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American Vampire 1 (Hardcover)

Author:  Scott/ King Snyder Illustrator:  Rafael Albuquereque
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1401228305
ISBN-13: 9781401228309
Sku: 213648344
Publish Date: 10/5/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.25H x 7L x 0.5T
Pages:  200
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In Snyder''s story, young vampire Pearl sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. King contributes a western about Skinner Sweet, the original American Vampire with rattlesnake fangs and powered by the sun.
With Stephen King's name on it, this pairing of vampire stories is bound to catch some attention. Fortunately, Scott Snyder's story, set in 1920s LA, asserts its own pacing and comics narrative style, standing up admirably to King's storytelling prowess. Readers meet Pearl, a recent vampire convert, who is out for revenge. Readers also briefly meet Skinner Sweet, the first American vampire; Skinner is the star of King's story, set in the 19th-century wild, Wild West. Rafael Alburquerque provides atmospheric and captivating art that illuminates both stories.
Author Bio
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.


"Skinner is a surly sadist with a sharp tongue....All in all, a terrific debut, a welcome alternative to superhero comics, and at a time when vampire stories engulf pop culture, this one's actually fresh and original." - Ken Tucker 04/02/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   Vertigo
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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