American Vampire: Second Cycle #6

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Dave McCaig Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Vampires in space? Its 1965. Pearl and Skinner escaped The Gray Trader with more questions than answers, and their search for clues leads them to...NASA! Youve never seen vampires like this before, as the second major story arc of AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE begins!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Feb 5, 2015

    Overall this was a good issues of American Vampire and I can't wait to see what comes next. The story by Scott Snyder is really good and the artwork from Rafael Albuquerque are really great to see. Some of the characters faces are a not as detailed but that doesn't take away from the great story and art. Colors from Dave McCaig are really great meshing well with Albuquerque's work. I'm actually curious as to how everything is going to unfold in the end when they face the the beast. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 4, 2015

    A tough issue to give full praise to without spoiling its contents, American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 is one of the best opening chapters to date for a storyline, and promises to take these characters to places readers are sure to enjoy. Snyder and Albuquerque have a classic run happening here, and its nice to see some revelations released so early on in its second half. The next issue cant come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Garza Feb 6, 2015

    After much waiting American Vampire is back and still as great as ever! Join Pearl, Skinner, and Cal as they infiltrate the last stronghold of the Vassals of the Morning Star in order to stop the greatest evil the world has ever faced. With breathtaking art and long overdue character payoffs, this series soars to its former glory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 9, 2015

    Never short on shockers, Snyder and company ensure that readers are going to finish "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #6 and demand to have #7 in hand immediately. The writer mixes the fun and unpredictability of a 1960s adventure film with the expected levels (and so much more) of horror and surprise. Topping it all off, the characters in these pages are so familiar to long-time "American Vampire" readers that every appearance is like catching up with old friends and regaling in the stories of their adventures. If only "American Vampire: Second Cycle" stuck around longer or, at least, happened by more often. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 4, 2015

    Balancing the many spinning plates yet again is artist Albuquerque, his signature style as sharp and kinetic as ever. He and colorist Dave McCaig do a great job in maintaining interest, their historical footnotes every bit as interesting as their vampire melees. The two make great use of space, as even the sparsest of panels enjoy solid color and design. Issue #6 is undoubtedly a setup issue, but when setup is done this well and rendered this beautifully, it's not in a bad way that we say we're left chomping for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Feb 9, 2015

    American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 sets up what will surely be a large scale adventure reaching all the way to outer space. The first installment of Dark Moon is packed with revelations and action that are told through exceptional pacing and artwork. The vampires are back in action, and it can only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Feb 4, 2015

    American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 is a decent return for the series after being away for so long. It's mostly setup and not particularly exciting, but it establishes a lot of interesting new directions for this new story arc and helps expand on the world and its history. I'm intrigued by what I'm seeing and hopefully the arc lives up to the potential that's being shown here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jennifer Flatebo Feb 10, 2015

    This is a new spin on the Cold War, a cover-up origin story of the evil demon: The Gray Trader. With Rafael (Robin, Blue Beetle) Albuquerque's ominous landscapes and far more ominous vampire story, American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 is a fine jumping-on point for those who want to learn the history of vampires (especially if you missed the titular series' Skinner and Pearl), their secret-ops predators and the countless number of ways to go about it all! Read Full Review

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