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!


Price: $24.99
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  1. trade waiting, but have heard very good things about this series

  2. I read the first issue and liked it so much that I jumped to trade.  I am very much looking forward to this.

  3. Softcover coming out soon?

  4. Way too pricey. I guess they couldn’t do a $10 first trade with King on the book. Still, I hope it gets cheap softcovers.

  5. I wonder how they organized the Snyder and King stories. Is it half and half or will they alternate like you’re reading the issues (main story, backup, main story, etc.)

  6. Sadly, the paperback won’t come out probably for a year, as is DC’s policy.  Sucks too because I am interested but not $25 worth.  Sadly I would guess the paperback will be $20 when it comes out.  Seems kind of a silly cash grab considering King is only on this arc and while they hope he’ll be back there’s going to be at least one arc before he does and I don’t know that this series could sell well in HC without King’s name on it.

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