Wednesday, March 24, 2010

VAMPIRE, PA #1 Eight-Page Preview

VAMPIRE, PA #1 (of 3)
J.C. Vaughn, Brendon Fraim, Brian Fraim

Vampires in suburbia? Dean Marklin didn’t think so. In fact, he didn’t believe in vampires at all. Then he met one. Then he met lots more, and they all wanted to kill him! Now he’s a vampire hunter, and he’s pursued by a beautiful vampire while he tries to hold onto what’s left of normal life. How do you think that’s working out for him?

From the writer of Zombie-Proof comes this trip to Western Pennsylvania’s oddly vampire-rich environment.

Cover A by Mark Wheatley. Cover B by Jacob Jordan.

VAMPIRE, PA #1 will be listed in the April 2010 PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors under MOONSTONE BOOKS and is set to go on sale in June!

The three-issue, bimonthly mini-series is based on my short story "Vampire Hunter Dean," which appears in the prose anthology Vampires: Dracula And The Undead Legions, also from Moonstone Books, and which is on sale now.

BRENDON and BRIAN FRAIM are the artists on the series. In addition to working previously on Antiques: The Comic Strip, they have also done The Odd Squad from Devil’s Due Publishing and America, Jr. from Image Comics, and other cool stuff.

The mini-series is being colored by multiple award-winning creator MARK WHEATLEY, the driving force behind such projects as Breathtaker, Blood of the Innocent, Mars, EZ Street, Lone Justice, Radical Dreamer, and more.

My previous credits include Moonstone’s mini-hit in 2007 Zombie-Proof, the adventures of Jack Bauer in 24 from IDW Publishing (based on the Fox series), Billy Tucci’s Shi from Crusade, Avatar and Dark Horse, and other stories. I’m also the Associate Publisher of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and the writer of Gemstone’s Free Comic Book Day entry, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics.

This issue features 32 pages of story and art! Vampire, PA #2 and #3 will feature a Zombie-Proof back-up story (and at least 28 pages of story and art each) leading into the upcoming new one-shot, Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo.


  1. Love the cover art. I could easily see a statue of this vampire selling well.

  2. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I love the look of this. I've already started bugging my comic guy to get this for me.

  3. Anonymous4:41 PM

    I think this is going to be a winner. The story looks like it will be both entertaining and intriguing and the graphics look clean and crisp! Yeah, I will be looking for this one to buy!