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From writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire – a more vicious species – and traces the creatures' bloodline through decades of American history. This first hardcover volume of the critically acclaimed series collects issues #1-5 and follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King, both with art by future superstar Rafael Albuquerque. Snyder's tale follows Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her. And in King's story set in the days of America's Wild West, readers learn the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire – a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before. Don't miss out as Snyder and King set fire to the horror genre with this visionary, all-original take on one of the most popular monster stories! This beautiful collection features a new introduction by Stephen King and bonus art including character sketches, variant covers and more!

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Make Mine An American Vampire. 0

Because the response was not as high as I would of thought for my review for American Vampire #1, I only reviewed that issue and the review can be read ( HERE).  The review I believe is a fair break down of the narrative style of the book, so the other 4 issues would likely have read the same with less pictures to them.  This review will focus more of the overall package of the American Vampire Hardcover collection.  American Vampire is a are breed of book for Vertigo. ...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

The 1920's with a bite.. 0

Pre Thoughts I bought this graphic novel at comic con thinking that this book was going to be just like every other vampire story out there, but what I got instead was something totally different. At first glance I saw that Stephen King did the second feature stories to each issue. When I saw his name my first impression was "s@&^* this must be creepy!" I love Stephen King's work so seeing his name already made an impression. Now that you have some back info as to why I read this graphic nov...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

A Magnificent Work Of Art 0

The Story:American Vampire focuses on a new strain of vampire and where and when it originated from in American history. The characteristics of this new American species of vampire, differ from that of other vampires. My Thoughts: Each issue tells two stories, one written by Scott Snyder and the other by Stephen King.  Scott Snyder's story focuses on a woman named Pearl Jones who happens to be an actress. We see her meet Skinner Sweet and how she was gruesomely turned into a vampire. Reading her...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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