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AMERICAN VAMPIRE celebrates summer blockbuster story “The Blacklist” with five variant covers.

This one changes everything.
 
I know you hear that all the time in comics, but we REALLY mean it this time. This summer’s blockbuster AMERICAN VAMPIRE storyline is called “The Blacklist,” and the whole gang returns to the place where it all started—Hollywood. But this time it’s the 50’s, so instead of flappers and silent films, tinsel-town is drenched in the fear and paranoia of the Communist “Red Scare.”
 
Massive turning point. Game-changer. Point of no return…call it what you want, but this one really does change everything.
 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #24 PRIMER by Scott Snyder

WARNING – this primer contains SPOILERS regarding previous issues!!! ROUGH PRIMER on ISSUE #24 of AMERICAN VAMPIRE (PART 3 of 4: “DEATH RACE”) by Scott Snyder TRAVIS 1955. 19 year old punk TRAVIS KIDD is a vampire hunter. One of the best. He’s a rogue. He doesn’t belong to any organization (like the VMS, the secret group in our series that has been tracking and eliminating all species of vampire for centuries). He has been approached by the VMS on many occasions, but he has always turned them down.

Lost sketch from Rafael Albuquerque

If you’re like me, you love the behind-the-scenes stuff. Director’s commentary, original manuscripts, awesome documentaries about the making of an album. I love all this creative process stuff. That’s why I like to PACK the collections of our comics with bonus material. If you don’t have it yet, check out AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 3. Tons of bonus sketches and designs from Rafael Albuquerque and Sean Murphy. Awesome stuff.

Gold

Longtime AMERICAN VAMPIRE fans know that there are many different strains of vampires and they are all vulnerable to something different. Sometimes wood…sometimes silver…sometimes… But the vamps spawned right here in the good ol' US of A (a species known as HOMO ABOMINUM AMERICANA if you want to get technical about it…) like SKINNER SWEET and our gal PEARL are only vulnerable to one thing: GOLD. A fact that Pearl learned WAAAAY back in issue 5.

The Nocturnes

Last week I gave a few clues about what’s coming up in 2012. One of the clues was “do you remember the Nocturnes?” Well, I was talking about AMERICAN VAMPIRE.

The Nocturnes are a band that you’ll be seeing soon in the pages of AV in a two-part story called (duh) “The Nocturnes” with incredible art by Roger Cruz.

Some of you might think you know Roger Cruz, but trust me, you don’t.

A lost tale of Skinner Sweet

Skinner Sweet was once a child growing up in the 1880s and his best friend was none other than . . . James Book!

Featuring art by the legendary Jordi Bernet (Torpedo, JONAH HEX), The Beast in the Cave begins a 3 issue story about their involvement in the brutal Indian Wars, and an ancient evil hidden in the heart of the Old West.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #19 begins Wednesday. Here’s a look inside:

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