Two epic World War II tales in one massive volume! This gorgeous hardcover includes AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 plus the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST!
In the Pacific, Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker. Meanwhile, Skinner Sweet has plans of his own…
And in Europe, vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Romania in search of a rumored vampire cure.
Blood and bullets abound in this new collection from the Eisner Award-winning series!
The thing I loved about this series was the dark elements of both the human and vampire worlds that Scott Snyder likes to explore. However, this particular volume not only didn’t interest me, but it actually irked me. Perhaps it’s my past in the military or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve never been a huge fan of fictional depictions of World War II.
Here’s what I like about the series:
Aside from the darkness of the series, I actually liked the premise that the growing world was actually controlled by a group of powerful vampires. This aspect of the story makes it interesting and allows the reader to maintain mixed feelings for Skinner, while giving them a real group of villains to hate. However well this group of evil vampires could help to explain exactly why World War II occurred (at least in the world of this comic series), it doesn’t sit well with me that they are capitalizing on this historical war that left millions of innocent people dead for no logical reason, except that an evil man chose to rage a race/religious war against them.
The graphics of the comics are decent. Their rough edges lend a bit of rawness to their quality. So while the story left a bad taste in my mouth, at least the graphics were the one redeeming factor of this comic. Hopefully the next volume will be better.
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