The “Ghost War” rages on in the Pacific, in AMERICAN VAMPIRE #16, by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque. Things don’t look good for our heroes when something terrible crawls out of the caves of Taipan. Meanwhile, the U.S. military plans for the island reach a boiling point and Henry’s unit is caught in the middle. Plus: the truth about Skinner’s past is revealed!
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Want to know more about Skinner Sweet? In this stand alone issue, it’s 1924 when the first American vampire crosses paths with a Wild West show featuring some old pals and enemies from his outlaw days – and he is not happy. From the dying West to flying biplanes, we see how Skinner adjusts to life in the 20th century.
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You may have heard that the next AMERICAN VAMPIRE storyline is a World War II epic. The first issue of this sprawling, romantic, action-packed tale of heroism and horror has a variant cover by the talented young artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) that illustrates the massive scope of what’s to come. Here's an exclusive first look at the variant cover by Sean Murphy for issue #13:
Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree. Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010. Here's the rundown... Best New Series: Vertigo's AMERICAN VAMPIRE
Today is the day to reveal the winners of the AMERICAN VAMPIRE Volume 1 hardcover! This was a tough contest that really encouraged a close reading of the first arc. Thanks to all for participating and congratulations to the winners! I hope you enjoy this magnificent hardcover with intro by Stephen King!
The holidays are here again and that’s cool, because you’re going to visit with family, party with friends and get lots of sweet presents (unless you were naughty, then it’s coal for you, punk). But the holidays also SUCK because you have to go shopping and you’re like, “Aw, crap, what the hell am I going to get the people on my list THIS year?!”
Next month Mateus Santolouco takes on AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Today, I have a conversation with him and ongoing series artist Rafael Albuquerque. Let’s get right to it. How long have you known each other? RA: We met in 2006, when my studio got a big deal of comic production for a Middle Eastern company and I was looking for help. A common friend introduced us and we’ve been working since then. MS: Yeah, that's pretty much it. _____
Brazilian artist Mateus Santolouco is taking the reins from AMERICAN VAMPIRE series artist Rafael Albuquerque for a two-part story beginning with issue 10 (in stores this December). Funny thing is, he’s Rafael’s studio-mate and a rising star. Check these stunning sample images that convinced us he’s the man for the job: