It’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.
In just a few short years, young police
Chief Cash McCogan has watched his native city of Las Vegas go from
cow-town to wild, glittering boomtown. And when the bodies of prominent
businessmen start showing up drained of blood, Chief McCogan finds
himself facing a threat much darker and deadlier than anything he could
have imagined . . . and the only sure bet in town is that Skinner and
Pearl are right in the thick of it.
One of American Vampire was quite jarring, having two different authors
- Scott Snyder and Stephen King. Stephen has left after the first
volume however which really helped the story flow better but I did still
find myself confused towards the middle. The introduction of new
characters made the story more interesting at first, but became quite
cliched towards the end of their stories.
The story picks up
years after the first volume, so I can presume we'll be following Pearl
and Snyder right across the 20th century, as I had hoped. Switching the
focus to Cashel, a Police Chief with a heavy workload and a pregnant
wife at home was a really smart move and I was quickly engaged.
Unfortunately I did grow tired of hearing "but Vampires don't exist!".
not sure about Skinner yet. When we first meet him in volume one he's
very King of Evil, bad guy in a suit? Very that. Then when we meet Pearl
he's almost likeable, he becomes this sort of.. cheeky Crowley from
Supernatural likeable. In Volume two he's just plain evil for the heck
of it. I hope we see his character a little more fleshed out in Volume
Three because "vampire who eats candy" just isn't good enough.
sort of ending to his story (more the first part of his story) quickly
became a bit of a mess, very cliched and predictable. Also I was a
little confused as to what was happening. However the last two issues of
the volume got the story going again with the introduction of an old
enemy and left me wanting to pick up the next volume as soon as