Friday, April 17, 2015

Booknote: American Vampire, Volume 4

Scott Snyder, American Vampire, Volume 4. New York: DC Comics, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4012-3718-9.

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: vampires, horror
Format: Trade paperback
Source: My workplace library

I thought I had made notes on this book a while back, but upon reflection it seems I missed it. Thus let's make some quick notes now. This series continues to an excellent read, and it is one I continue to recommend. This time, we travel to 1950s California where Travis Kidd is a rebel with a cause. Vampires slaughtered his family, and he is now on a personal mission of revenge to kill every vampire he finds. The vampires in the suburbs have learned to fear Travis. Snyder does capture the feel of this era quite well in this action-packed story. In fact, a pleasure in reading this series is just that: the author always gets the feel of the time period right. There is always good attention to detail. Plus the color and the art are very good at depicting the horror of these vampires.

The volume also features a Skinner Sweet story. This is one before he became an American vampire. Before he became an outlaw, he was a soldier fighting the Indians out in the American frontier. And at this point, the Indians are desperate, so much so they are willing to unleash a new horror. Overall, the volume is a great addition to this series.

I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

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