Marvel Comics Vampire Outbreak

It’s spreading. Dear Lord … it’s spreading. What we once thought was an odd storyline that actually had a basis in X-Men history (believe it or not, they fought Dracula!) has now begun to surface as a possible teasing of a company-wide PLAGUE!!

Or maybe Marvel is just gearing up for Halloween the way it did once before with zombie alternate covers of some of its top books. After all, if they were to cash in on the popularity of a movie like … say … Twilight for instance, they’d have to have a Death of Dracula story on the shelves as we speak!

What? Oh. We ran that story already, and they do have one coming out this week. Ah. Lame. I’m going to pretend that didn’t happen. Here’s the skinny from the Marvel undead…

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at upcoming vampire variants from some of the industry’s top artists! Just in time for Halloween, your favorite Marvel heroes will be re-imagined … as vampires! Want to know more? Stay tuned to as more of these jaw-dropping variants are unveiled.


    Look for these alternate covers and more in comic shops this October.

    Marvel Comics Vampire Outbreak

    Marvel Comics Vampire Outbreak

    Marvel Comics Vampire Outbreak

    Marvel Comics Vampire Outbreak


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  • Nomad

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    • The Butcher

      The Marvel Zombies is embarrassingly bad (Kirkman, you’re fucking lucky you write THE WALKING DEAD) and beyond ham fisted. This is the same, if not worse.

      Are comics fans really THAT easy to please?

      This whole thing is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. It’s as smooth as cigarette flavored ice cream. It’s also akin to a shitty half baked Michael Bay blockbuster, or a remake. It plays on the fans’ sensibilities, then just delivers surface bullshit with no real purpose or depth. A money making exercise with no creative merit at all.

      I wish I could put a stake in the heart of this project. That vampire pink Hulk thing is the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

    • creightonchaney

      @Nomad, Vampires were a HUGE thing in the Marvel universe for the better part of the 70’s and early to mid 80’s, when Dr. Strange and Victoria Montessi’s father created the Montessi formula to destroy their existence from the earth. They again returned, but not in the same force, in the 90’s during the Rise of the Midnight Suns storyline in the Ghost Rider world. Yes the fought the X-Men, Dracula fought the Silver Surfer (who was spared the Surfer’s wrath by his Christian wife at the time). He fought many of the other Marvel greats, as well as the vampires themselves. Plus Deacon Frost is worlds different than he was in the Blade Films. He made these weird doppleganger vampire things when he bit people. Tomb of Dracula, which is now reprinted in the Essentials line, is a great place to start, and it is really good writing by Marv Wolfman. Also Werewolf by Night too…although I’d love to see him take on some vampires again.

      Back then Marvel did horror better than anyone, I guess we’ll see how it turns out now though.

      “Never Moon a Werewolf…sound advice.” – from my lips to your ears (2005).

      • DeTuinman

        Man, that made check out some of the older Marvel stuff…

        I can remember Marvel having these horror oriented comics, and they were not realy kid friendly.
        Nice post man…

        The mind is like a parachute…it only works when it is open.

        • creightonchaney

          Thanks! If you get around to checking them out (if you already have, disregard the following…lol), I suggest Man-Thing (the original run), Werewolf By Night, Tomb of Dracula, Xombie (Simon Garth one), and anything dealing with the Darkhold (essentially a Necronomicon book in MU), and Cthon (Cthulhu in the MU). The original GR is a good read, but it seemed more of a supernatural western than the much darker Tomb, Man-thing and Werewolf books.

          In the 90’s, Hellstorm, Ghost Rider, Darkhold, Spirits of Vengeance, Nightstalkers, and the Man-thing and Werewolf updates. Good stuff.

          “Never Moon a Werewolf…sound advice.” – from my lips to your ears (2005).