17 December 2010 @ 11:54 am

I finally checked out the hardback collection of the first five issues of the graphic novel American Vampire. You guys, it's awesome. It's a new take on vampires while simultaneously bringing us back to what we loved about them in the first place: their brutality, their lust for blood. None of that "sparkling" angsty love lorn bullshit. Don't get me wrong, I love True Blood but the thing I like least about it is the boring romance storylines. Give me the violent bloody scenes any day. Rarr.

So what is so cool about this series is that there are the old vampires who are strong at night and weak in the day and now there is a new strain who are strong during the day and weak at night and they are at war. It's so much fun!!

The "now" or present storyline is by Scott Snyder and the back story of the main daytime vampire is by Stephen King. The artwork is cool, really captures the 1920's and the seedy underbelly of the west while still being current and accessible to old school comic lovers.

I definitely recommend it. :)

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