American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Pearl has made The Preston House a place of peace. But when something comes to threaten that peace, shell do anything to protect her young strays. The blockbuster return of AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues here!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 May 7, 2014

    The issue earns a 5 out of 5 for giving us a scary setup and a nail-biting cliffhanger that I didn't see coming. The best parts are the bits that take you by surprise, scaring you as much fromthe words on the page asthe images that accompany them. It's a perfect combination between pencils, colors, and dialogue. That being said, you probably need to read this if only to find just how to steel yourself for the Gray Trader. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 19, 2014

    Another wonderful issue. AV is really back with a purpose. It is so gratifying to pick up a comic and have zero doubts about the contents being excellent. There is never a clumsy sentence or unsteady panel and the story ideas and complex and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 16, 2014

    American Vampire: Second Cycle #2 is a fantastic and amazing issue of the series, really cementing it as a comic that you must read. This issue is easily one of the most terrifying and horror filled ones yet; the story and characters are as strong as ever, and the artwork delivers a true nightmare for our eyes to feast upon. Horror fans or non-horror fan; you owe it to yourself to check out American Vampire: Second Cycle. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 6, 2014

    Overall, an excellent issue. Can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 17, 2014

    So, my verdict in this issue? It was amazing. There's not much else to say. Sure, the lack of Skinner Sweet was definitely a disappointment. But this issue was packed full of great writing and art, so at the end of the day, the absence of one character isn't much to complain about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Apr 17, 2014

    Second Cycle #2is a masterclass of tension and horror. It uses each scene to make the reader feel more trepidation, until it unleashes the monster that has been hidden the entire issue, then starts the process all over again.American Vampireis typically used as an example of how the horror genre can be effectively utilized in comics. Issues like this are the reason why. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Apr 19, 2014

    American Vampire continues to build upon the vampire mythology Scott Snyder has crafted for himself. It was what first drew fans to the series, with a rebirth of a tired genre, and it continues to intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 18, 2014

    "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2 keeps the returned series moving at a strong clip. With a mixture of horror, adventure, and even sociology, Snyder and Albuquerque are reminding us all over again what a great series this is. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 17, 2014

    Sure, there are problems. Its not a perfect issue. Theres a slow build-up that doesnt quite work. But aside from that, American Vampire: Second Cycle #2 is fantastic, and firmly establishes this series as being one of the better indie books on the market right now, and is a must read book for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 17, 2014

    On the subject of this book's art, colorist Dave McCraig works absolute wonders for Rafael Albuquerque's art, creating a rustic, blazing portrait of the American west. This issue also reveals what will likely be the continuing plot of the entire second half of the series, and folks, it's a doozy. The reveal is handled through an excellently executed chaotic sequence that is almost worth the cover price alone. Despite a slow start, this is a super solid issue that cements the series' return to form. Read Full Review

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