I Am Legend is a science fiction novel written in 1954 by Richard Matheson. it tells the story of Robert Neville the last man alive in Los Angeles, California.
The story takes place between 1976 and 1979. the book opens with the monotony and horror of the daily life of the protagonist, Neville is apparently the only survivor of an apocalypse caused by a pandemic of a bacterium, the symptoms of which are very similar to vampirism.
Much of the story is devoted to Neville’s struggles to understand the plague that has infected everyone around him, and the novel details the progress of his discoveries. Instead of asking the reader to accept a supernatural explanation for vampire phenomena, the author strives to offer scientific basis for such symptoms as aversion to garlic, craving of fresh blood, and resistance to bullets but vulnerability to stakes and sunlight.
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this the original cover of the book
the first film made based on I am Legend was:
Last Man on Earth,
Starring – Vincent Price as Richard Morgan, Franca Bettoia as Ruth Collins,Emma Danieli as Virginia Morgan,Giacomo Rossi-Stuart as Uncle Ben Cortman, Christi Courtland as Kathy Morgan
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the next film was
The Omega Man
Charlton Heston Robert Neville
Anthony Zerbe Matthias
Rosalind Cash Lisa
Paul Koslo Dutch
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DC comics releasing stories for the film check out trailer here