First Look: A New Vampire Hunter Arises In Blade #1


Blade is someone I never considered as a possible legacy hero, just because the singular nature of his origin seemed like one that would prevent him from passing the mantle to someone else. Apparently, Marvel is out to prove me wrong, because there’s a new Blade #1 on the way, and it sure isn’t Eric Brooks taking the lead role in it.

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Instead, it’s Fallon Grey, a 16-year old girl from rural Oregon. Not exactly the kind of person you’d expect to become a hero specializing in dealing with things that go bump in the night, but then again, not everyone is the daughter of Blade.

Now this formerly normal girl has to accept her heritage in order to protect her town from supernatural forces. Writer Tim Seeley and artist Logan Faerber are set to help deliver us this interesting premise and Seeley says Grey is pretty much the opposite of a much more famous hero who got his start as a teenager.

“[Fallon’s] sort of ‘anti-Peter Parker’,” Seeley said in an interview with “She’s popular, she’s well-liked, and it seems like the world is her oyster. But, the expectations that come with being so damn perfect are starting to break her down, and that’s before she learns she’s the heir to a Daywalking-Monster-Stabbing-Empire.”

I’m so hoping that “Daywalking-Monster-Stabbing-Empire” is somehow worked into the tag line in ads for the new series, which goes on sale in October. No interior pages are floating around just yet, but you can check out Faerber’s character designs for the father-daughter Blade team below.

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