American Vampire 1976 #7
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Tula Lotay, Francesco Francavilla and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Colors by Tula Lotay, Francesco Francavilla and Dave McCaig
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: Three tales serve ass an interlude to an impending threat to the country.
An ailing George Washington spends a quiet evening with his grandchildren before going to bed. In the middle of the night, he is roused from his sleep by the return of a familiar face. One that informs him that the meeting he is scheduled to have with dark allies will do no good against the rise of a more powerful evil that has already taken root in the country. An evil with eyes and ears everywhere.
A great short story with a beautifully dark tone and feel to it. Snyder lays out some ominous things to come and Tula Lotay brings that darkness to life with brilliant visuals that perfectly capture the tone of the story.
Jim and Pearl find themselves in New York in the early 70’s on the hunt for information. After meeting with their contact, they discover that there has been a resurgence of older monster species throughout the country. As they both contemplate what this means and how the darkness of their own pasts might have something to do with it, they are interrupted by an impending vampire attack.
Another great short story that dives into the emotional aspects of the fight against the Tongue. The art has a great film noir detective feel to it as well that complements the story well.
Gussy wakes up to the sounds of an intruder and decides to investigate. After finding Travis standing outside with a gift for the young man, the pair have an impromptu Christmas celebration as they look for a small moment of peace among all the chaos.
A good story that finds some funny and whimsy amidst all the seriousness of the series itself. Great art that captures the mood of the story perfectly.