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CBF Quick Picks #74 – American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #1 | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #74 – American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #1

June 12, 2011 by
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If Scott Snyder writes a book, they will come. And he achieved that with American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #1. If you wanted to expand your love for the mythology, this is a great way to go. It focuses on Felicia Book and her search for the vampirism cure that has obsessed her since her ancestors’ fight with Skinner Sweet. Great to see this war from other characters’ perspectives and Sean Murphy’s pencils really set the right mood.

159 issues in, Brian Michael Bendis still crafts a great Ultimate Spider-Man tale. He’s in the midst of wrapping up Marvel’s well-hyped “Death of Ultimate Spider-Man” story arc, as we see Peter Parker hold off the Ultimate Six while holding onto his life. Seeing Bendis and Mark Bagley back together has been a treat and regardless of what you may feel about the upcoming “death”, you can’t help but love the story going on.

Batman Arkham City #2 is another strong turnout for Paul Dini and company. We’re getting a sense of what’s going on as Arkham City gets built and we see the Batman/Hugo Strange arc initiate its build leading into their showdown in the next game. Great video game-style art to accompany this piece.

And lastly, of the sea of Flashpoint tie-ins last week, Emperor Aquaman gets a good nod. Tony Bedard paints a somewhat sympathetic figure in the despot that has flooded most of the Western European seaboard. We come to learn about why he’s doing what he’s doing and what he’s willing to do to fight off his Amazonian enemies. You may not want to dive into all of the tie-ins for budget reasons, but give this one a shot if your wallet allows.

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