American Vampire, Volume 2

American Vampire, Volume 2

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by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
     
 

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While trafficking in a bestselling sub-genre, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire — a more muscular and vicious species, born of the American West.

It’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.

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While trafficking in a bestselling sub-genre, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire — a more muscular and vicious species, born of the American West.

It’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.

In just a few short years, young police Chief Cash McCogan has watched his native city of Las Vegas go from cow-town to wild, glittering boomtown. And when the bodies of prominent businessmen start showing up drained of blood, Chief McCogan finds himself facing a threat much darker and deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . . and the only sure bet in town is that Skinner and Pearl are right in the thick of it.

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A bloody reinterpretation of American history animates this ultraviolent horror comic. The wide-open gambling and prostitution that accompany construction of Boulder Dam in 1936 are corrupting the town of Las Vegas, Nev.; feeding on human degradation—and blood—is a swarm of vampires, one of the many rival varieties that pass undetected in the transient population of the unsettled West. One local lawman who just wants to protect the innocent finds his comforting certainties stripped away as an outlaw vampire exults in pure wildness. Meanwhile, a female vampire tries to maintain a loving domestic relationship with her mortal husband when she's not ripping the heads off their enemies. Although Stephen King contributed to the early installments of this saga, Snyder now carries the action along with gusto. Albuquerque (in the first four chapters) and Santolouco (last two) deliver art that's appropriately raw and brutal. Exploring how dreams and temptations have shaped America, this series offers thoughtful content alongside the grotesque shape-shifting and spurting gore. (May)
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—It's the 1930s, Las Vegas is becoming "Sin City," and the American vampire, a new breed born in the Wild West, is at the heart of it all. Vampires are feuding over investments in the dam being built that will bring Vegas to life, and the human population is caught in the crossfire. With complex, conflicted characters, fast action, and bloody vampire fights, this noirish series entry, inked in dark, moody tones, is a gripping read. Because it includes sex, nudity, and violence, this title is best suited for older readers.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401230708
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
American Vampire Series, #2
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
221,734
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.24(d)

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Meet the Author

Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook and other journals. He most recently has co-written AMERICAN VAMPIRE for Vertigo/DC Comics, along with horror-master Stephen King, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.

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American Vampire, Volume 2 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series keeps getting better and better!
GregCastro More than 1 year ago
Scott Snyder is an overnight hit in the comics industry right now. American Vampire is really where it all began, and the author's skill is readily apparent even in this early work. Two new characters are introduced this time around, Cash, the saddened but unrelenting sheriff of Las Vegas circa 1936, and Felicia, the mysterious FBI agent with exciting connections to the past. The dirty, cruel, and greedy setting of Nevada fits the series perfectly, and provides a storyline that tops everything that has come before in American Vampire. The last two issues of the volume return to Pearl and Henry, giving them an interesting if not quite as good tale to follow the first. Any modern comics reader should pick this up at some point. TIP: Spring for the hardcover, it's much prettier and only costs a few dollars more. Rafael Albuquerque's art is not to be missed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continues after volume 1. If you are not reading american vampire you are truely missing out. The best comic series of the last few years.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cool vampire comic book.