Title: American Vampire
Author: Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Illustrator: Rafael Albuquerque
Series/Number: American Vampire #1
Genre: Horror, Graphic Novel
Page Count: 192
Publication Date: October 5, 2010
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.
Oooh boy! This was an amazing first volume in a series! I mean, American vampires are different and better than the originals? They have infighting? The vampires are corrupt businessmen, as well as horrible monsters. I mean, how could I not like it? It was scary and horrible and I loved it. The art was good, it wasn’t my favourite but it was good. I liked that there were different timelines happening and that they were highly related. If you like vampires that are dark and murderous this is the one for you. I am so excited to continue the series!