American Vampire #1

American Vampire #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Witness the birth of a brand new species of vampire in this new ongoing series that begins with five extra-sized issues featuring back-to-back stories by exciting new writer Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King! When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by an old enemy (who happens to be a member of the undead), the first American vampire is born... a vampire powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before. Plus... Pearl Jones is a struggling young actress in 1920s Los Angeles. But when her big break brings her face-to-face with an ancient evil, her Hollywood dream quickly turns in more

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 17, 2010

    So yes, American Vampire now has me fully on board, and Stephen King is now only part of the reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 19, 2010

    Does Vertigo have another hit on its hands? It certainly appears so. American Vampire is as unique as its title suggests. This is a new breed of vampire tale that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Brandon Billups Mar 21, 2010

    It's safe to say we're in the midst of a vampire craze, and American Vampire is obviously a cash-in on that--bolstered even more by the Stephen King byline. Thankfully, this comic book seems to be vampires done right--and while I'm not necessarily a King fan, it's easy to see why he's so highly praised for his horror writing. I'm already looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 15, 2010

    "American Vampire" #1 seems as ambitious as its title. It's not just another vampire story. It's a story about America. Bloody, vicious, and a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Mar 21, 2010

    American Vampire is really going to need to surprise and astound in order to hold up its end of the bargain in promising us more. Otherwise, it'll just be another good vampire story rather than a genre-changing one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 21, 2010

    In the second story, Pearl Jones is a struggling young actress in Los Angeles in the 1920s. However, when her big break brings her face-to-face with an ancient evil, her Hollywood dream quickly turns into a brutal, shocking nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 21, 2010

    I dont yet now if American Vampire will succeed with two 16-page stories that take place in different eras. It will be like trying to figure out a picture given only a few puzzle pieces. However, Im interested enough to continue reading, though I expect to stop caring about this title after a while. Read Full Review

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