Nearly two years ago Scott Snyder was handed the reigns to DC Comic’s biggest title: Batman. Since then, he’s established himself as one of DC’s most important storytellers. Along with artist Greg Capullo, Snyder has not only added new depth to The Caped Crusader’s life and adventures, but he’s also woven in new threads of history to the tapestry that is Gotham City. His work is truly impressive and is, in this humble podcaster’s opinion, some of the best comics DC is currently publishing.
But if we turn our gaze back to before Snyder helped relaunch Batman, before his run on Detective Comics, even, we’ll find the first few volumes of American Vampire. Published by Vertigo Comics in 2010, Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque treat readers to a vampire infested take on American history. And that’s where we begin today’s episode. We take a look at the themes and symbols Snyder explores in American Vampire, as well as dissect a few of the key characters in the story.[audio:http://thenextissue.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-06-19T16_23_06-07_00.mp3](And here’s your direct download!)
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