AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 5 Debuts at #2 on THE NEW YORK TIMES’ Graphic Books Best Seller List


By Alex Nagorski Monday, April 15th, 2013

On Friday, THE NEW YORK TIMES published their Graphic Books Best Sellers Lists, and debuting at #2 on the Hardcover list was AMERICAN VAMPIRE, VOL. 5 from writer Scot Snyder and artists Rafael Albuquerque and Dustin Nguyn!

Scott Snyder is one of the comic book industries most talented breakthrough writers. With the launch of AMERICAN VAMPIRE written and created by Scott Snyder and co-written by none other than Stephen King, VOLUME 1 quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Snyder has reinvigorated vampire lore, not only by making vampires scary again, but by having his main character Skinner Sweet, become the first American vampire born of the American West. Through the lens of this eternal character, he explores what is both horrific and wondrous throughout the history of the United States.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE, VOL. 5 follows Skinner Sweet, Pearl and company as they return to Hollywood in the ‘50s during the Red Scare. Elsewhere, retired vampire hunter Felicia Book gets called back into action to kill the most powerful vampire of all time. Brought to you by critically acclaimed writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN and SWAMP THING), this hardcover volume collects issues #28-34 of the monthly series illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque (BLUE BEETLE), and the 5-issue miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES, drawn by Dustin Nguyen (DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM).

Click here to read THE NEW YORK TIMES’ full list of Hardcover Graphic Books Best Sellers, which also includes BATMAN, VOL. 2: THE CITY OF OWLS (in the #1 slot for the second week in a row!), EARTH 2, VOL. 1: THE GATHERING, BATMAN, VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, and SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS. And click here to see THE NEW YORK TIMES’ list of Paperback Graphic Books Best Sllers, which includes the debut of THE UNWRITTEN, VOL. 7: THE WOUND. Congratulations to all!