This 200 page hardcover volume ($24.99) 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.
Along with the first five issues of the hit Vertigo series — written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King, with art by Rafael Albuquerque – American Vampire, Volume 1 includes:
– All five variant covers, with art by Jim Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Andy Kubert, J.H. Williams III, and Paul Pope
– An introduction by Stephen King
– An afterword by Scott Snyder
– A sketchbook section featuring Rafael Albuquerque’s cover sketches and character designs
– Sample script pages by Snyder and King, along with the corresponding art by Albuquerque in black and white
Stephen King’s American Vampire, Volume 1 will be available on September 29th in comic stores and October 5th everywhere books are sold!