Wednesday, October 6, 2010

American Vampire #7

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Snyder has a lot going on in this second arc of American Vampire.  We learn a little more about how Sweet has established himself in Las Vegas, and we discover that he's not involved in the murder that set the arc off.

In addition to continuing to give us an interesting look at Vegas at the time of the construction of the Hoover Dam, Snyder also starts to structure the series for the long term, making reference to an anti-vampire group called the Vassals, which has at least one familiar member in it.  I'm sure we'll find out more about these people as the series unfolds.

Another point of interest is the way in which the Vassals, posing as FBI agents, appear to know Sweet, and have information about the different breeds of vampire, suggesting that it is not just the 'American vampire' that is unique in its abilities.

As usual, Albuquerque's art is great, although a couple of pages seemed a bit rushed.

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