Jim Lee Covers "American Vampire"

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 at 7:52am PST

Comic Books
Kiel Phegley, Staff Writer

It looks as though DC Comics is moving quick to support their promise that superstar artist and new Co-Publisher Jim Lee will not slow down his pencil now that he's stepped up into a new executive role with the publisher. Today, DC's Vertigo imprint revealed via its Graphic Content blog an as yet unseen Lee variant for "American Vampire" #1, the March 17-shipping starter of the ongoing series by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque.

"One of the unique challenges of contributing a cover to a brand spanking new series with original, never seen before characters is obviously not knowing who the characters are: how they act, the way they hold themselves, the forces that shaped their personal histories," Lee explained on the blog. "Luckily for me, American Vampire’s artist-Rafael Albuquerque-made it a non-issue. From just a single illustration, I could see the world he was creating, and it made drawing Pearl and Skinner for this alternate cover both a breeze and a hella lot of fun."

Best-seller King even pitched in for a quick quote on the cover, saying, "That’s one of the best comic mag covers I’ve seen since the days of my misspent youth, when I haunted the newsstands in Brunswick, Maine each month for the new Creepy or Eerie. Kudos to Mr. Lee."

Check out Lee's full cover below and read more at Graphic Content.

TAGS:  vertigo, american vampire, jim lee, stephen king

 
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