Never mind your emo Twilight vampires - Newly announced comic series American Vampire will see writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King create a whole new "muscular and vicious" breed of toothy undead next year.

The series, announced (fittingly) on the stroke of midnight last night, is created by Voodoo Heart writer Snyder with a second story running throughout the first five issues written by King in his first all-new comic work on characters he's created. Tracing an alternate history of an America populated by vampires, the series will launch in March next year.

Look for an interview with Snyder about the series later this week.

Scott Snyder and Stephen King to write a new horror comic book series, American Vampire [Graphic Content]