DC have just dropped some details (and preview artwork) for the eagerly-awaited reunion of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, who will team up once again on American Vampire 1976, a nine-part miniseries launching this October.
Here’s the official blurb:
Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where Skinner’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner track him down for one last, desperate mission: the force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunnelling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.
Speaking about the series, Snyder said “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.”
He continued, adding. “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 goes on sale October 6th 2020, and will carry DC’s Black Label descriptor, identifying the content as appropriate for readers ages 17+.
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