Stephen King is back to vamps with his planned American Vampire comic book series.
"Vertigo announces that"American Vampires" launches in March of 2010. Based on a character from "Voodoo Heart", a short story collection by the comic's co-writer Scott Synder, King will be penning one story while Snyder pens the other in dual story arcs currently slated to run simultaneously for five month issues.
Bringing the vampire legend from the creepy castles of Eastern Europe into the dusty deserts of the American Old west, King's part of the story revolves around the origins of Skinner Sweet, a sociopathic outlaw in the Wild West who becomes the first American vampire. Unlike European vamps, Skinner is powered by the sun and, true to his native environment, has rattlesnake fangs. Snyder's companion story tells of Skinner's first descendant, Pearl, an aspiring starlet in glamorous and decadent 1920s Hollywood who gets turned into a vampire by Skinner. Starting in March, Vertigo will release five monthly double-issues, 16 pages of Pearl’s story penned by Snyder and 16 pages of Skinner’s story penned by King, with Rafael Albuquerque doing the artwork. Issue six will pick up with a new cycle set in the 1930s and penned by Snyder."
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