To celebrate Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s upcoming “American Vampire” summer epic, Vertigo is releasing a variant cover for every issue of five-chapter long “The Blacklist.” Today, the DC Comics imprint debuted the variant for the storyline’s fist chapter as illustrated by Snyder’s “Batman” partner Greg Capullo. After Capullo kicks things off with his depiction of vampire-killer Travis Kidd, readers can look forward to the work of Dave Johnson, Jock, Francesco Frankavilla and Dustin Ngyuen gracing the covers of the Eisner Award-winning series.
“I say this in total sincerity, but ‘The Blacklist’ truly is my favorite arc so far because it is so at the heart of the whole series with these characters,” Snyder told CBR News in April. “This is really a giant turning point and it’s extremely emotional. It’s got tons of fun too. ‘The Blacklist’ arc, to sum it up, is really Pearl and Skinner hunting vampires in 1950s Hollywood together. There are going to be a lot of reveals about them as characters. Where has Skinner been? What happened to him? And with Pearl, what has her life been like? What is she thinking about right now? Where is she right now emotionally? And is she going to go over to the dark side or is she going to retain the qualities that we saw in that very first arc? Did that girl that came to Hollywood stay who she is despite the fact that she is a vampire? All of that stuff is going to come to a head in this big massive arc.”
“The Blacklist” kicks off in “American Vampire” #28 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque