(W) Scott Snyder, Stephen King (A) Various (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Art by Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, Dustin Nguyen and others Offered again! Chronicling the history of a new breed of vampire, American Vampire is a fresh look at an old monster?a generational epic showcasing the bloodlust that lay hidden beneath America?s most distinctive eras. Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet is a thoroughly corrupt gunslinger. When European vampires come to the American Old West, they turn Skinner into a true monster: the very first American Vampire. Includes AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1-27, AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5, and AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1-5.
Art and cover by This first volume of the critically acclaimed series collects issues #1-5 and follows two stories: one written by Scott Snyder and one written by Stephen King, both with art by 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.