Scott Snyder, author of the wonderfully bloody ongoing comic series American Vampire, has promised that fans can expect more spinoffs in the future. That’s some kickass news for the horror lovers amongst us.
Snyder told CBR that more miniseries will follow the recent World War II title American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, which was illustrated by Sean Murphy (Joe the Barbarian).
“For me, that series was really supporting the concept that we’ll always be doing miniseries to go along with the main book in the summers,” Snyder said.
“In terms of what eras to pick, we wanted them to always be relatively concurrent with what’s going on in the main series. So the next one that we’re planning is going to be concurrent with the ’50s stuff. It’ll be called ‘Lord of Nightmares’ and it concerns who you’d consider to be the greatest or at least the most terrifying and powerful vampire of all time.
“The idea of the miniseries is that they’ll always be from the human perception or the [vampire hunting] Vassals’ perception of the vampires. They’ll be the place to go so you can learn a lot more about the mythology as it’s understood by humans as well as the history of vampires.
“All the secrets you’ve been wondering about and the history when it comes to vampires that exist in our world of American Vampire will happen there.”
Hurray for more miniseries! It’ll be interesting to see what new and bloody horrors Snyder swings our way.
The core series will enter a new arc called ‘Death Race’ in American Vampire #22. Set in the 1950s, it will debut on December 28.
I have yet to read the American Vampire spinoff, but I absolutely love the main series (read my review here). It’s an excellent combination new vampire horror and classic comic book style. An excellent comic for those desiring something a little darker and grittier.
Have any of you read American Vampire? If so, what did you think?