PREVIEW: Blade #1

Mon, February 25th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Hey, True Believer!

In our continuing efforts to give our loyal readers and retailers sneak

peeks at key comics that will soon be coming from The House, here's an

advance look at BLADE #1! Below are pages five, six and seven by penciler

Steve Pugh. As you'll see, writer Chrisopher Hinz has plenty of nasty fun

planned for the Daywalker!

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Painted Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Christopher Hinz (w)/Steve Pugh (p)

* THE SCOOP: Thirsting for a Blade comic as wicked as his new movie? Then get

ready for the vampire killer's own MAX title!

* THE STORY: Blade is back, and he's hunting a new threat: the Tryk, an

extremely vicious mutant vampire species. Complicating the situation is the

appearance of the Seven, a secret society dedicated to the destruction of

supernatural evil. Incredibly, they see Blade as the most dangerous vampire

of all! And at the same time, an ancient vampiric text sends Blade on a

quest to renounce his monstrous heritage and become fully human at last. But

can a mere human withstand the murderous Tryk?

* THE CREATORS: Novelist Christopher Hinz and Eisner-nominated artist Steve

Pugh (Preacher: Saint of Killers) join forces to resurrect the Daywalker in

this violent new ongoing series! Plus: fully painted covers by Tim

Bradstreet - who helped design the two Blade movies!

* THE BUZZ: "Closer in tone to the Wesley Snipes smash movie, BLADE will take

a harsher, bloodier approach to the vampire hunter than any of Marvel's

previous incarnations." -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

* THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this ongoing monthly series is 32 pages,

with ads.* THE RATING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

On Sale March 13th (MarvelPGplus) $2.99

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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