SO HAPPY AmVamp is going day and date digital starting in December. It was the one series that I still have to get in paper format.
I'm really looking forward to see how Snyder will utilize the ancient vampires. They look really interesting, especially the werewolf-ish ancient
"Criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot." - Dick Grayson
"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard." - Damian Wayne
Is American Vampire one long story as say Sweet Tooth is or is it more so all over the place? Hope that makes sence...
I really like finite stories with a clear start and end.
I've only gotten the first trade so far, but it feels like it has a specific story to tell. I don't think Snyder would keep it going just to keep it going.
# 20 was a highly entertaining read, as expected. Can't wait to see what exact kind of Vampire the "Beast in the Cave" is, and what Mr. Sweet does the one Braves on the ridge.
Oh man, there aren't enough good things I can say about American Vampire. It's by far my favorite ongoing book (out of 26 that I read). Snyder's writing is great and Albuquerque's art is absolutely amazing.
I'm not really loving this current arc, but it's still good. I really can't wait for the next arc that takes place in the 50's.
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So, I'm absolutely loving Snyder's work on Batman and Swamp Thing, but haven't read this yet. Is there a good jumping on point? What issue does the current (or next) story arc start at? And will I be able to understand it if I haven't been here since the beginning?
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You should be able to understand from there but I'd really absolutely recommend trying to start from the beginning to be able to fall in love with the characters. Because personally American Vampire is still Snyders best work.
i'd start from the beginning as well. i believe some of it is out on trade already?
if you haven't read the Severed mini Snyder wrote for Image btw, that is definitely a contender, as far as his best work.
I just started the series last September! I've been busy catching up, and wow... Scott Snyder has done a great job on this series! AV is my current obsession!
I'm enjoying Beast in the Cave right now, but there's one thing that I didn't like. It's just a personal opinion though...
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I don't like how Snyder made Skinner and Jim Book as childhood friends/adoptive siblings. It felt like it was forced. Maybe because, for me, there was no instance in the first few issues about Skinner and Jim Book that will give you any idea that they have a long history.
To me, it just feels like a lawman caught a wanted outlaw, and it started a fierce rivalry from then on. I actually liked it a lot. I loved the part where Jim Book was surprised that Skinner knew about his fiance.. with Book reacting how this outlaw he just caught knows so much about his life.
I know that Snyder will end the Beast in the Cave arc with something that will rift Skinner and Jim Book's friendship, but I don't think it will be enough to explain why they seem like strangers to each other during issue #2.. not even a reference that they have a history long before Book captured Sweet.
I have a lot of trust in Snyder though so I can't wait what Skinner will do in #21.
Sorry for the long post. I've just been dying to discuss this series with other AV fans for the longest time now.. the reason I made a CBR account. :)
About the arc breakdown, the current arc started in issue 19 and will end with 21. It happened before the first arc so no worries in jumping here.
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I agree with those of you who don't like this current mini-arc. It's not that good of a story, and it does feel "forced," or at least very convenient. Having said that, I did like the second part more than the first, so hopefully the conclusion will be a home run.
@Captain Jim: I would start from the beginning if you can afford it. Read Survival of the Fittest too, if possible. But if not, #22 should be the next jumping-on point.
His memory's gone! Or...is it? It's not hard to fake amnesia! The Goblin is capable of anything!
The issue is less one of money than time. I'm having a heck of a time just keeping up with all the DCnU titles I'm reading already. Plus, my LCS doesn't stock trades.
But I'll consider it. What's the name of the first trade?
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As far as I know, Jim, it's just called Volume 1. I liked it. I'm about to read Volume 2 this weekend.
Free your soul and let it fly....
I just started reading this today. I got through Vol. 1 and half of Vol. 2, and wow, this is one excellent story. Great characters, fantastic art work, and a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat page after page.
This is the best vertigo series coming out right now...