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Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2018
Snyder, Albuquerque, and Nguyen deliver on three complete arcs set in the late 1950s. The Felicia Book arc is good for Book's character development, but the introduction of Dracula is anti-climatic and feels as if they were setting out Dracula as the big bad but decided to go another route later. Then we return to Pearl Jones' arc as Henry struggles for survival. This leads to Pearl sitting with the Vassals of the Morning Star, but also to my continued frustration with this bloodline: we never get enough time with Pearl and Henry for their love to feel earned. The last story, which completes the first cycle of American Vampire, is the introduction to Felicia's mom, Abilena, another line of vampires, and the Gray Trader, who is the "big bad."