Comics Briefly: American Vampire #24, Wolverine and the X-Men #6

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Favorite Book This Week: American Vampire #24
Books were new in stores on 2/22/12

American Vampire #24 (Death Race Part Three)
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Colors: Dave McCaig

I have been loving this plot arc, but this issue especially has a nice rhythm to the writing, and absolutely amazing art. I can't see how the next (and last) issue of this arc could possibly go well for Travis, but I've really enjoyed the ride so far. All of the character work in this book is awesome, but I have become really fond of Travis the greaser-teenage-vampire-hunter in just three issues. I love his attitude, I love his look, and I love that every so often you get a moment that reminds you that he's still very young, and up against some real horrors.

Wolverine and the X-Men #6
Writer: Jason Aaron, Pencils: Nick Bradshaw, Inks: Walden Wong, Jay Leisten, Normal Lee & Cam Smith, Colorists: Justin Ponsor & Matthew Wilson

The action-packed and very zany escapades continue! I wish there had been a touch more plot in this issue, or picked one plot to follow more. That said, I really enjoyed both Wolverine and Kid Omega trying to win the school's budget at an interstellar casino and Kitty and company fighting off Brood (full and micro-sized!) back at the school. I probably liked the first plot a hair more: it was really fun. This was a solid continuation of the plot(s), and really fun, but it wasn't quite as impressive, or emotionally affecting, as American Vampire this week.

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