American Vampire #8

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 10, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

1935, Las Vegas. Who are the Vassals of the Morningstar? What do they want with Skinner Sweet? And who do they consider to be "the most dangerous vampire in the world"? Don't miss the penultimate chapter of "Devil in the Sand," and see why critics are going crazy for this can't-miss new Vertigo series.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 10, 2010

    By this stage of the title, I've become absolutely certain we are observing the foundation construction of a complete classic. The scope feels limitless, and the quality is assuredly high. This issue continues a trend where every month we are gifted fantastic moments and nothing is saved for the end. Snyder has something to offer at every turn, which is a pleasure to get so consistently. "American Vampire" has done what many think can't be attained: it has transcended the vampire genre as it has been defined for the last decade. This story, and all of the arcs, feel like they will lock together in the end, and will be an expansive opus of superlative character development and gory deaths. It cannot be stated enough, you must be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Nov 11, 2010

    The twist in the final pages actually caught me by surprise, but hopefully Snyder can give it some context next month and have it make more sense. Based on what he's done so far, I have no doubt that will certainly prove to be the case. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 13, 2010

    Outstanding. The story is interesting and well told and the art is spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Nov 10, 2010

    This is another book where I've unfortunately had to enjoy it piecemeal. I didn't get to read what came right before and I probably won't get to read what comes next but, taking this for what it is, you'll be hard-pressed to find too many other comics with execution as tight as this. It's almost like watching an musician at peak performance, as every little gesture is so finely tuned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Nov 26, 2010

    Art Comments: As always, Albuquerque's art is strong. Having said that, the art does look a little rushed here and there. Still, in the end, these minor defects do not hurt the overall quality of Albuquerque's nice artwork. The characters' facial expressions are all well done. Albuquerque captures big and small moments perfectly. I especially dug how Albuquerque drew the big reveal page for who the murderer was. It is simplistic in how it is done but effective.Albuquerque's capturing of emotions is where he excels most in this issue. The Pearl Discussion scene is a perfect example of it. Never do their faces not match what they're saying and sometimes the artwork conveys the discussions better than the words. Especially the final panel of their little chat. Read Full Review

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