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American Vampire is a comic book series to be written by Stephen King and Scott Snyder and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque. The first issue debuted in March 2010.

The new ongoing series will introduce readers to a new breed of vampire – a more muscular and vicious species of vampire with distinctly American characteristics. The series' first story arc, to be told over the course of five issues, will feature two different stories, one written by Snyder, the other by King.

Snyder's storyline is one of decadence and deception and Jazz Age glamour. Pearl is an ambitious modern woman with starlet dreams. She frequents Hollywood's speakeasies and dance-halls searching for her first big break, only to find something far more sinister waiting for her. King's story provides the origin of the very first American vampire: Skinner Sweet, a bank-robbing, murdering cowboy of the 1880s. Skinner is stronger and faster than previous vampires; he has rattlesnake fangs and is powered by...the sun?

Following the conclusion of the first story arc, Snyder and Albuquerque will trace Skinner's bloodline through various decades of American history.


  1. "Big Break" / "Bad Blood"
  2. "Morning Star" / "Deep Water"
  3. "Rough Cut" / "Blood Vengeance"
  4. "Double Exposure" / "One Drop of Blood"
  5. "Curtain Call" / "If Thy Right Hard Offend Thee, Cut It Off"
  6. "The Devil in the Sand" (Part 1)
  7. "The Devil in the Sand" (Part 2)
  8. "The Devil in the Sand" (Part 3)
  9. "The Devil in the Sand" (Part 4)
  10. "This Way Out" (Part 1)
  11. "This Way Out" (Part 2)
  12. "Strange Frontier"
  13. "Ghost War" (Part 1)
  14. "Ghost War" (Part 2)
  15. "Ghost War" (Part 3)
  16. "Ghost War" (Part 4)
  17. "Ghost War" (Part 5)
  18. "Ghost War" (Part 6)
  19. "The Beast in the Cave" (Part 1)
  20. "The Beast in the Cave" (Part 2)
  21. "The Beast in the Cave" (Part 3)
  22. "Death Race" (Part 1)
  23. "Death Race" (Part 2)
  24. "Death Race" (Part 3)
  25. "Death Race" (Part 4)
  26. "The Nocturnes" (Part 1)
  27. "The Nocturnes" (Part 2)
  28. "The Blacklist" (Part 1)
  29. "The Blacklist" (Part 2)
  30. "The Blacklist" (Part 3)
  31. "The Blacklist" (Part 4)
  32. "The Blacklist" (Part 5)
  33. "The Blacklist" (Part 6)
  34. "The Gray Trader"


  • Survival of the Fittest (5 issues)
  • Lord of Nightmares (5 issues)
  • "The Long Road to Hell" (stand-alone)

Second Cycle

  1. "Second Cycle" (Part 1)
  2. "Second Cycle" (Part 2)
  3. "Second Cycle" (Part 3)
  4. "Second Cycle" (Part 4)
  5. "The Miner's Journal"
  6. "Dark Moon"
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