The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BAD BLOOD #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The story is by Jonathan Maberry, with art and lettering by Tyler Crook.
Trick is a college student and a cancer patient. He wants to die, but his longtime best friend Kyle encourages him not to give up. Trick is attacked by a vampire, but his contaminated blood has an adverse reaction. Believing he has been poisoned, the vampire seeks out another victim, Kyle. The police don’t believe that Kyle’s murderer is a vampire, so Trick decides to hunt the vampire down. A second victim makes him redouble his efforts and locates a vampire meet-up group. He finds them only to realize they are no help to him and is discouraged. That’s when SHE walks in…
There’s something about this story that has me hooked. Using the chemo-laced blood as a defense against a vampire is interesting and unique. Having a hero of the tale being a cancer patient could be a symbol for the fight that real people have to battle every day. Tyler Crook’s art style fits the tale perfectly. It’s worth checking out.
BAD BLOOD #1 is in stores now, or available to order at www.Darkhorse.com.