For as much trouble as myself and the rest of the fearless (or reckless, depending on who you ask) crew of Graphic Content give the vampire genre, all those things are made better each month thanks to Vertigo Comics and scribe Scott Snyder with “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” (The unabashed commitment to Sparkle Motion is still completely irredeemable and assailable. Sorry vamps.). The title is only getting better with age, and beyond the break you can feast your eyes on a short but Sweet 2 page preview. Read on for the skinny…
There is no better time than 2011 to be a fan of DC Comics’ ever popular Caped Crusader. The protector of Gotham City has no shortage of exciting titles hitting store shelves week in and week out, and even the character’s supporting cast (“RED ROBIN”, “GOTHAM CITY SIRENS”) are thriving. With such a strong foundation and combination of moving parts, on top of a Blockbuster video game sequel on the way, “BATMAN” can simply do no wrong it seems. Adding to the already overly impressive library of titles this week will be the creative team of Scott Snyder (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE”) (who will be picking up the pen for his second story set within the world of the Caped Crusader) and Kyle Higgins (“CAPTAIN AMERICA”, “DETECTIVE COMICS”) with “GATES OF GOTHAM”. The series, which has been in development for quite some time now, will find itself bearing the heavy task of not only sewing up some old plot-holes, but also with setting up storylines for the months to come. But for Scott Snyder and illustrator Trevor McCarthy it all seems just a little too easy. Read on for the skinny…
Both Snyder and Higgins are rising stars at DC comics. Snyder is most famous for being the creator/writer of the widely praised Vertigo imprint, American Vampire. Here, the two team up to explore the history of Gotham, where it all went wrong, and the origins of its grimy underbelly. Based on their previous works, Gates of Gotham should be a fresh and original Batman mystery with lots of hooks to keep you reading. Snyder and Higgins have held strong in order to keep the majority of the plotline secret (it is a mystery story after all). However, they have alluded to several thematic elements which they plan to explore throughout the five-issue run. Read on for the skinny…
(Updated With Official Press Release Beyond The Break) Fans of “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” and “BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS” scribe Scott Snyder will have even more to sink their teeth into this Summer as today the writer announced his plans to release an all new 7-part mini-series entitled “SEVERED” under the banner of Image Comics. The series will be co-written with Scott Tuft, and release its first issue on August 3rd with a cover price of $2.99. Below you can get a first look at the cover artwork as well as some early details on the story courtesy of Comic Book Resources.
WRITTEN BY: Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Attila Futaki
“Eisner nominated writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Detective Comics), writer Scott Tuft and New York Times Best-Selling artist Attila Futaki (Percy Jackson) have announced a new project with Image Comics, set to debut this August. Image has built a deserved reputation as the industry leader for providing readers with quality science fiction and horror material such as the massively popular titles THE WALKING DEAD, CHEW and HACK/SLASH, and like those titles, SEVERED is unlike any other monthly series and sure to be a hit with comic book and horror fans alike.
“SEVERED is a unique story that is extremely close to my heart, and in order to maintain complete creative control with the comic, Scott Tuft and I knew that it needed to be creator owned,” Synder commented. “We are extremely happy Image is giving us the platform to release SEVERED.”
As if war wasn’t hell enough already, this week Scott Snyder and Vertigo will be sending in the big guns as the star of “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” sinks his teeth into the Pacific War! That’s right boys and girls, Skinner Sweet is taking to the shores of The Pacific, and this isn’t going to be like any HBO TV mini-series you’ve ever seen before. Beyond the break you can check out a 3 page preview of the issue that went on sale today and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
With the positive reviews rolling in for the latest issue of Scott Snyder’s “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, publisher Vertigo Comics is wasting no time on keeping the momentum rolling as today they released two all new covers for the series as part of the July solicitations. Inside you can check out the covers (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE” Issue #17, “AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Issue #2) and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
It is proving to be a huge year for scribe Scott Snyder (My video interview with the author can be found here) and publisher Vertigo Comics as they are gearing up for not only the biggest story-line in of “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” yet beginning in issue #13, but also with an all new original mini-series event this Summer entitled “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”. The series only seems to get better with age, a rare feat nowadays, and inside you can check out a special 2 page preview for both books directly from the publisher and get all the details. Read on for the skinny!
In this line of work there are many times when you are lucky enough to sit down and interview with someone who is such a treat to talk to that it leaves you walking away with one of those smiles on your face that lasts the rest of the day. One such interview was definitely Vertigo/DC scribe for “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, Scott Snyder. The author sat down with me on Day 3 of the convention to talk about his ubber successful series, and even gave all of us here at Graphic Content a very appreciated shout-out. Below you can check out the interview, and we would all love to thank Scott sincerely for being such a great sport and taking the time to bring you (and us) some awesome new details on the past, present, and future of “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”.
With Scott Snyder’s run on “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” continuing strong over at DC flagship Vertigo Comics, it should come as no surprise that the publisher has announced plans to continue the series well into the Summer and beyond with another all new story-arc entitled “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”. The arc will begin this July, and below you can get all the details.
WRITTEN BY: Scott Snyder
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Sean Murphy
COVERS BY: Cliff Chiang.
“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 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.”
“AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Issue #1 Drops July 8th From Vertigo DC! (MSRP-$2.99) READ MORE
Major kudos have to be given to genre scribe Scott Snyder for his work on “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” since legend Stephen King parted ways with the monthly from Vertigo, as the series has continued to be quite impressive in his absence. The newest issue looks to keep the momentum, and inside you can check out a 4 page preview before it arrives in stores February 23rd. Read on for the skinny!
This week marks the release of the 7th issue in the ongoing “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” mythos, a series which looks to be destined to become one of the biggest stories in the genre within the comic industry. Inside you can find the first 4 pages of the issue and all the details before it drops. Read on for the skinny!
Ever wonder what it takes to bring the cover of a comic book to life? It isn’t easy, and often times an illustrator can find him/herself pulling their hair out over the cover to the book than the actual contents. It is hard to come up with something eye-catching that is going to pull new readers in month in and month out, but for the folks over at Vertigo and their ubber hit, “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, things seem to come easy. The covers are always great, and thanks to their official blog you can make the jump to check out the process