Saturday, December 4, 2010

STEPHEN KING CO-WROTE A COMIC BOOK ABOUT VAMPIRES!!!

A flapper vampire!? What will they think of next!!!
Dudes, if that title could be re-bolded in size 300 that's what you would see on your screens!

Cause Stephen King rocks and if anyone can un-pussify vampires its him. Don't get me wrong, I love the moral ambiguity of a vampire with a demon who wants to do good. I love the long speeches, the sorrowful... sorrow and the sheer agony of watching a vampire debating a human drink.

I will never love David Boreanaz's hair.

However, according to his foreword on this book, "In the end though, it's all about giving back the teeth that the current "sweetie-vamp" craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. Its about making them scary again." so I don't think he's at home watching today's Eclipse release.

I read American Vampire and am so STOKED! The story cuts back and forth between the 1800s and the 1920s (ancient history to Americans, barely a blink to you Europeans). When the european vamp blood mingled with American blood a new breed was formed:

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If there is anything I love more than the moral posturings of an undead creature its pseudo-science!!! PLUS THERE ARE COWBOYS! Honest to goodness cowboys with all the racist slurs of the time. AND one of the main characters is a strong female lead. If that's not a trifecta of awesomeness I don't know what is *squeeeee*

Anyway its past midnight and I should be in bed but what's a blog for, if not to celebrate the joy of cartoonistic vampire lore!?

PS
I finished Stephen King's book Full Dark, No Stars last week. It came out last month and I can barely keep up with his books before another one publishes - how many hours are in this man's day!? This book was a compedium of drastically disturbing short stories - the kind of things that could happen but we hope never will. If you haven't read it yet, pick it up AFTER the vampire comic book because you won't want to stop reading ;)

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