Before his name was synonymous with Batman, writer Scott Snyder made a name for himself at DC with his reinvention of undead mythology with his DC/Vertigo series American Vampire. The series, which he created along with artist Rafael Albuquerque, re-imagines vampires as a population made up of many different secret species, and shows the crucial moments of vampire evolution and interspecies conflict throughout history. The original series lasted 34 issues and is currently in the middle of its second cycle.
Now the folks at Vertigo are proud to announce the latest American Vampire anthology, which will feature stories ranging from the American dustbowl and the South, to pre-Revolution Russia, and to the earliest days of American vampirism.
Included in this anthology are writers Steve Orlando (Midnighter) Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells) Joelle Jones (Ladykiller) Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show with John Stewart, Spider-Man and the X-Men) Clay McLeod Chapman (Storage Space, Edge of Spider-verse) Kieron Gillen (Wicked + Divine) and, last but certainly not least, series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.
Artists on this latest anthology are Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) Stephanie Hans (Angela) Andrea Mutti (Rebels) Rafael Albuquerque, Joelle Jones (Ladykiller). More writers and artists yet to be announced will be joining this anthology as well.
Here's the official solicitation and cover image from DC/Vertigo:
AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #2
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
This special features nine amazing stories set in the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, with lost tales, new characters and old favorites. Series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque will be joined by other amazing creators such as Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and Divine), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER), Marguerite Bennett (DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS), Elliot Kalan (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Clay McLeod Chapman (Storage Space), and many more!
On sale JULY 27 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
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Images: DC Comics / Vertigo