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
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
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*
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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!
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💉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.
💉Beautiful art inspired by classic Westerns & old-time horror.
💉Vamp designs are akin to Nosferatu.
💉Gripping & original.
💉4.25/5 for both vols.
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.
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
“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
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.
"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
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...
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.
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