Today at Comic Con International in San Diego, Marvel confirmed a brand new Blade ongoing series, set to his shelves this October.
The series, to be written by Tim Seeley with art by Logan Faerber, is set to kick off this October, and will see the titular Daywalker teaming up with his teenage daughter, Fallon Grey.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with CBR, Seeley expressed his excitement about the series, saying “I’m really trying to delve into the vibe of the ’70s Marvel Monster magazines — updating and tweaking that sleazy/sinister/sexy feel they had for a modern comics audience. When I was a kid, my dad would give me his old copies of “Haunt of Horror” and “Satana,” and I would hide them under my bed. But then I was afraid to have them under the bed because I thought maybe the creatures would come alive and crawl out of the books. That’s some good fear, man!”
He added, “My goal is to make the monsters scary again — the way they were to me then. I think, too often with modern horror the reader knows too many of the “rules” and that makes vampires and zombies less frightening. Blade is going against stuff he’s never seen before, and I want the reader to be afraid to hide this under their beds.”
He also spoke a little about the introduction of Blade’s daughter, saying “My take on Fallon is that she’s an “anti-Peter Parker.” She’s popular, well liked, and everyone around her thinks she has the future by the balls. But those kind of expectations come with their own stresses, and part of Fallon’s story will be dealing with what people expect her to be.”
Given out well-documented love of Seeley’s work here on Team BCP, and looking at some of the concept artwork from Faerber (which you can check out below), this definitely looks like a series that’s going to be worth picking up this October.
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