American Vampire 1976 #2
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by Dave McCaig
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: A reunion brings Skinner Sweet into the middle of a potential global threat.
Skinner and his brother Book are preparing to hijack a very special train car. One that contains a special map they need to find the Council. Unfortunately, Skinner’s lack of powers will make their task more difficult than they thought. At the same time, a member of the President’s Secret Service detail is called out to the woods to answer to a creature with a personal connection to him. A connection that will keep the man close to the seat of power and poised to strike when the time comes.
In New York, Cal and Travis are having some trouble wrangling a member of the VMS as danger continues to close in on the group. When their target doesn’t answer, the pair investigate and find a violent, bloody scene waiting for them. A scene that points to a very familiar threat.
The Story: Scott Snyder crafts a moving, dense and fun story in this issue. The characters continue to be the best aspect of the story and these characters draw in the reader by being engaging in both their personalities and their motivations. I really enjoy the bigger story happening behind the scenes and how it will potentially touch each group at play in this issue. I can’t wait to see where this story goes next as Snyder adds new layers of mystery while including some great twists and reveals.
The Art: Rafael Albuquerque delivers some stylish, beautifully gritty visuals to this issue. Everything looks great and has a beautiful, timeless quality that makes the imagery appealing.