After the 2010 Marvel Comics event Doomwar, which was largely reviled on the internet [Editor's note: not always an indicator of quality], Jonathan Maberry left the comics industry in disgrace to start a career as a successful writer [Editor's note: this claim could probably use more research]. Now, the triumphant hero returns to comics to write a new series called Bad Blood for Dark Horse.
The series, drawn by the talented Tyler Crook, stars a hero named Trick Croft who, thanks to the chemotherapy drugs in his blood, is deadly to vampires, and his sidekick, a heroin-addicted goth girl who this reporter probably knows in real life despite her being a fictional character. The book sounds pretty cool, and offers Maberry a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the inter...
Sorry. No one redeems themselves in the eyes of the internet. But it still looks like a cool book. Bad Blood #1 of 5 is in stores in January. Here's the press release:
NYCC: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES BAD BLOOD!
FROM BRAM STOKER WINNER JONATHAN MABERRY
OCTOBER 10, NEW YORK, NY—As announced today at New York Comic Con, Dark Horse is set to publish a new creator-owned series from Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry (Ghost Road Blues)—Bad Blood!With art by the Eisner Award–winning Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.,The Sixth Gun), this five-issue miniseries promises avampire tale with an unlikely hero.
Being bitten by a vampire pissed him off, but seeing his best friend brutally slaughtered started a war. Trick Croft was an average college student—sort of—until vampires attacked. Then he found out his blood was poison to the bloodsuckers. And Trick will do anything to eradicate them.
“Bad Bloodtells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he’s attacked by a vampire, he figures it’s game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick’s blood poison the vampire. As punishment, the vampires begin slaughtering everyone Trick loves. So he goes hunting for the vamps to try to destroy them,” writer Jonathan Maberry explains. “His only superpower? The chemo drugs in his system are deadly to the undead. His only ally? A heroin-addicted Goth chick. Bad Bloodbrings the pain in a downbeat tale of heartbreak, loss, and courage.”
Bad Blood#1 (of 5) is on sale January 1, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!