This volume follows two stories: one written by Scott Snyder and one written by legendary horror writer Stephen King. In Snyder’s story set in 1920s LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European vampires who tortured and abused her. This story is paired with King’s story, a Western about Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire-a stronger, faster creature than any vampire has ever seen before.
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THE DEFINITIVE VAMPIRE STORY
Scott Snyder, has recently risen to fame for his recent run on Detective comics and his current run on Batman and Swamp Thing. What he is really known for however is American Vampire, which is in my opinion the best vampire story of all time. In a world where vampires sparkle this may just save the genre. The book deals with evolution and what would happen if vampires evolved. Skinner Sweet, an outlaw in the wild west is killed by vampires and accidentally given vampire's blood. The vampires make sure that Sweet is buried underwater so that he cannot rise from the grave. What the vampires dont know is that Skinner Sweet is no ordinary vampire, he is an American Vampire, Powered by the Sun and built to kill. When Sweet rises from the grave, he's hungry for vengeance and even revenge won't satisfy him. The story is split in two. One half is written by Scott Snyder and deals with wannabe actress, Pearl Jones in 1920s Los Angeles. Pearl is brutally murdered by vampires and Skinner Sweet gives her his blood so she can get revenge. While Skinner's half of the book is written by Steven King, Scott Snyder plans the story and really puts it into action.
This the literature of legend and old school vampire fans will be in heaven reading this. This is a story that can't be missed.