AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 #1-9 (Scott Snyder / Rafael Albuquerque)

Before Skinner and Pearl reunited and the Beast returned-before 1976-the fight to protect humanity persisted.

This special anthology issue presents new stories from the unseen era between American Vampire: Second Cycle and American Vampire 1976, bridging the VMS’ turbulent past with a nation’s uncertain future.

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Jim Book and Pearl will test their new partnership on a mission to uncover new DNA technology in the fight against the Beast, Travis, and Gus enjoy a rare carefree moment in exile, and a deathbed vision reveals the truth about George Washington’s pact with the Council of Firsts and America’s role as a haven for persecuted monsters.

Written by : Scott Snyder
Pencils : Francesco Francavilla, Ricardo López Ortiz, Tula Lotay
Inks : Francesco Francavilla, Ricardo López Ortiz, Tula Lotay
Colored by : Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Dave McCaig
Cover by : Rafael Albuquerque
Page Count : 22 Pages
Release Date : April 13, 2021
Age Rating : 17+ Only


Written by: Scott Snyder.

Art by: Rafael Albuquerque.

Covers by: Rafael Albuquerque, Dani.

Description: Cut to their core by an act of unspeakable betrayal, the team must think fast to regroup and recover – but with two of their lives hanging by a thread and a third taken captive to be sacrificed to the Beast, hope and practical solutions are in short supply. As a demon army prepares to rise from the earth on the eve of America’s bicentennial celebration, an old friend of the VMS steps in to assist and Gus gets a chance to rewrite his grim fate. In the end, their efforts will all hinge on Skinner Sweet’s final decision to either retreat and preserve what’s left of his limited life, or to face his fear of death and risk it all for Pearl and the future of humanity.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99 (Variant, $4.99).

Available: May 11.

It’s the beginning of the end. With their numbers cut and only hours left before the Earth cracks and humanity is conquered, the VMS has exhausted every smart defensive strategy. Their last hope is a marathon of increasingly desperate Hail Marys-culminating in a high-speed face-off with the Beast, freshly emerged from Hell in his terrifying final form. Before the score is settled, Travis taps into new powers to rally a surprising source of backup, Felicia takes control of the president’s nukes, Gus fights for freedom, and Skinner and Pearl rehearse an unthinkable farewell.

American Vampire 1976 (2020-) #9

Written by Scott Snyder
Pencils Rafael Albuquerque
Inks Rafael Albuquerque
Colored by Dave McCaig
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant by Jorge Fornés
Release Date : June 8, 2021