‘American Vampire’ Anthology To Feature Work From Rucka, Aaron, Cloonan, Moon, Ba & More
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.
And here's the complete lineup of stories:
"The Man Comes Around" by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque
"Portland 1940" written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by John Paul Leon
"Last Night" written and illustrated by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá
"Greed" written and illustrated by Becky Cloonan
"The Lost Colony" written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Declan Shalvey
"Before Pearl" written and illustrated by Francesco Francavilla
"Canadian Vampire" written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Ray Fawkes
"Essence of Life" written by Gail Simone and illustrated by Tula Lotay
"Bleeding Kansas" written by Rafael Albuquerque and illustrated by Ivo Milazzo