American Vampire #2

Writer: Stephen King, Scott Snyder Artist: Raphael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's been nearly 20 years since notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet was buried on boot hill. But when a group of grave-robbing collectors of Western memorabilia uncover his final resting place, they find much, much more than they bargained for. And: Pearl Jones was attacked and left for dead by a cabal of powerful Hollywood vampires. Now, a mysterious stranger comes calling and Pearl gets a second chance at life - and at revenge.

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 23, 2010

    American Vampire #2 leaves me just as thirsty for the next issue as issue #1 did after I read that. I'm easily giving this one the grade of an A. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 25, 2010

    I'm enthralled with "American Vampire" and I'm pleased to see that the first issue's strong debut wasn't just a fluke. "American Vampire" might be getting some initial attention because of King's involvement in the first five issues of the series, but I think if it had just been Snyder and Albuquerque it would be picking up strong word of mouth praise based on their contributions. (That said, I'd love to see King come back with some more prequel back-up stories down the line.) Definitely check out "American Vampire" if you haven't already. This is a fantastic new series that demands your attention Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 25, 2010

    If you're sick of how the douchebag Twilight fans have hijacked our vampires and made them all pasty-faced, angst-ridden teenagers, this is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 21, 2010

    But again, even with a name as big Stephen King involved, Rafael Albuquerque still manages to steal the show. The artist brings a great sense of atmosphere and mood to each scene, with him and colorist Dave McCaig altering their style ever so slightly to give the two strips their own distinct visual feel. Albuquerque accentuates the unique iconic imagery of both periods, in such a way as to further accentuate the idea that this series is just as much about Americana as it is blood-suckers a quality that has already managed to make the series far more memorable than other vampire comics I've read in the recent year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Apr 23, 2010

    American Vampire continues to be one of a new generation of Vertigo titles that keeps the publisher as a great source for off the beaten path stories. Though a little slow to start, there is a heaping amount of potential thanks to its dual plot lines and intersecting bits. Snyder shows us the potential and King fills in the blanks, giving us 40 pages of something new and different. I certainly can’t wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

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