Find out how Marvel is turning its heroes into vampires for the Frozen Blood Hunt event
Marvel surprises again, but this time, it does so by immersing itself in a world where night and bloodthirsty creatures reign. On the eve of the launch of Blood Hunt, the new vampire-themed event series, the publisher has revealed a stunning collection of “Vampire Variant Covers”. A total of 21 alternate covers will grace Marvel titles throughout April as a prelude to Bloodhound’s arrival in early May.
The art of vampires behind the scenes
Each of these variants pays homage to a vampire-themed cover from Marvel’s past. So far, 18 of these vampire variants have been revealed, where popular characters like Spider-Man, Daredevil, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Wolverine transform into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. These covers are the work of respected artists such as Annie Wu, Stephen Segovia, Luciano Vecchio, Betty Cola, Lee Garbett, Jonas Scharf and more.
AVENGERS #12 Vampire alternate cover from Pete Woods
Captain America #8 Vampire alternate cover from David Yarden
IMMORTAL THOR #9 vampire alternate cover by Sergio Davila
Sensational SHE-HULK #7 VAMPIRE alternate cover from Betty Cola
Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1 Vampire Alternate Cover by Dan Panosian
Revenge of the Moon Knight #4 Vampire Alternate Cover por Elizabeth Torque
VENOM #32 Vampire alternate cover from Stephen Mooney
X-MEN #33 Vampire variant cover by Lee Garbett
Covers will be available on April 10th, followed by additional releases on April 17th and 24th, for DAREDEVIL, FANTASTIC FOUR, INCREDIBLES, IRON MAN, SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER, WOLVERINE, BLACK WIDOW AND HAWKEYE, GHOST LAST REVENGE, MILES MORALS: SPIDER-MAN. And Spider-Man.
Marvel’s Vampire Hunt.
But what awaits us in Blood Hunt? Created by writer Jed McKay and artist Pepe Laraz, this five-issue limited series pits Earth’s mightiest heroes against an outbreak of vampires determined to conquer the Marvel Universe. In addition to the main series, Blood Hunt’s story will be expanded with several tie-in issues and spin-off limited series content.
Blood Hunt’s official synopsis describes the apocalyptic setting: “The heavens are darkened, and the sun is hidden from the coming carnage.” The children of the night, the vampires, emerge from the dark and hidden corners of the world and flood the Marvel Universe with blood. Earth’s last night has fallen, and not even the heroes of this doomed world can stop the coming wave of blood. Join the Avengers, Blade, Bloodline, Spider-Man, Hunter’s Moon, Tigra, Doctor Strange and Clea in this deadly dance.
The origin journey of Marvel’s Mortal Kombat
Marvel is no stranger to vampire stories. The inclusion of these creatures in the universe is not new; In fact, it goes back decades. Blade, the iconic character that has captivated fans since its inception in 1973, one of the most famous examples being Blood Hunt, not only revives the vampire story at Marvel, but also takes it to a whole new level. A new level, integrating vampires into stories with main characters.
Marvel’s relationship with the supernatural has always been a reflection of its ability to explore all genres. By turning popular heroes like Spider-Man and Wolverine into the undead, Marvel not only takes a dramatic approach to its narratives, but also celebrates its rich history of supernatural characters. This fusion of classic and modern is what keeps the publisher at the cutting edge of innovation in the comics world.
Blood Hunt #1 will be available in bookstores from Wednesday, May 1.