Comic Book: American Vampire
is a comic book from Vertigo Comics
The comic is written in arcs, each set in a different time period and locale. The first arc follows Pearl Jones, a girl struggling to make it big in Hollywood in the 1920s
. The second arc follows Cashell McCorgan, a police officer during The Great Depression
. The third arc follows Henry Preston joining a team of Vassals of the Morning Star agents to investigate rumors of vampires in the Japanese islands, against the backdrop of World War II
. The fourth arc follows Travis Kidd, a young rockabilly vampire hunter in the 1950s as he crosses paths with the Vassals. The fifth arc beginning in April will follow one of the survivors of the Taipan mission who has now become a vampire. The sixth arc (beginning in June) will reunite Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet in 1950s Hollywood, during the Red Scare.
Thus far, there are also two mini-series, the first following Cashell and Felicia Book in Europe during WW2
, and another upcoming one that follows Felicia some time after.
The book is written by Scott Snyder
and illustrated by Raphael Albuquerque. Stephen King
wrote "Skinner Sweet", a back-up feature for the first arc detailing the origins of the original American vampire.
The series started in May, 2010. Winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for Best new series.
The series contains examples of: