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Vampires! From True Blood to Twilight to Buffy herself, vampire stories are all the rage, and comics are no different. But just because something's popular, that doesn't mean it has to be bad. Vampires have been a major part of comic book stories for decades, and while there's a little more focus on the fanged ones these days, that doesn't mean that there can't be some great stories out there. So even if you've had enough, or think you have, don't pass up these great vampire stories you can find in your local comic book store.
American Vampire takes all the sparkle out of vampires, and tells a story of American history if there were vampires deeply involved in the building of the country. From Vertigo Comics, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque, American Vampire is just an incredibly well done comic book. Check out this Talksplode with writer, Scott Snyder.
Victor Gischler and Paco Medina's Curse of the X-Men did what the X-Men have done many times before, and that is to fight Dracula. A blood bomb is released and San Francisco goes all fangy.
Brilliant by canceled, Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk brought us a tale of Dracula as a master of war, in the conclusion to their Captain Britain and MI:13 story, Vampire State.
Joss Whedon and a tribe of comic all stars took part in the great ambition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, from Dark Horse Comics, continuing where the TV show left off, and delivering (mostly) exactly what fans had missed about the show, but in comic form.
Going way back, Vertigo Comics had another series with a modern take on vampires called Blood + Water, from writer Judd Winick, where the idea of vampirism is a way to cure the uncurable. Is it worth the price?
Finally, who could forget the lovable Irish vampire, Cassidy from Preacher? Not sure why he was there, but it didn't matter, because it was a great take on vampires from a completely different direction. Check out our video show on Preacher.
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