American Vampire: Second Cycle #3

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Pearl digs deeper into the mystery of the Gray Trader and uncovers horrifying truths that will rock the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Meanwhile, Skinner must confront his demons, both figurative and literal. The second cycle of AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues here with even more threatening vamps than ever before!

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 27, 2014

    Man, all I gotta say is that I'm absolutely loving this series and that I'm definitely a convert. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 22, 2014

    AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues to surprise and impress with each issue. I've said it several times when reviewing previous issues, it's surprising to have a vampire series that can be so impressive and fresh. Scott Snyder keeps giving us new situations and takes the story in different directions which keeps us hooked. If that wasn't enough, Rafael Albuquerque's art and Dave McCaig's colors will blow you away. How often do we get such a compelling story with superb art? AMERICAN VAMPIRE never disappoints. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie May 22, 2014

    I continue to find Albuquerque's panoramic flashback spreads are great examples of visual storytelling where the lettering almost isn't needed to communicate those key plot points to the reader. Meanwhile, Dave McCaig's colors continue to evoke the coldness of the dead while capturing the fiery heat of the hellish nightmares readers encounter " from the demonic May to the beast Skinner encountered underground. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards May 21, 2014

    American Vampire: Second Cycle #3 is another great issue of an already amazing and creepy book. It had the horrors, the fantastic characters, solid writing, and gorgeous looking artwork that it usually has. Like always, this is highly recommended and is not a book you should miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett May 22, 2014

    There should be no doubts amongst readers concerning Snyder and Albuquerque's ability to craft an effective horror story with a human core. If there were,Second Cycle #3should dispel them. This is a great link in a great opening story toAmerican Vampire: Second Cycle, whetting appetites and building suspense at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Alex Smith May 24, 2014

    Another strong issue for theSecond Cycle. Improving on last month, Snyder has started to unveil his views on the entire world that's been built. There's still a long way to go, but “American Vampire: Second Cycle #3″ shows hints of the future like never before. If the dark depths that Skinner recounts are true, then the series is heading to a dark place. The Gray Trader continues to bea more fiercely realized power than anything that came previously. It would be nice to get more of Pearl and Skinner together, but the story has a way of separating them just as things could be settling down. Still a fresh and scary take on vampire lore, now isthe best time to catch up. Terrible events are coming. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 25, 2014

    This second cycle is off to a really strong start. It's so nice to have a consistently strong comic like AV back in our lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 22, 2014

    Snyder doesn't do a lot to advance the story here, but he does enough, returning THE fan favorite and delivering the Trader ever closer to Pearl and her charges. Read Full Review

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