American Vampire Book One: DC Compact Comics Edition

Illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque
Paperback
$9.99 US
5.53"W x 8.48"H x 0.64"D   | 15 oz | 36 per carton
On sale Oct 01, 2024 | 320 Pages | 9781779527349
| Rated T
FOC Feb 5, 2024 | Catalog January 2024
Graphic novels to read anywhere: DC Compact Comics collect DC’s bestselling, most iconic stories in a new size!

Chronicling the history of a new breed of vampire, AMERICAN VAMPIRE by the legendary Scott Snyder and Stephen King is a fresh look at an old monster--a generational epic showcasing the bloodlust that lay hidden beneath America's most distinctive eras.


Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet is a thoroughly corrupt gunslinger. When European vampires come to the American Old West, they turn Skinner into a true monster: the very first American vampire.

Skinner becomes something entirely new--a stronger breed of vampire immune to sunlight, who hates every last one of his aristocratic European ancestors.

Follow this dark symbol of the New World's bloody path as he moves through American history's most distinctive eras--from the Wild West in the 1880s to the glamorous classic Hollywood of the 1920s to mobster-run Las Vegas in the 1930s, and beyond.

But as Skinner's war with his predecessors inspires a mysterious society to rise and fight them both, his most upsetting decision might involve the first person he chooses to join his vampiric ranks: a struggling young movie star named Pearl Jones.

Collects American Vampire #1-11.
Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include Batman, All-Star Batman, Batman: Eternal, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley. View titles by Scott Snyder

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Graphic novels to read anywhere: DC Compact Comics collect DC’s bestselling, most iconic stories in a new size!

Chronicling the history of a new breed of vampire, AMERICAN VAMPIRE by the legendary Scott Snyder and Stephen King is a fresh look at an old monster--a generational epic showcasing the bloodlust that lay hidden beneath America's most distinctive eras.


Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet is a thoroughly corrupt gunslinger. When European vampires come to the American Old West, they turn Skinner into a true monster: the very first American vampire.

Skinner becomes something entirely new--a stronger breed of vampire immune to sunlight, who hates every last one of his aristocratic European ancestors.

Follow this dark symbol of the New World's bloody path as he moves through American history's most distinctive eras--from the Wild West in the 1880s to the glamorous classic Hollywood of the 1920s to mobster-run Las Vegas in the 1930s, and beyond.

But as Skinner's war with his predecessors inspires a mysterious society to rise and fight them both, his most upsetting decision might involve the first person he chooses to join his vampiric ranks: a struggling young movie star named Pearl Jones.

Collects American Vampire #1-11.

Creators

Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include Batman, All-Star Batman, Batman: Eternal, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley. View titles by Scott Snyder