Each week, DC Comics will be releasing a free—that's right, FREE—digital comic book issue featuring a sample chapter from one of our 25 Essential Graphic Novels as well as sample pages from the 2014 Essentials catalog. On tap for this week is Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque's American Vampire #1!
American Vampire is back! Today marked the launch of the highly anticipated new monthly series AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1 by co-creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque. If you haven’t kept up with the press coverage, check out some of the highlights below.
The Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed comic book series AMERICAN VAMPIRE is back! #1 New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, THE WAKE) and acclaimed artist and co-creator Rafael Albuquerque (ANIMAL MAN) bring their blood soaked opus into the 1960s!
AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1 continues the saga of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet, American-born vampires that can walk in the sun and have rattlesnake fangs for teeth.
The long awaited return of AMERICAN VAMPIRE is nearing. Set to ramp up in March 2014, the series picks up with our favorite vampires in the notorious 1960s. What’s in store for Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones? We’ll have to wait and see.
"AMERICAN VAMPIRE definitely has a special flavor,” says series artist and co-creator Rafael Albuquerque. “After working daily with these characters for so long, Scott and I feel connected to them, just as if they were real people, somehow. Returning to that feels like getting back home after a long, long trip."
Thankfully, all wars end. Usually, we’re pleased and thankful to see them end, though that’s definitely not the case when the war in question is the thrilling crossover event that is “Trinity War.” For the past two months, we’ve followed the mystery, action and tragedy unfolding in the pages of Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark, eagerly awaiting each new installment.
When it comes to defying expectations, look no further than Vertigo.
A mature readers imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo has long upheld a standard of mind-bendingly awesome storytelling with such award-winning classics like V for Vendetta, Hellblazer, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, Neil Gaiman's Sandman (all of which easily rank as some of our favorite comic series of all time), and so much more.
You are cordially invited to a party—to die for!
This month AMERICAN VAMPIRE arrives with an anthology featuring an array of stories set in the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE. With “lost tales,” new characters and old favorites, these incredible stories are told some of the most talented writers and artists in the industry. Here’s the full line-up:
“The Man Comes Around” written by series creator Scott Snyder and illustrated by co-creator and ongoing series artist Rafael Albuquerque
“Portland 1940” written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by J.P. Leon