This week is going to be filled with awesome titles gracing the shelves of our local comic shops. That being said, I plan on dropping a lot of money on comics this week. However, I have chosen Scott Snyder’s “AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Issue #1 for my pick of the week. (This was originally tied with “GREENWAKE” for the staff pick.)
“From the pages of the red-hot Vertigo series comes a five-issue spinoff miniseries!
It’s World War II in Nazi-occupied Romania as vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan (last seen in the critically acclaimed AMERICAN VAMPIRE story “Devil in the Sand”) go behind enemy lines with the secret organization known as the Vassals of the Morningstar in search of a rumored vampire cure. But their haunted, twisted past with Skinner Sweet makes the mission more difficult than they imagined.
Superstar artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) joins Scott Snyder to tell a story of horror and history, expanding the American Vampire mythology in a way that changes this story forever.”
I love “GREENWAKE”, the story is fantastic, and Kurtis Wiebe and Riley Rossmo have created something truly unique. Also, if it weren’t for Rossmo’s book and movie suggestions, I wouldn’t be a William S. Burroughs fan. However, since LonMonster has flexed his Canadian pride and covered the series for his pick this week, I’m going to stick with “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” for my choice rather than covering both.
Why? Well, to put it simply, Scott Snyder is amazing! The man continues to outdo himself with every new issue of “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”. Which means I have high expectations for “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” issue #1. Even though it isn’t Rafeal Albuquerque on the art, Snyder has teamed up with Sean Murphy (“JOE THE BARBARIAN”) for the miniseries, meaning it will still be pretty to look at.
“AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Issue #1 is Available On June 8th From Vertigo Comics! (MSRP – $2.99)