“While the vampires of the Marvel Universe don’t often cross paths with super heroes, there is one relentless champion they fear — if they’re smart. His name is Blade, but he’s also known as the Daywalker. He possesses superhuman strength, rapid healing and has declared war on all vampires who inhabit the Marvel U. That war has spanned decades and it’s one he’s fought both alone and with the aid of various allies like MI:13 or the Mighty Avengers.
This October, the Daywalker’s vendetta against the supernatural becomes a family affair as writer Tim Seeley and artist Logan Faerber kick off an all-new “Blade” ongoing series, where the title character teams with his teenage daughter, a seemingly normal high school student named Fallon Grey.
With the series announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CBR News spokeexclusively with Seeley about his take on the title character, the similarities and differences between new character Fallon and pop culture’s most famous female vampire slayer, Buffy Summers, and how the series will pit father and daughter against monsters even more terrifying than vampires.
CBR News: Tim, many readers know you for your work on DC’s Bat books like “Batman Eternal” and “Grayson,” but fans of your creator-owned books like “Revival” and“Hack/Slash” know one of your first loves is the horror genre. What is it like to pick up Blade, a character who allows you to explore the rich and (these days) seldom visited horror corner of the Marvel Universe? In that same vein, what intrigues you most about Marvel’s take on vampires and monsters?
Tim Seeley: [Laughs] it feels like those twelve years of writing teenage girls fighting monsters is finally being recognized. It’s like Marvel is saying, “Congratulations on your double PHD in ‘Adolescent Female Angst and Monster Stabbery. Have a job…”