The bloodiest event in Marvel Comics history will be even bloodier than we imagined. It’s been announced today that Blood Hunt, the upcoming event series by Jed MacKay and Pepe Larraz, will be available expanded and unexpurgated in special “Red Band Editions.”
Labelled with a Parental Advisory and polybagged to keep those weak of heart from experiencing its intensity, these Red Band Editions will contain additional pages and more graphic art too explicit for the regular edition. Blood Hunt will mark the first time that a different edition of the same Marvel comic book is produced for more mature readers, and we’d say it’s fitting for this blood-soaked saga where vampires will viciously sink their teeth into our favourite heroes.
Blood Hunt is set to unfold across the main five-issue limited series, tie-in issues, and spinoff limited series. We’ve seen the thrilling buildup in various titles over the past few years, and now it’s time for the vampires of the Marvel Universe to emerge from the shadows and plunge the world into endless darkness.
As the streets run red with blood, maestro of mayhem Pepe Larraz will depict the full terror of the vampire’s savagery, offering new vistas of carnage with these unique Red Band Editions.
The skies have gone dark, and the sun is hiding its face from the carnage to come. The children of the night, the vampires, have risen from the dark and hidden places of the world as one to drown the Marvel Universe in blood. Earth’s final night has fallen – can even the heroes of this doomed world stem the tide of blood that is to come? Join the Avengers, Blade, Bloodline, Spider-Man, Hunter’s Moon, Tigra, Doctor Strange and Clea as the dance of death begins.
Larraz says, “The most appealing part of drawing Blood Hunt, apart from the chance to work with Jed for the first time(who I kept hearing the best of things from all my colleagues and fans), was the chance to go full terror mode in a vampire story.”
“The Red Band pages are really interesting to me,” the artist continues. “They allow me to convey the dark, violent, bloody tone of this particular story, and flex new muscles that I don’t usually get to use in a superhero comic. And, I’m not going to lie, they’re so fun!”
Will you be picking up this special Red Band Edition of Blood Hunt when it goes on sale this May?
BLOOD HUNT #1 (OF 5) – RED BAND EDITION
Written by JED MACKAY
Art and Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
Colors by MARTE GRACIA
On Sale 5/1