American Vampire #4

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

It's high noon for the American vampire as Pearl Jones faces off with the coven that ended her human life and Skinner Sweet gets the showdown he's been demanding for the last 20 years with his old adversary Marshall James Book. Scores will be settled in this extra-sized issue of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, with stories by author Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 24, 2010

    And throughout it all, there's the art of Albuquerque, which becomes all the more impressive with each passing issue. To read American Vampire on a monthly basis is to watch an artist transform into a visual master before your very eyes. Whether he's evoking the images and atmosphere of the story's two eras in American history, bathing his vampire characters in menacing shadow, punctuating the gruesome violence of a scene or orchestrating kinetic action in a way that would make even Jack Kirby proud, Albuquerque proves invaluable to the success of this book. Together with Snyder and King, he's accomplishing the impossible, which is making the vampire mythology seem fresh, scary and cool again for the first time in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 26, 2010

    This is a really good series. Now that the novelty has worn off, it is clear that it has staying power and some story to tell! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 24, 2010

    Vertigo's had some great new titles debut over the course of the last year or so, and "American Vampire" is definitely part of that crowd. I'll miss King after next month's conclusion of his story, but Snyder and Albuquerque will be just fine on their own. It's easy to see why DC's supposedly tapping Snyder for more work down the line; he's a real find. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson June 25, 2010 Jun 25, 2010

    I’m recommending this book with little reservation. While not perfect, it’s definitely a fun read worth getting on board with now. Read Full Review

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