Cover image for American Vampire. Volume Seven
Title:
American Vampire. Volume Seven
Author:
Snyder, Scott, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SWAMP THING) and artist Rafael Albuquerque bring together even more threads to the complex tapestry that is the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE. When we last saw Pearl in the 1950s, she had lost her love Henry in an attack on the vampire hunting organization, V.M.S., by a coven of Hollywood vampires that nearly wiped the organization off the face of the planet. Devastated and alone, Pearl is determained to leave California and all its painful memories behind. When we meet Pearl again, it is in 1960s Kansas, an era fraught with fear of nuclear war, angry demonstrations, and vast social change. What has changed in the years since the V.M.S. attack and where is Skinner Sweet?"--
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as American vampire : second cycle #1-5"--Tp verso.

American vampire created by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401248826
Format :
Book

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Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SWAMP THING) and artist Rafael Albuquerque bring together even more threads to the complex tapestry that is the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE.

When we last saw Pearl in the 1950s, she had lost her love Henry in an attack on the vampire hunting organization, V.M.S., by a coven of Hollywood vampires that nearly wiped the organization off the face of the planet. Devastated and alone, Pearl is determained to leave California and all its painful memories behind.

When we meet Pearl again, it is in 1960s Kansas, an era fraught with fear of nuclear war, angry demonstrations, and vast social change. What has changed in the years since the V.M.S. attack and where is Skinner Sweet?

Collects AMERICAN VAMPIRE CYCLE TWO #1-6.


Author Notes

Scott Snyder is a multiple award-winning and bestselling American writer known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart, and his work in comic books, including American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Batman: Gates of Gotham and Swamp Thing. Snyder graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a degree in creative writing, and then worked at Walt Disney World for about a year. Snyder's Disney World stint strongly influenced his writing; he later recalled, "it did a world of good for my writing. Snyder received his MFA from Columbia University in 2002. His first collection of stories, Voodoo Heart, was published by the Dial Press in June 2006 to highly positive reviews. The collection received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was a Kirkus Reviews "Hot Debut" of the year. Stephen King picked two of the included stories"Wreck" and "Dumpster Tuesday"for the 2007 The Best American Short Stories anthology shortlist. Voodoo Heart was shortlisted for The Story Prize in 2006. In 2009, Snyder began writing for Marvel Comics. His first foray into the genre was a one-shot focusing on the first Human Torch, part of Marvel's 70th anniversary celebrations. Since September 2011, Snyder has been writing both Batman and a new Swamp Thing ongoing series as part of The New 52, DC Comics' company-wide relaunch of all of its titles. Snyder will co-write Talon, a spin-off of the "Court of Owls" storyline in Batman, which will focus on a rogue Talon from the Court. In 2013 his title Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (the New 52) made The New york Times Best Seller List. Batman - Death of the Family Mask made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

This volume generously collects two discrete story arcs set during WWII. In the main thread, drawn with plenty of splattering viscera by series regular Albuquerque, a band of vampire hunters discover and are decimated by a new breed of bloodsuckers on a Japanese island. Antihero Skinner Sweet joins in on the fun but may have bitten off more than his slavering jaws can chew. Murphy draws the supplementary story, which takes place in the war's other arena, as the Nazis hoard a scientist with the cure for vampirism. Good, gory wartime horror on a level with Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D.: 1946 (2008).--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

A bloody reinterpretation of American history animates this ultraviolent horror comic. The wide-open gambling and prostitution that accompany construction of Boulder Dam in 1936 are corrupting the town of Las Vegas, Nev.; feeding on human degradation-and blood-is a swarm of vampires, one of the many rival varieties that pass undetected in the transient population of the unsettled West. One local lawman who just wants to protect the innocent finds his comforting certainties stripped away as an outlaw vampire exults in pure wildness. Meanwhile, a female vampire tries to maintain a loving domestic relationship with her mortal husband when she's not ripping the heads off their enemies. Although Stephen King contributed to the early installments of this saga, Snyder now carries the action along with gusto. Albuquerque (in the first four chapters) and Santolouco (last two) deliver art that's appropriately raw and brutal. Exploring how dreams and temptations have shaped America, this series offers thoughtful content alongside the grotesque shape-shifting and spurting gore. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Snyder and Albuquerque return to their protagonist Skinner Sweet, the first vampire of a new type that is unaffected by sunlight, garlic, or crosses and is at war with a group of older European vampires who have all the traditional weaknesses. The previous volume's cowriter, novelist Stephen King, is gone, and Santolouco (Fall of Cthulhu; Cover Girl) splits the art with Albuquerque. Despite the changes, readers who liked the first book will probably enjoy this one, although some might feel it's too conventional. Volume 1 pieced together a narrative by hopping around in time; here, the progression is mostly chronological. Also, the story falls into cliche with the introduction of a secret society of vampire hunters whose members include a craggy old man with a crew cut and a woman with a crossbow. Verdict Although this volume is less original than its forerunner, the characters are sufficiently developed. The art is excellent-horrifying in the right places-and colorist Dave McCaig adds the right historical atmosphere. Recommended for libraries that own the first volume. Note: there's a little nudity and a lot of blood.-Robert Mixner, Bartholomew Cty. P.L., Columbus, IN (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-It's the 1930s, Las Vegas is becoming "Sin City," and the American vampire, a new breed born in the Wild West, is at the heart of it all. Vampires are feuding over investments in the dam being built that will bring Vegas to life, and the human population is caught in the crossfire. With complex, conflicted characters, fast action, and bloody vampire fights, this noirish series entry, inked in dark, moody tones, is a gripping read. Because it includes sex, nudity, and violence, this title is best suited for older readers.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY ~ (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.