Thursday, July 14, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #2

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Sean Murphy

Survival of the Fittest, the spin-off of American Vampire featuring vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan, has all the elements of a good James Bond movie.  Our heroes are traveling to Nazi-held Romania to extract a scientist who believes he has developed a cure for vampirism.  They are posing as rich Americans sympathetic to the Nazi cause.

The issue opens with their plane being shot down (after an interesting dream sequence that helps build Felicia's character), and Snyder establishes very quickly that this is not going to be an easy mission.  The twists in this story aren't hard to see coming, but Snyder makes them enjoyable all the same.

Sean Murphy's art in this book is phenomenal.  He has a nice eye for detail, drawing lovely establishing shots of the Romanian castle where much of this book takes place, and also draws excellent interiors for both the castle and the plane that McCogan and Book fly in on.  This is an interesting series that I'm enjoying very much.

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