American Vampire #22

American Vampire #22

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Get ready it's hot rods, poodle skirts and rock 'n' roll as AMERICAN VAMPIRE goes screaming into the 1950s! Who is Travis Kidd? What do the mysterious Vassals want with him? And what does it all have to do with Skinner Sweet? Find out in "Death Race" part 1!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 28, 2011

    It's a new arc set during the fifties. We've all heard about 'perfect jumping on points' and this definitely is one. It's hard to think of a series reaching its twenty-second issue and suddenly thrusting a new character upon us. Snyder manages to introduce a new character with ease and within a few pages, you'll quickly find yourself fascinated by who he is and what his motivations are. Albuquerque dives right into Snyder's script and easily captures the mood and vibe of the fifties. We're left with an interesting cliffhanger and the longing to know how this arc will fit into previous stories but it's clear that it's going to be a great ride. Snyder and Albuquerque have nailed another issue. You can't help but want more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 28, 2011

    Jumping on point?: Even though it'd be best to start AV at the beginning, this is the best jumping on point since the series began. There are some minor links to the past story arcs and more might pop up over the next few issues, but this is very new reader friendly. If you've been listening to the accolades, but were looking for a place to begin, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 2, 2012

    The art from Rafael Albuquerque is really wonderful. Until I read this series I was unfamiliar with his work but I’m now a fan. Albuquerque knows how to draw the human form, he knows how to give faces the right reactions and emotional impact. Taking that knowledge he stylizes the art to give it a look the combines early EC horror and modern superhero books. He’s also great with action and clearly has a love of penciling violence. Albuquerque gets Scott Snyder’s vision and draws accordingly. Between the story and the art, American Vampire is another notch in the belt of a writer who seems to be unstoppable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jan 3, 2012

    With the original dream team that first made this book the hit it is back together, it makes you wonder how comics could get any more perfect. As mentioned, if you've heard all the buzz about this book but not sure where to start and intimidated by books in their double-digits, fear not. American Vampire #22 reads just as good and strong as it were a first issue. So hop in, buckle up, and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 28, 2011

    "American Vampire" with Rafael Albuquerque on board is as right as original recipe Coca-Cola, baseball in the summer, and tricked out sports cars. Snyder's investigation of the American tradition filtered through bloodsucking vampires makes for a brilliant variation on an age-old concept, a distorted history lesson and fun read all at the same time. There is no time like the present to hop over the door into the backseat of Travis Kidd's convertible and enjoy the ride. It's not often you're given a chance to jump onto a great title with a wide open transition like this, and you won't want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 31, 2011

    American Vampire is not a book just about vampires. It's about characters that usually play government (or military) roles in a world that happens to hold various covens of these creatures. The encounters are deadly and this book captures snapshots of them here and there. If you like a little bit of horror mixed with some noir and intrigue then this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 2, 2012

    How weird does the generation gap get when some of the "parents" are bloodsucking immortals? I'm sure we'll see, if Travis survives his lone wolf approach to his mission to stake. Read Full Review

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