Marvel Comics’ announces new Blade series about his daughter at NYCC 2022

The vampire slayer generally known as Blade has been many issues: reluctant member of a Dracula-hunting crew, co-founder of a monster looking agency, leather-based jacket fanatic. But subsequent February, he’s set to tackle a new position — proud papa of marquee Marvel superhero.

At the Marvel Voices panel at New York Comic Con 2022, the writer introduced a five-issue miniseries known as Bloodline: Daughter of Blade. Starting subsequent February, the e-book will characteristic the primary full-length highlight for Brielle Brooks, the titular daughter of the infamous shade-sporting daywalker. Written by Danny Lore with artwork by Karen S. Darboe, the series will comply with Brielle as she discovers her half-vampiric heritage, and has to grapple with that pesky mixture of puberty and surprising monster brawls.

Brielle first made her debut in a brief characteristic on this 12 months’s Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men. That story launched Bri as a mean teen lady rising up along with her mom in Atlanta, solely to seek out herself not-infrequently operating afoul of native vampires. That story’s concluding twist — that Blade had left Bri to reside along with her mom with a view to maintain her protected from their harmful heritage — units up a possible reunion on this upcoming series.

Blade, for his half, had one thing of a tough upbringing of his personal. First launched by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan of their 1970’s Tomb of Dracula series, the London-born Eric Brooks (sure, Wesley Snipes followers: Blade canonically appears like a chimney sweep) was born to a mom fatally attacked by the vampire Deacon Frost whereas giving start. With his half-vampire blood, Eric discovered himself delicate to daylight (therefore his trademark black shades) however in any other case proof against vampiric assault, and swore vengeance in opposition to all vampire-kind.

A young black woman holds a shining sword in front of her face as Blade grins behind her on the cover of Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023).

Image: Marvel Comics

That establishment lasted till the late ‘90’s, when, in a transfer to higher resemble Blade’s film adaptation, Blade discovered himself bitten by the sort-of-vampire Morbius (it was, certainly, Morbin’ time) and reworked right into a Daywalker: a semi-vampire capable of stroll in daylight, however nonetheless resisting an insatiable bloodlust.

But one factor Blade has at all times been is a sullen, self-consciously no-nonsense loner, so pairing him with a hitherto unknown teen daughter provides a new, and probably very humorous, wrinkle to each characters’ lives — form of just like the Burt Reynolds car Cop and a Half, besides the child is in highschool, and the killer they arrest is Dracula. As Marvel Entertainment will get set for a giant push for a new Blade film reboot, rumors have swirled that a casting name for a teen actress signifies that Brielle, or a personality like her, will co-star within the movie. That was again in 2021, and the film gained’t hit theaters till 2023, however it could proceed a significant pattern in Marvel’s Phase 4 and 5. Brielle may discover herself poised for some main consideration. Better follow her finest fang-toothed smile.

Latest News

Related News

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here