The king of horror (and the busiest retiree ever) is expanding his presence into the realm of comics. (Seriously, someone get this guy a #23 jersey if this is his idea of 'retirement). Comic Book Resources reports that in March, Scott Snyder will be launching an original series, American Vampire, under DC's Vertigo label. Comic nerds and King fans alike are no doubt familiar with the Marvel adaptations of The Dark Tower and The Stand. American Vampire holds particular interest, however, since it marks King's first solo experience. It was something of a disappointment to learn that King was pawning off writing duties on the adaptations to other writers, even if they've proven themselves up to snuff. Even if it's only 16 pages for each of the first 5 issues, seeing King actually put pen to paper is reason enough to spark interest.