American Vampire #28

American Vampire #28

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Blacklist begins here!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 27, 2012

    AMERICAN VAMPIRE is one of my favorite series. Just when I think I couldn't possibly like it more than I already do, Scott Snyder manages to make it happen. I almost envy those that haven't been reading this series because they have the luxury of being able to read the entire series from the beginning. Having Rafael Albuquerque back for this arc is perfect timing. There are major things happening here and the characters and series as a whole is moving to new places. It feels like it's been a long exciting and crazy journey since the characters first appeared. This is so much more than a simple vampire comic. This is something comic book readers owe to themselves to check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 30, 2012

    A very comfortable issue that returns us to a familiar set of characters in a setting from the first AV story cycle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 27, 2012

    The series has hit so many highs it's hard to keep track of all my favorite moments. But the start of The Blacklist feels different; more substantial, in a way. If The Blacklist keeps up momentum, combined with the recently launched Lord of Nightmares, it's quite possible that American Vampire is about to reach its peak. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jun 30, 2012

    I don't know if this new story arc, the Blacklist, will be my new favorite American Vampire story arc, but this opening issue gives me every indication that will be an interesting new chapter of the series' story. Just the idea of vampire hunting running parallel to McCarthyism alone would do it for me, but this is also the story that reunites Pearl and Skinner after the latter was apparently killed by the former. With as much going on as this story arc seems to have, I wouldn't bet against the Blacklist turning out to be one of American Vampire's better chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 30, 2012

    American Vampire is one of the very best books out there today. You really don't have to be a fan of vampires to enjoy this story either. The book's strength is in the characters and how they react or interact with those that are vampires. It's a creative world that is written to exist in the regular world. It's a good book and as it dances towards the current times I can't help but wonder what Snyder has in store for these characters down the road. This is a very good start to this arc. I definitely recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 27, 2012

    "American Vampire" #28 begins a new arc that is both set in Hollywood and also wants to use the storytelling structures of old Hollywood to tweak this tale. The result is a comic that pushes characters into a pinpoint situation where their friction and movement is explosive. This issue demonstrates how smart "American Vampire" is and its potential for fun. By the end of this issue, Snyder and Albuquerque will have you right in the palm of their hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jun 27, 2012

    Now, I will say that American Vampire #28 is a terrific jumping on point. Everything is laid out for you to hop on and enjoy the macabre ride. The scene at the beginning works perfectly to hook new readers and to set the tone for what is to come in this arc. I just hope Raf can catch up to his older works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 27, 2012

    One thing Albuquerque doesn’t do is spend a lot of time on huge splash pages. Every panel he draws is linked to the next; they all build off each other, so to throw in some random splashes would kill the vibe. When the last page comes and Albuquerque wants to makes a statement on what is to come, then he gives us a glorious full page of Skinner and Pearl ready to fight. These images are laid out more like a film than a comic book and it’s very effective. American Vampire #28 is just another notch in the belt of a team that is one of the best around. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Jul 12, 2012

    Issue #28 is a great start to a new story arc that's bound to push Pearl's character to new heights in this series. I give this issue a 7.5/10. Read Full Review

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