Thursday, July 28, 2011

American Vampire #17

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Scott Snyder is a master of pacing.  This issue, which is the penultimate in the 'Ghost War' arc, is packed with action, but also manages to bring us back to the beginning of the arc, which started with Henry writing a letter to his wife.

In this issue, we learn what the Japanese have planned for the vampires they have captured on the island of Taipan, and see the fruits of the uneasy alliance between Henry's Vassals of the Morningstar unit and Skinner Sweet.

This is a very cool issue, as Albuquerque pulls out all the stops to give us an impressive and exciting visual experience, enhanced by Dave McCaig's great colours.  I'm not sure why this is, but I find that the colours in this week's comics are really standing out (see Butcher Baker below).  As always, great stuff.

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