I’m on yet another comic book kick and my most recent and most favorite of reads is Issue #1 of the 2006 Blade series. In this issue we have the ass-kicking half-vampire Blade, we have Dracula and, yes, even a vampiric Spiderman – and that’s all within the first few pages! Oh Marvel, how I love thee.
About the series:
“Join Howard Chaykin (AVENGERS, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (WOLVERINE, CSI: Miami) for a new series starring the popular character who’s launched three movies and a TV series. Featuring Spider-Man, Dracula, Dr. Doom, Wolverine…and Santa Claus!? Plus: a look into Blade’s mysterious past!”
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Howard Chaykin
Here’s my break down of Issue #1:
Art: 4 out of 5
The inside art wasn’t anything too spectacular, it was well done, but it was a style seen in like 90% of comics nowadays. It wasn’t really noteworthy. The covers though, the covers were great. So yeah, I liked the cover of Issue #1, but the inside art didn’t have me staring in awe.
Story: 4 out of 5
Totally loved the part with Spiderman, but that was just the opening, not the main story. This issue just gave the reader a look at what’s to come. What was shown so far looks pretty rad, but I wanted just a little bit more. The flashbacks of Blade’s childhood were interesting and they tied in well with the present-day events. It’ll be interesting where the story goes.
Overall I enjoyed this comic and will read more… especially if it has Wolverine in it! I’d suggest checking it out.