AMERICAN VAMPIRE Up-Close: Old-Fashioned EURO Vamps
There may be bloodsuckers who thrive on sunlight in Vertigo’s American Vampire comic, but the series hasn’t abandoned the more traditional idea of vampirism.
The “European vampires,” who can only go out in the dark and can be killed by wooden stakes, are still around in American Vampire, but the vampire bloodline sometimes mutates and creates new types of vampires. So while the “Euro Vamps” may be in the greatest abundance, new species can emerge.
“The idea is that the Euro Vamps are actually a particular species of vampire that comes about at a certain point in history, in the 1300’s in Eastern Europe,” explained Scott Snyder, the series creator who launched the title earlier this year with author Stephen King. “Now that we’ve introduced them and the premise of the story, we’ll find out more about their history and why they’re the most common type of vampire.”
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A Brief (Illustrated) History Of Marvel Comics
This is a brief history of Marvel comics in the style of an informational graphic. It’s only appropriate that the history is illustrated because — and I don’t know if you knew this or not — but Marvel actually produces comic books. So like, there are pictures in those too. But that’s not what’s important, what’s important is that Marvel used to own the rights to the word zombie. ZOMG! Could you even imagine owning the rights to a gem like zombie?! You’d be like a gazillionaire. Unfortunately Marvel doesn’t anymore, which is why they got bought by Disney.
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