Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blood drips from redneck mouth

American Vampire #2, Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuqurque, and Stephen King

After the sensational direct appeal from on the of this comic's creators I decided to try the second issue after all. And you know, it is pretty good. It has a slightly split narrative – two interlinked stories several decades apart – and it does maybe bring something new to the whole vampire story thing. But I have had it with vampires, so this can be as good as it likes – it is not for me.

I am also slightly wondering if the whole thing about the new American vampires representing some kind of awesome new wave of undead evolution, vastly superior to the olde European vampires, is just the usual Go-America! bullshit dressed up in a metaphorical disguise, but I will not be reading further issues to see.

An inuit panda production


scott snyder said...

oh no, Ian. Sorry it's not for you. But appreciate the read anyhow. S

ian said...

If it's any consolation, I will pass the issues onto a vampire-loving friend who may go for the trade paperback when that comes out.