Original American Vampire creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque reunite for the final chapter in the series, American Vampire 1976, in October.
The nine issue series from DC’s mature readers imprint, Black Label, will be in stores on October 6, 2020 and will bring back Skinner Sweet who has exhausted all of his efforts to regain his lost immortality. With no more hope left, Skinner embarks on a death wish journey to a motorcycle rally where he is tracked down by Pearl Jones and a mystery partner who enlist Sweet for one final, desperate mission.
Snyder is excited to return to the series, and the era, saying that “The characters in ‘76 are in a really dark place in terms of the fight against evil. The ’70s mirror our current era in many ways: the anxiety, the fear, and the re-examination of American identity. The book opens on Skinner Sweet working outside of Vegas doing death-defying Evel Knievel-style stunts, trying to die. There’s a kind of Son of Sam plot in New York City with Cal and Travis, a political thriller plot with Felicia, and all sorts of ’70s iconography. It’s my favorite arc so far.”
American Vampire 1976 #1 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque retails for $3.99 with cover artwork by Albuquerque and a variant cover by Dustin Nguyen.