Thursday, October 24, 2013
Volume 2 Reviews- American Vampire
"In this second volume, collecting issues #6-11 of the hit Vertigo series, 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." Source
Wow. Once again, this series impresses me with fantastic writing and horrifically beautiful illustrations. Skinner Sweet is back and working in Las Vegas as it blossoms into a full-fledged city of sin. How fitting that vampires have their greedy little claws embedded in the town. Pearl on the other hand, is trying to make a "normal" life for herself with her lover, Henry, but an old friend is back and looking to start some trouble for them. And while the vampires have their own problems to deal with, an agency called the Vassals of the Morning Star are working to destroy all vampires...forever.
It's beautiful and gory, and more sexually explicit than the last volume, so reminder- not for kids! But for adults who love vampire horror, this series is a must-read. The second chapter of this story does not disappoint!
Comic website: http://www.vertigocomics.com/graphic-novels/american-vampire-vol-2