American Vampire By Vertigo Comics. Written by Scott Snyder. Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque and Mateus Santolouco. Single Issues $2.99, HC $24.99. Once again Scott Snyder brings life to the old days of America to life in his horror epic. Comprised of two story lines, 6-9–Devil in the Sand, 10-11 The Way Out, the unique vampire world of Snyder continues. In the Devil in the Sand, we are given a glimpse at a old breed of vampire that is killing people in the city of Las Vegas, during the construction of the Hoover Dam. Also we see the return of Sheriff Book’s Goddaughter and the Child they produced, along with The Vassals of the Morning Star the vampire killing organization that they belong too. Skinner Sweet takes on the name Mr. Smoke and has helped shape what would now be the city of Sin. earl is back as well and her Husband strikes a deal with the Vassals that no harm comes to Pearl if he tells them how to kill Skinner/Pearl’s type of vampire. With a twist ending that I honestly didn’t see coming, these four issues bring alot to the title. The second deals with the return of Hattie along with Pearl and her Husband. This is a development story that brings Hattie back as a villain and revels some of Pearl’s current life. Well written, it helps define the love and romance of the two and why she hasn’t just bit him yet. Yet again Scott Snyder and crew bring a well thought out story and exceptional art that brings the time and characters to rich life that makes you want to continue reading, curious on what is going to happen next.
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