American Vampire: 1976 #4

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 13, 2021 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Key clues and coordinates in hand, the rogue branches of the VMS reunite for a final mission that could unlock the secret to taking down The Beast. On their journey to find answers about a pact between America’s Founding Fathers and an ancient counsel of monsters, the whole team-Skinner, Pearl, Book, Felicia, Travis, and Cal-realize they’ll need to confront their own complicated personal pasts before they have a hope of correcting world history. Back at the White House, the Gray Trader’s secret associate, Bixby, wrestles with his allegiance to evil and makes a final decision about the president’s fate.

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 13, 2021

    Snyder is killing it on the script. The story is dark and brutal, yet every character is well developed. The artwork is definitely Albuquerque's best. It is a really strong book overall and I can't wait to see where all of this is leading. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 12, 2021

    American Vampire 1976 remains a blast thanks to its strongly defined characters, electric art and menacing villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2021

    Rafael Albuquerque delivers some stunning art in this issue. With the story being more character focused, the art reflects that with great, expressive art and close ups. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 12, 2021

    This issue is a bit wonky, with an opening that seemingly left out an entire scene, an ending that requires a lot of luck, and much of it focusing on characters talking in a cramped airplane. It's a table setting issue in many respects, but where it does set the table best is in some key reveals of the main villain. The stakes are only higher by the issue's end and this issue serves as a turning point in the narrative that'll only get better with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 12, 2021

    American Vampire 1976 #4 ends with another cliffhanger. Snyder is leaning into the pulpiness of the subject matter. There are times in most mini-series, usually in issue 4, where the story stalls. While there is a lot of sitting around in this issue, that works out. The plot has been moved forward while our characters wait. Excellent writing. This is what we expect from Snyder though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 13, 2021

    Combine that expository dump with hamfisted explanations of the series' metaphors from Gerald Ford and it's clear that American Vampire is struggling to bring itself in for a landing on the page as well as in this particular segment of the story. Read Full Review

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