Review: American Vampire, Vol. 2

American Vampire, Vol. 2
American Vampire, Vol. 2 by Scott Snyder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Volume 2 of the series moves forward a few years but continues with Skinner, now living in Las Vegas and Pearl, living quietly in a sleepy small town.

The story is split in 2 parts with the first drawn by Rafael Albuquerque and the second by Mateo Santaluco. While both artists are great and stylistic cohesive, there is something about Albuquerque’s work that is more consistently appealing. I found myself stopping to study panels and marveling at how he used space on a page. His work also seemed to have more synergy with Snyder’s storytelling taking full advantage of the Hoover Dam era of Las Vegas’ history and the sinister Skinner.

Pearl’s story seems almost subdued in contrast and while not boring, doesn’t rise to the same excitement as Skinner’s.

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