From Vertigo (September 28, 2011) AMERICAN VAMPIRE enters Weird Western territory for a “Lost Tale of Skinner Sweet!” Learn about Skinner’s involvement in the brutal Indian Wars, and an ancient evil hidden in the heart of the Old West. Plus, more about the man Skinner used to call his best friend – James Book. Featuring art by Jordi Bernet (Torpedo, JONAH HEX). Written by Scott Snyder. Cover art by Rafael Albuquerque.
The Harvey Awards nominees for 2011 include :
Best New Series : AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque
Most Promising New Talent: Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics
The winners will be announced on August 20th in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
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“When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by an old enemy (who happens to be a member of the undead), the first American vampire is born… a vampire powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before.”
Release date: March 17, 2010
This is my favorite cover art and design of those published to date, although I wouldn’t go so far as to agree with Stephen King’s praise (as featured on the Vertigo-DC site). There are plenty of Weird Western comic book titles he should be introduced to.
“That’s one of the best comic mag covers I’ve seen since the days of my misspent youth, when I haunted the newsstands in Brunswick, Maine each month for the new Creepy or Eerie. Kudos to Mr. Lee.” –Stephen King.
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