Yes, Steven King wrote some parts of this but I think that was really just to grab some headlines and sales. American Vampire is a series about just that and how the good ol' U.S. of A's vampire ain't ya daddy's monster. I really like the idea of tracing the "lives" of vampires to see what role they had in the development of our nation, and there is some intrigue and mystery to go along with it all. The final product, well, more often than not leaves me flat. It's too reliant on fight scenes that might work better on a big screen (and maybe that's what the title is destined for) and cuts short the more interesting notions of how and why these monsters are so interested in developing America.