Today, I’m ecstatic to reveal the variant cover of AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1. Not only is the story going to keep you captivated, so are all the covers. This is the first variant as the next 4 issues will also have variant covers by some of the top names in the industry.
I asked Jim Lee about working on the cover of this amazing new series and here’s what he had to say:
“One of the unique challenges of contributing a cover to a brand spanking new series with original, never seen before characters is obviously not knowing who the characters are: how they act, the way they hold themselves, the forces that shaped their personal histories. Luckily for me, American Vampire's artist-Rafael Albuquerque-made it a non-issue. From just a single illustration, I could see the world he was creating, and it made drawing Pearl and Skinner for this alternate cover both a breeze and a hella lot of fun. The drawings are that good.
The fact there are words to accompany the pictures is pure gravy. Speaking as a fan, I can't wait to read what Scott Snyder and Stephen King have come up with. They have a lot to live up to :)” –Jim Lee
And here’s what the one and only Stephen King had to say about Jim’s cover:
“That's one of the best comic mag covers I've seen since the days of my misspent youth, when I haunted the newsstands in Brunswick, Maine each month for the new Creepy or Eerie. Kudos to Mr. Lee.” –Stephen King
Pretty cool, huh?