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On sale date: December 3, 2024

A timeless goth love triangle/coming-of-age story from a trio of acclaimed comics creators.

“I’m psyched. I’m totally psyched. I’m not a loser… Who the hell am I kidding?”

Life sucks for Dave Miller — he’s broke, girlfriendless, and stuck in a dead-end job. Really dead-end: Dave is the night manager at the Last Stop, LA’s finest vampire-owned and operated, all-night convenience store. Facing an eternity of turning hot dogs and restocking blood broth for his crappy boss and Vampire Master, the future looks about as appealing as the sunrise. It’s bad enough that Dave is clinging to his days as a vegetarian and refusing to feed off humans, leaving him weak as a kitten. But when he finds himself competing with psychotic surfer-vamp Wes for the affections of Rosa, a beautiful mortal flirting with the dark side, unlife gets about as sucky as it possibly can.

Originally published in 2008, Fantagraphics is proud to bring this YA classic back into print with a new edition. Veteran comics creators Jessica Abel (Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars), Gabe Soria (Batman ’66), and Warren Pleece (Incognegro) have crafted a timeless goth love triangle/coming-of-age story that garnered awards and accolades when initially published, including the 2009 YALSA Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens list.

Praise

"Abel and Soria hit their mark with plenty of attitude and just enough snark to let their characters come to life. Warren Pleece's art marvelously captures the humor of the mundane that lend the book's crew of late-night wage-slave vamps' believability and energy. A really fun read!" — Booklist

"Abel and Soria's light approach, combined with Pleece's bright, Technicolor art, gives the book an entertaining gloss to its Gen-Y bloodsucking melodrama." — Publishers Weekly

"A long, satisfying read that both subverts and rises above the paranormal genre, giving even minor characters room to breathe, and deglamorizes, if you will, the vampire mystique." — The Globe and Mail

"A fascinating, thoughtful read." — School Library Journal

Specs

Pages
188
Format
Paperback / Softback
Color
Full-color
Dimensions
6" × 8.5"
ISBN-13
9781683969969
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