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A Double Bite of AMERICAN VAMPIRE in June—with cover reveals

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!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12 preview

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.

STRANGE ADVENTURES

This May don’t miss STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 written by some of the greatest comic book writers of our time, including Peter Milligan, Scott Snyder, and Jeff Lemire! Also featuring exciting new talents in comics making their vertigo debut!

From the far reaches of space to the not so distant future, Vertigo brings you a collection of 8 ten page science fiction short stories as only Vertigo can do them.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE goes to war and Sean Murphy draws mini-series

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.

DC Comics and Vertigo take home seven of IGN's Best of 2010 Awards

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

Why American Vampire is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list

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?!”

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: Mateus Santolouco vs Rafael Albuquerque

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.
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The Day I met Skinner Sweet (sort of…)

Have you ever been absolutely terrified in a candy store?

I have.

I was driving back from a wedding in Massachusetts a few months ago when my girlfriend suddenly shouted, “Ohmygodstopthecarstopthecar!” I hit the breaks. “Did I hit something?” “No,” she said, “there’s a candy store over there with Skinner’s name on it.”

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