American Vampire 1976 is expertly polished, with a mosaic of interesting characters in a narrative that's rich with history and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 6, 2020

    An impressive first issue in the final chapter of American Vampire, American Vampire 1976 (2020-) #1 re-/immerses readers in an unforgettable fictional space not that far removed from our own. American Vampire 1976 (2020-) #1 is exceptional and makes for a reading experience that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 7, 2020

    The quality of this comic is amazing. I can't wait to see what the creative team has in store for us. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 6, 2020

    This was my first step into the American Vampire world, but this made for an ideal starting point for longtime and newcomer fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 6, 2020

    We have a compelling group of heroes, a terrifying villain lurking in the background, and a strong setup for a thrilling final arc. I think this book is a recap page and cast of characters away from being a perfect book, but I'd encourage a re-read before diving back into the world of American Vampire. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 6, 2020

    Ah, its so nice to have American Vampire back. I hadnt entirely realized how much I missed this supremely well-executed book, until I was in the pages reading familiar characters talking about new challenges in a new decade. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 6, 2020

    Rafael Albuquerque's art is fantastic. The characters look amazing and the action is fast, detailed and full of energy. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Oct 6, 2020

    I already mentioned that returning fans will love this new chapter and as a lover of the horror genre I would recommend this book to new readers to the series, Scott and Rafael are genius creators, this one will be special! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Oct 7, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 is another fantastic entry to the rich epic that Snyder and Albuquerque have been creating. It's not accessible to new readers but it doesn't need to be. Those who are invested in Pearl and Skinner's story owe it to themselves to see what the two are up to. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jim Malakwen Oct 12, 2020

    A thrilling entry in the "American Vampire" series and a seamless fusion of writing and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Josh Rose Oct 7, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 is a great Halloween comic with its serial killers, secret conspiracy organizations, and of course, vampires. If the train robbery or the serial killer angle to the story doesn't make you want to read more, then the art definitely will. My one issue is that it's not very friendly to new readers of Snyder'sAmerican Vampire. There were a few times characters and organizations were introduced and I was confused as to who they were and why they were important. However, the team did a great job of making me want to go back and catch up on the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 6, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 is a bit of the typical gathering of the key players story but it does it all in such an entertaining way both story-wise and look. It's a fun reintroduction to the world of Skinner Sweet, the American Vampire, and has me wanting to go back and read what has come before. It impressively pulls off a debut that's accessible for new readers and should excite longtime fans. Despite being years since the last chapter, American Vampire doesn't miss a beat with its return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Oct 6, 2020

    This book makes for one darn good read. I’ve been following this series from the beginning and it is one of the best ways to celebrate the spirit of this spooky month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Oct 16, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 is off to a great start. The partnership between Snyder and Albuquerque is on full display as they know how to move the focus to what is important for the readers and is an opportunity to showcase each other's talents. The story does get daunting and intimidating for new readers with all the characters. It doesn't distract from the story but it makes you want to reread or start reading it from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 6, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 goes big. It leans on the nostalgia of the 70s. Skinner's motorcycle daredevil is perfect for the time period. Staring out a new series that also exists in the world of an existing series is a hard circle to square, but if anyone can do it, Scott Snyder can. This first issue pulls no punches. What a last panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Oct 6, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 #1 is available today so jump on your motorcycles and grab your wooden vampire teeth and head over to your local comic book shop today! Make sure you guys let us know what you thought of this issue by leaving your comments below! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Oct 6, 2020

    Given that this 9-issue series aims to wrap up Snyder's first break in comic books, however, it's unlikely few readers are jumping into American Vampire 1976 without having the requisite back-reading behind them. But if that's you? Do your homework before taking a bite of this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 7, 2020

    American Vampire 1976 reestablishes the series and prepares for one final push, even if that effort delivers some tedium in its initial outing. Read Full Review

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