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If You Love ‘Preacher’ On TV, Try These Comics Next

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AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo series Preacher is proving to be very popular with audiences, despite the many tweaks and changes that the television series has made to the original comic’s story. The tale of Jesse Custer, Tulip O’Hare, and Cassidy has proven to be more adaptable and malleable than many fans may have thought, and the new approach to the show’s core concept opens up different avenues to update the classic Western tale.

If you love Preacher and you already know the comic from cover to cover, we’ve got five of the best independent comics for you to try next that tackle similar themes of cowboys, vampires, and how humanity relates when faced with a god.

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‘American Vampire’ Anthology To Feature Work From Rucka, Aaron, Cloonan, Moon, Ba & More

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While Scott Snyder's work on Batman has made him immensely popular among readers, the title that he first made his name on, and possibly the one most important to him, is American Vampire, his creator-owned series for Vertigo. Written by Snyder and illustrated by co-creator Rafael Albuquerque, American Vampire is the tale of Pearl, an aspiring actress turned into an ageless vampire in the 1920s. Through the lens of Pearl and her life, Snyder and Albuquerque explore the rise of America, from the 1920s up to, eventually, the present day.

The Eisner Award-winning series has been on hiatus since issue #34 in January, but to help fill the void for readers, Vertigo is releasing an American Vampire anthology, with nine short stories from an impressive line up of creators: Greg Rucka, Becky Cloonan, Jason Aaron, John Paul Leon, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Declan Shalvey and more. You can check out the full lineup, plus preview art from the issue, below.

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Why We Love Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque’s ‘American Vampire’

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A man and a woman in love seek out a safe place to hide where their past can't catch up to them. A wild west outlaw changes with the times to adjust to the criminal underworld of a new era. A police chief's family values are tested by a case so strange and gruesome he fears he's in over his head...

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‘American Vampire’ Storyline Invites New Readers to the Pacific [Preview]

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This week's new issue of American Vampire marks one year since the launch of the popular and highly acclaimed Vertigo horror series. Created by Scott Snyder (Detective Comics) and Rafael Albuquerque, the series traces the lineage of a uniquely American breed of vampires throughout the nation's history, touching so far on the Old West, Old Hollywood and Old Las Vegas...

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The Favorite Scary Stories of Horror Creators Like R.L. Stine and Scott Snyder

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ComicsAlliance's Halloween-themed coverage continues with our most auspiciously spooky feature yet: our favorite scary-storytelling creators telling us about their favorite scary stories and macabre childhood memories...

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Link Ink: Iron Man’s Briefcase, ‘One Piece’ Jumps 2 Years and Stephen King on Vampires

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Luggage: It may not transform into wearable armor, but cosplayers will likely still dig the Iron Man 2 Tony Stark Mark V Briefcase replica..

Conventions: Tom Spurgeon speaks with Comic-Con International's David Glanzer about the show's decision to stay in San Diego...

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Scott Snyder to Take On ‘Detective Comics’ as Newest DC Exclusive Creator

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He's written his share of blood-suckers with co-scribe Steven King in the pages of Vertigo's "American Vampire," but now Scott Snyder will take on an arguably even higher calling: penning the adventures of a hero who kinda dresses like one...

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Hot Ink — Siege #3, Hercules: Fall of An Avenger #1, Superman 80-Page Giant #1, American Vampire #1

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ComicsAlliance reviews the biggest, best, and most interesting comics that hit the shelves this week. Spoilers follow.

THE DYSLEXIC EXECUTIONER WANTS YOU TO DIE LIKE A GOD - Siege 3/Hercules: Fall of an Avenger 1

The past one hundred years or so have not been the best time to be a deity...

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Stephen King And Scott Snyder’s ‘American Vampire’ #1 Hits Stands

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The first issue of the new Vertigo series "American Vampire" comes out today, from writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Rafael Albuquerque. Oh, and there's this other co-writer... I think his name is Stephen King...

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Rafael Albuquerque’s Artwork Debunks Sparkling In Vertigo’s ‘American Vampire’

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The somewhat controversial "Sunpire" (that is to say, Vampires fueled by the sun rather than killed by it) aspects behind Stephen King and Scott Snyder's upcoming Vertigo title "American Vampire" may have some would-be readers wary - especially in lieu of the "Twilight" films' sparkly motifs - but I gotta say, Rafael Albuquerque's art makes me forget all about that noise...

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