American Vampire

American Vampire

Vol. 1

Book - 2010
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Written by SCOTT SNYDER & STEPHEN KING Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE 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! On sale SEPTEMBER 29 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US MATURE READERS
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2010
ISBN: 9781401228309
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS AME
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,27 cm

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SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

If the Great American Novel were a scary comic book, it would be this series featuring antihero Skinner Sweet. This introductory volume presents overlapping tales of the first vampires created on American soil, which confers new powers that old guard European vampires regard as an abomination to be wiped out.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

A young woman is brutally murdered by old world vampires in 1920's LA, only to rise as a newer and more vicious breed of blood sucker and seek her revenge. Good for historical fiction fans with a bit of a penchant for violence.

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ArianaRayne
Jun 18, 2017

The story was written well and the artwork is ok, would recommend to horror fans and fans of graphic novels

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trotter73
Dec 16, 2016

I thought the story was good, the artwork was ok.

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annapayne
Sep 19, 2016

This comic books series isn't only the first book that Stephen King helped write, but also the first book with vampires in it! I absolutely can't stand Twilight or whatever, but this book surprised me. I really enjoyed it. Love that they put the time period in the early 1900s and flashed back to the 1890s. I like that both Stephen King and Scott Snyder wrote have of the comic and, with the exception that Snyder told King what he would like the story to go, King wrote the backstory for Skinner Sweet. The art style was really cool, so I have to give a shout out to Rafael Albuquerque. An awesome book from cover to cover.

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indiamay
Nov 13, 2015

I hate to say it, but I was expecting so much more from this novel. Its collection of great authors prepared me for a great novel, but in the end I only felt let down. The plot is overused and while still somewhat interesting, had so much more potential. In addition, the imagery is gruesome and to be completely honest, somewhat disgusting. It lacked finesse and purpose. The gory illustrations seemed to be there only to make it more bloody. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book unless it's for Halloween, and even then, I don't think this book is for everyone.

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JEarl
May 28, 2013

Looked Scott Snyder and found this series. WOW! Not the greatest graphics but seem to fit the story and what a story. Hope Snyder does like Anne Rice and tells his version of how his vampires came to be. Volume 2 waiting to be read.

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bbailey77
Apr 16, 2013

I know this book was nominated and won multiple Eisner awards, but to me it was just another vampire story. I'd much rather read the old Wolfman/Colan Tomb of Dracula collections. American Vampire did have very good artwork to match the feel of the story, but the characters, and I do feel that Pearl is a much more interesting character than Skinner, are simply not enthralling enough to continue reading on about.

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Draw
Apr 06, 2013

It wasn't bad of a graphic novel, however I found the plot and characters above average. The art is alright, and the details are lovely.

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Nords
Mar 30, 2011

I loved this graphic novel. Excellent story and great art work. It was neat how the story jumped from the 1890's or early 1900's and the 1925 setting and used the writer as a bit of a narrator of the story. Only complaint is that the main 'evil' vampire's character wasn't well developed, but he sure is evil! It's fun to read a good vampire story without all the sparkly romance crap. If you like this graphic novel you'd like the book series The Strain or the Passage. Even though this is a stand alone story, a sequel could be possible so I hope it happens.

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