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American Vampire, Volume 1
American Vampire, Volume 1 | Scott Snyder
This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. This story is paired with King's story, a western about Skinner Sweet, the original American Vampire-- a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before with rattlesnake fangs and powered by the sun. "From the Hardcover edition."
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cjk
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Mehso-so

I‘d heard really good things about this graphic novel, and was disappointed that I didn‘t enjoy it more especially since Stephen King is one of the writers. 😔 Oh well, I may come back to the series, I may not. ⭐️⭐️1/2

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madamereadsalot1
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Pickpick

A reread for #scarathlon #teamslaughter ! It's an excellent series, worth 2 pt! On to volume 2!

@Clwojick

Clwojick So with the points for the scavenger hunt, you only get the points for the prompts the first time you check off the prompt. So if you‘ve read multiple points with a pumpkin in the cover or with bone in the title (etc) , you only get that point the first time. But once all 13 prompts are checked off you get entered for a chance to win a separate prize than the point related prizes. ♥️ 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @Clwojick oh ok! Thank you! 2mo
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madamereadsalot1
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TK421 I really liked this comic. 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @TK421 I never read beyond King's contributions. 😅 But I did love it! I want to read more. I just haven't gotten my hands on it. 2mo
TK421 This would make a great tv series. 2mo
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x_treys_still_here_x
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Pickpick

Sad I waited so long to start this series. All the hype is worth it. This is what vampires are supposed to be. The stories that Snyder and King are weaving together are so captivating and unsettling. I definitely recommend this series to anyone that knows vampires shouldn‘t sparkle! #comic

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x_treys_still_here_x
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This series has been on my radar for awhile. I love some good horror graphic novels.

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Red.Reads
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#24in48 #readathon #Hour42challenge

These two have been my favourites this weekend, I LOVED them. I need to read the whole series asap!

@24in48

#horror #graphicnovel #Kindle #vampire #StephenKing

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Red.Reads
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Pickpick

Amazing!!
Great story, gorgeous artwork, can't believe I've waited this long to read it!
Theres a very cheeky but subtle nod to another Stephen King piece in this piece too...

And I've just seen Volume 2 on Prime Reading for free *flails*

#24in48 @24in48 #horror #graphicnovel #StephenKing #vampire #readathon #Kindle #PrimeReading

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Red.Reads
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I adore graphic novels, particularly horror themed ones. I'm also a huge comic book fan, so you can tell I was hugely unpopular at school, haha

I've never tried this series before, but as a horror fan, a fan of vampire lore, and a Stephen King fangirl, this should tick all my boxes!

#24in48 @24in48 #readathon #horror #graphicnovel #StephenKing #vampire

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BiblioNyan
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Pickpick

💉About new breed of vampires during 1880-1936 so far.
💉1st vol is fantasy western w/some noir elements; intro the MCs, Skinner‘s origin, & basic diff between two main types of vamps.
💉2nd vol is noir; goes more into characters w/growth, struggles, vendettas.
💉Character-driven.
💉Beautiful art inspired by classic Westerns & old-time horror.
💉Vamp designs are akin to Nosferatu.
💉Excellent pacing.
💉Gripping & original.
💉4.25/5 for both vols.

Mindyrecycles 😂 Nice bullet points. 1y
BiblioNyan @Mindyrecycles 😅😂 Thank you! I figured they‘d be very fitting haha. 1y
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Sweettartlaura
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Tonight, this!

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ReadingOver50
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Pickpick

This book is two linked stories. One is the story of Skinner Sweet, the first "American" vampire who is an evolved vampire, with the ability to walk in sunlight. The second is the story of Pearl, who is attacked by vampires and left for dead. After Sweet turns her, she becomes the second "American" vampire.

I enjoyed this and now I want to go find the next volume in the series. This is definitely a story I want to follow.

TricksyTails One of my favorite series! I love Skinner Sweet! 2y
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UnidragonFrag
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Pickpick

But, I really love Skinner Sweet. Candy, yo. Great twist on the vampires and I dug both time periods this was set in!

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Bookzombie
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Pickpick

I finished this one just before lights out last night and dreamed about Skinner Sweet, the first American vampire. I really enjoyed the two stories within this volume, a western in the late 1800s and the other set in the mid 1920s. I will definitely continue with this series. #screamathon

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I picked this up for a spooky October read. I realize I'm not a big horror or graphic novel fan, but the storyline was pretty cool and the graphics are well done (from a layperson's standpoint-I have no knowledge of skill required in this area).

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CatLass007
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“Here‘s what vampires shouldn‘t be: pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and only work at night, lovelorn southern gentlemen, anorexic teenage girls, boy-toys with big dewy eyes.” — from the Foreword by Stephen King

Zelma I was so excited reading the forward of this comic, but unfortunately the story and art fell a bit short for me. 2y
CatLass007 @Zelma It was interesting enough that I‘ll read the second volume that I‘ve already got checked out from the library. I don‘t think I‘d buy it. I‘m sorry you didn‘t enjoy it. 2y
readinginthedark I don‘t agree with this, actually. Even though I‘m not a Twilight fan, I enjoy seeing all of the different interpretations from authors and media producers over the years. 2y
CatLass007 @readinginthedark I don‘t completely agree with it either, but vampires sometimes need to be more villainous than they‘re often portrayed. They can be more fun that way. The quote does get the discussion going, doesn‘t it? 2y
readinginthedark It does! And I know what you mean. They can‘t be puppies. 2y
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CatLass007
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Pickpick

This graphic novel tells two parallel stories, both origin stories. Skinner Sweet is a different kind of vampire than the European vampires who made him. He is the first vampire of his kind, made by accident, he has all the strengths and none of the weaknesses of the Old World vampires. And what kind of childer might he make? A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read, and filled with plenty of evil to go around, with many more stories to tell.

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eri.reads
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I'm really enjoying this one. Should be working, but I started it last night and had to stop for family time. So now I MUST finish! 😈

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hermyknee
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"In the end though, it's all about giving back the teeth that the current 'sweet vamp' craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. It's about making them scary again... Skinner Sweet really sucks, and man, that's a good thing." - Stephen King, May 2010

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Brooke_H
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Pickpick

I'm a sucker for vampires. (Is that a vampire pun? Accidental, I promise.) I love Anne Rice vampires, I love Bram Stoker vampires, I even love our sparkly friends in Forks. These vampires in this graphic novel are scary as hell, and they are awesome. The art is gorgeous. Honestly, I like the art more than the storyline. (I had to knock off a star for a kind of icky romance relationship.) Reading the next one now...

monkeygirlsmama Stacked 2y
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wingedsnails
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Pickpick

I was not immediately hooked when I started reading this one, and it took me awhile to get a handle of the rhythm of the story, but I thought it was very original and I am looking forward to reading more!

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StellaDz
Mehso-so

Another 'I'm not sure' for me. The art is gorgeous. The storyline is interesting and I love the concept. But the presentation? It's missing something and it was very jumpy. It certainly made it difficult to get sucked in (pun intended) and lose oneself. I might give the second volume a chance to see how it progresses.

⭐⭐⭐

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Zelma
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Panpan

I anticipated loving this one - old west, nasty vampires, 1920s Hollywood, Stephen King. Alas, this was not my thing at all. I didn't care for the artwork, the dialogue fell flat, and the story was filled with cliches. Moving on.

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Zelma
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A return to nasty killer vampires with an intro from Stephen King? I'm in.

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Symmerizer
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I love Stephen King's writing and I'm so glad that the creators of this graphic novel asked Mr. King to help create the back story to Skinner Sweet. You're introduced to the nefarious Skinner Sweet and innocent Pearl Jones in separate chapters and begin to get an idea of the overall concept of the universe through their eyes. Gore, dark depths and sass are all the rage as their stories unravel and begin to knot together