It took me a couple of chapters to warm up to this book. I found the first chapter especially grueling, and not even King’s origin story of Skinner Sweet drew me in (Snyder and King share each chapter, giving us two stories to follow).
My main beef is in Albuquerque’s art. Don’t get me wrong: the art is nice-looking, The issue is in the paneling: at first glance, it looks fine, but I’ve found that his action sequences are hard to figure out – it doesn’t flow very well.
Aside from this, everything is fine, and both stories appeal to me now. It’s not a watered-down ‘Twilight’-style vampire story, so the faint of heart should steer clear – but it’s also not excessive.