American Vampire #1-6 (Ongoing, Update)
5 CBZ's 1 CBR | Vertigo (DC) | Release Dates Mar 17 - Sep 9 2010 | 139 MB Total
's first 5-issue arc follows two stories: one written by Scott Snyder and one written by the master of horror himself, Stephen 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. Stephen King it seems will no longer be around for the succeeding issues, with the series gaining popular acclaim and following, and firmly entrenched in the public mind as more than capably handled by Scott Snyder. Issue #6 departs from the dual-story issues that comprised the initial arc, the title shifts locations, the writer (Snyder) shifts characters, and the artist shifts his style. Set in Nevada in 1935, as The Great Depression has settled onto the United States, this issue swings over to Las Vegas. Set during the time that the Hoover Dam was being built, Snyder brings in some new characters and returns a few others. Another great ongoing from Vertigo that has Entertainment Weekly gushing, "At a time when vampire stories engulf pop culture, this one's actually fresh and original." All high-quality Minutemen scans.