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The Resource American vampire, Volume one, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist

American vampire, Volume one, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist

Label
American vampire, Volume one
Title
American vampire
Title number
Volume one
Statement of responsibility
Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist
Title variation
  • American vampire one
  • American vampire, vol. 1
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new vampire for a new century. Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet has a reputation for cussedness as long as he is ornery. As the first vampire conceived on American soil, however, he's not your usual creature of the night. Stronger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire. Forty-five years after rising from his grave, Sweet finds himself in 1920s Los Angeles, where the young and beautiful are drawn like moths to the burning lights of Hollywood. Something beyond simple human greed is at work here, however, as struggling young actress Pearl Jones is about to discover. When her movie-star dreams are transformed into a bloody nightmare, Sweet provides her only chance for survival as well as the power to take revenge" -- dust jacket back
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Review
  • Gr 10 Up — Billed as "a new vampire for a new century," American Vampire takes traditional stories and reinvents them with a Western flair. In 1880, a criminal named Skinner Sweet is accidentally transformed into a vampire when the blood of a European vampire splashes onto him as he dies. Nobody realizes that Skinner is still alive in his grave—certainly not the men who try to find his coffin years later and learn the horrifying truth just moments before their deaths. Skinner is reborn as the next stage in vampire evolution, a creature who is energized by the sun rather than threatened by it, thus having the distinct advantage of being able to hunt in daylight. As King explains in his introduction, he was asked by Snyder to write a blurb and ended up writing Skinner Sweet's backstory as well. The book contains both stories; Snyder's story, which begins in the 1920s, and King's story, which begins in the 1880s. Thus readers see Skinner both as a human and as a new breed of vampire, and they see how his attitudes and abilities change after his transformation. They also meet Pearl Jones, a young woman who dreams of becoming a famous actress but who discovers that Los Angeles is even more dangerous than she expected. Albuquerque's illustrations are vibrant and colorful, and he uses a unique method of overlapping panels to great effect. His artwork is superbly suited for Snyder's and King's gruesomely imaginative tales.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library --Andrea Lipinski (Reviewed January 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 1, p135)
  • Early 20th-century America is a fitting setting for this horror drama about confronting old traditions. Two linked stories follow a woman and a man. Snyder's tale centers on Pearl Jones, an aspiring actress in 1925 Los Angeles. When Pearl chases what she believes could be her big break, it results in her being left for dead in the desert. King's piece involves antihero Skinner Sweet, a notorious outlaw in 1880 Colorado. Under arrest and en route to his execution, Skinner's escape attempt is foiled by the unexpected presence of a vampire robber baron. Both Pearl and Skinner find themselves afflicted with a vampiric curse, but one that's been altered by their native soil. The two make quick enemies of the older, jealous European bloodlines of vampires that have carved up the spoils of the American west. Violent retribution follows as each refuses to be a pawn of the established order. Albuquerque's art holds back the horror and grotesque elements until the moments when they're most needed, making those scenes shocking and effective. The pacing is slowed by presenting two simultaneous introductory stories. But seeing how Pearl and Skinner deal differently with the monsters they've become and the monsters out to destroy them makes compelling reading. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 4, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 39, p)
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374919
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Scott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Suggested for mature readers"--Back cover
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1981-
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  • King, Stephen
  • Albuquerque, Rafael
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True
Series statement
American vampire
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vampires
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
American vampire, Volume one, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "American vampire created by Scott Snyder"
  • "Suggested for mature readers"--P. [4] of cover
  • Originally published in single magazine form as American vampire 1-5
Contents
  • Big break
  • Scott Snyder
  • Bad blood
  • Stephen King
Control code
000046124002
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401228309
Lccn
2011453896
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)491898211
Label
American vampire, Volume one, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, writers ; Rafael Albuquerque, artist
Publication
Note
  • "American vampire created by Scott Snyder"
  • "Suggested for mature readers"--P. [4] of cover
  • Originally published in single magazine form as American vampire 1-5
Contents
  • Big break
  • Scott Snyder
  • Bad blood
  • Stephen King
Control code
000046124002
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401228309
Lccn
2011453896
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)491898211

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