Tomorrow, American Vampire (a title I'm shocked hasn't been used yet) hits the stands. It's co-written by Scott Snyder (Voodoo Heart, Marvel's Human Torch), with Stephen King (every horror novel ever). It marks the first time King has ever actually worked directly on the comic script. With the Marvel work King's been doing, he seems to serve more as an executive producer, leaving the heavy lifting to others. Not so with American Vampire, where he gets right into it with Scott Snyder. Add to that some very pretty artwork by Rafael Albuquerque, and you've got a pretty nice package.
While the vampire craze is hitting a fever pitch, it's important to remember that vampire comics are something Vertigo has been doing for a good long while, with Preacher, Bite Club, and Blood and Water, just to name a few. Even a hard bitten fad cynic like me is somewhat intrigued by this book, sold in part by the large graphic ads appearing in my comics in the last few weeks.
You can find a longer preview, and a chat with King at the Daily Beast.
Here's a quick taste: