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Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:12 pm

Why are the colours all goofy in your avatar Snow? Is it trying to be X-Men or something?
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:21 pm

John Snow wrote:American Vampire #8

You know the old saying about every issue being someone's first? Well this was my first issue of American Vampire and yeahbuhwah? This isn't new reader friendly at all. Not that there was any expectation on my part that it would be, the third issue of a series' second arc isn't typically a good jumping on point for any comic.

While I was able to get a general sense of why this might be an interesting comic there wasn't enough background information being provided for me to gain any context for any of the scenes or characters. At least if I do go back and start reading the series in collected form, this didn't make enough sense for it to have spoiled anything.

The art was cool and it set a good tone. Albuquerque seems to be channeling a bit of Yu here which I don't remember from the last time I picked up a comic with his art but I liked it.

This is a tough comic to judge with no prior knowledge of the series. I still plan to eventually read it in trades, but this issue didn't inspire a desire to run out and pick it up sooner than I would have otherwise.

Story: 5
Art: 8
Overall: 6.5


:lol: I'm glad it's not just me. I was trying to be generous with my 8 but didn't know how the hell to score it really. Since I was totally lost as well it sort of failed to leave a lasting impression on me. I kept waiting to read a review by someone else who hasn't read anything else of the series.

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Postby ****** » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:25 pm

Punchy wrote:Why are the colours all goofy in your avatar Snow? Is it trying to be X-Men or something?


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Postby ****** » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:30 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
:lol: I'm glad it's not just me. I was trying to be generous with my 8 but didn't know how the hell to score it really. Since I was totally lost as well it sort of failed to leave a lasting impression on me. I kept waiting to read a review by someone else who hasn't read anything else of the series.


I spent the first half of the book wondering if the woman in the Arrowhead plot was really a vampire or not because we originally saw her in the daytime.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:30 pm

John Snow wrote:
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So which Mutie is Scott? Psylocke?

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Postby ****** » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:33 pm

Punchy wrote:
So which Mutie is Scott? Psylocke?


That would be my guess.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:39 pm

John Snow wrote:
That would be my guess.


But isn't Knives also Psylocke?
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:45 pm

Punchy wrote:
But isn't Knives also Psylocke?


I thought that had to be Jubilee, if I am accurately judging which similarly drawn cartoon person you mean.

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Postby ****** » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:49 pm

Knives is Jubilee. Yellow coat.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:55 pm

John Snow wrote:Knives is Jubilee. Yellow coat.


But why is she holding psychic daggers?

This is an ill thought-out photo-shop.

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Postby ****** » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:04 pm

Punchy wrote:
But why is she holding psychic daggers?

This is an ill thought-out photo-shop.


I'm glad you disapprove.

And Scott is Gambit.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:08 pm

John Snow wrote:
I'm glad you disapprove.

And Scott is Gambit.


That's massive burn right there. Gambit? Pshh!
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:02 pm

starlord wrote:
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HERE'S YOUR DRAMA YOU BASTARD!!!!

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48THRiLLS

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:12 am

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

This has been a great book from the start, I felt it got even better when King left. It seems to me that Snyder has a great grasp on the story that he wants to tell and I think this second arc has been proof of that. The vampires in Vegas idea is a fantastic one and the subplot with Pearl has a Unforgiven feel to it (I am not that Vampire anymore). I am also digging the Vampire Hunters and I can't wait till we see how Skinner gets over on them. The art on this has been amazing and keeps getting better and better in my opinion, the colors are great and Raphael Albuquerque draws some fantastic looking vampires. I love how this one left off and can't wait to see the conclusion, this must have been a toughie for newbies to review but I highly recommend reading the trades if this piqued your interest at all... it is definitely worth it.

STORY - 8

ART - 10

OVERALL - 8.5

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Postby ****** » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:41 am

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