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The era of the American vampire officially begins as Pearl Jones declares war on the powerful coven of vampires that ended her life, and Skinner Sweet declares war on, well, everyone! Scores will be settled in blood in this installment, the third of five over-sized issues featuring stories by author Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.4%


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Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. Got a soft spot for the Western genre, so I’m digging on the King story. Thought the lead story was a bit flat in the first issue, but got a lot better in issue #2.

  2. I’ve had the same sentiment.  Most people on here prefer the opposite.

  3. I can’t wait for this. I’m really enjoying both stories.

  4. This is the book I’m most looking forward to this week.

  5. Last issue kicked serious ass. I’m loving Snyder’s story and hope this issue keeps up the pace.

  6. Surprised more people haven’t dropped this.  Issue #1 was very bleh.

  7. @KickAss-If you read issue #2, you would see why.

  8. Avatar photo PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    @KickAss. But, but vampires are supposed to say ‘bleh.’ "I can taste the fear in your blood, bleh." I love how you get two Skinner Sweet stories in the same book. It’s fun to see the same character at different points in his life. 

  9. I also dropped it after #1.  I’m willing to give the first trade a read though. (hoping they stick to the 9.99 price point)

  10. I was late to pick up the first issue since I have been really turned off by vamps thanks to twilight. Im really glad I picked this up ,the art is amazing Albequerque is quickly moving up on my ranks of favorite artist.

  11. Albuquerque’s art alone is worth the price this book. I don’t know where he came from, three months ago I had never heard of the guy, but he is everything a comic book artist should be… And I totally understand the anti-vampire sentiment. Good thing these here are American Vampires. They’re a totally different thing. Not only are there a whole new set of rules regarding sunlight and garlic and such, these new and improved westernized vampires have no interest in involving themselves in romantic teenage werewolf/human love triangles (so far).

    So anyone skeered away by the fact that this is a vampire book and vampires are everywhere and vampires in and of themselves are starting to get kinda annoying. You should still try this book out because Albuquerque’s art alone is worth the price of this book.

  12. Skinner is a great character, but stephen kings story is killing  his character.  In snyder’s story hes the mystique bad ass that maybe a good guy. With Kings story its taking away most of skinners edge.

  13. Thanks for reading us, guys. Really appreciate any feedback @ ssnyder1835 at yahoo! Excited to hear what you think of #3 tomorrow!

  14. @cyberauron: Valid points, that said, I personally like Synder’s story more but Kings is great too.

    With a week consisting of Avengers #1 and Brightest Day #2, this is still going to be my first read.

  15. I’m enjoying the Snyder part of the book more than the King portion thus far. The second issue really stepped up, and made me excited for book 3. I love the fact that this is a 3.99 book with more pages than other 3.99 books. Good value for the comic reader.

  16. Yet another sweet ass issue.  The difference in the art styles seemed much more apparent in this issue than the lfirst two.  Mr. Albuquerque is killing it on both stories and story-wise, the mythology is only getting more interesting.

  17. Thanks guys! So glad you’re liking the series (it’s me, Scott Snyder). 

    And – @cyberauron – Sorry – I meant to respond to you on Twitter. I know SK is trying to work in a lot more in his cstory than I am in mine – he’s touching on themes about fact vs. fiction, legend vs. history… I’m thrilled you like my half, but his is really rich when you see the whole thing – and his story picks up major speed (and gore) this issue!Thanks again! S

  18. This comic was amazing.

    But you don’t have to take my word for it. This awesome guy at IGN reviewed it and he knows what he’s talking about.

  19. This is getting better with every issue, I’m enjoying it very much. Vertigo have a great output at the moment.

  20. @drake pretty good review.  lots of gushing, but the book almost demands that.

  21. I’m really liking this book.  I’ve even passed the first two issues off to a friend who’s not really into comics, bucause I think it might be a great "gateway" comic.

  22. I picked this up yesterday and liked it just like the last couple issues.

    But I kind of have a problem with Pearl’s character.

    In one issue (#2), she goes from being a scared, confused woman to a badass vampire killer with no "training" from Skinner.

    Not so sure I buy that transition. It seems way too quick.

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