American Vampire Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder

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This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. This story is paired with King's story, a western about Skinner Sweet, the original American Vampire-- a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before with rattlesnake fangs and powered by the sun.

About Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook and other journals. He most recently has co-written AMERICAN VAMPIRE for Vertigo/DC Comics, along with horror-master Stephen King, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.
Published December 2, 2014 by Vertigo. 200 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Early 20th-century America is a fitting setting for this horror drama about confronting old traditions. Two linked stories follow a woman and a man. Snyder's tale centers on Pearl Jones, an aspiring a

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American Vampire, at least, has a refreshingly different setting, or rather duel setting since the narrative is split over two slowly converging time periods with outlaw Skinner Sweet being the ornery new vampire for the dawn of a new century.

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Comic Attack

We’ve got our two favorite vampires back in the addictive pages of American Vampire, once again!

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Graphic Novel Reporter

In setting up the concept of rival bloodlines between the traditional European and contemporary American vampires, and a promise to follow the American vampires through decades of U.S. history, Snyder opens the door for what will, hopefully, prove to be an ambitious, gory, entertaining, and, ulti...

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Alex Reverman 4 Jan 2014

Rated the book as 4 out of 5