American Vampire, Volume 1
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... show more
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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Series: American Vampire ; issues 1-5 (#1)
American Vampire Vol. 1 caught my eye when I was at the bookstore getting the next two volumes of the Sandman series. Then I saw one of the story-lines was written by Stephen King and I had to have it. I was not disappointed. Within are two stories, one about Skinner Sweet, (late 1800's) and the o...
The first volume of this story moves between the 1880's and the 1920's. It begins in the twenties with the story of Pearl, a young aspiring actress living in Los Angeles. In between picking up bit parts in movies, Pearl works several odd jobs to make her rent. When she gets a big break - an invita...
If you'll allow me to go off topic from this graphic novel for a bit, I need to tell you about my love affair with vampires. From the time that I was 10 years old, and saw Dracula (the 1931 version with Bela Lugosi of course!), I was absolutely enamored with vampires. I read the original Dracula boo...
In his introduction to the first volume, Stephen King says the intent of American Vampire is to “reclaim” the vampire as a monster and a villain rather than a misunderstood hero. Well, mission accomplished. Mostly. The story opens in 1925 with Pearl Jones, a wannabe actress who works three jobs an...
This was recommended to me by Youngest Sis. She reads tons of graphic novels and has offered lots of great suggestions. This is one of those series that I feel will get better over time. The story takes place in the 1920s and in the 1880s. I must say that the 1920s portion was much more interestin...