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The long night is coming, and when it does, every hero in the Marvel Universe will face the vampire’s brutal onslaught! In addition to a host of limited series and one-shots, Jed MacKay and Pepe Larraz’s BLOOD HUNT will spin out into a four-issue anthology series that explores the full breadth of this latest earth-shattering Marvel Comics crossover event!

The blood-soaked tales found within BLOOD HUNTERS will spotlight iconic and fan-favorite Marvel characters in a wide variety of adventures. Here’s what fans can expect from the debut issue:

· HAWKEYE is on the run – but does he have enough trick arrows in his quiver to avoid both the long arm of the law AND vampires out for his blood?! See Clint band together with a brave group of civilians in a pulse-pounding story by writer Mark Russell and artist Bob Quinn.

· MAN-WOLF and J. JONAH JAMESON do a little father-son bonding – while also fighting for their lives against a horde of bloodsuckers! It’s a new chapter of one of the oddest family dynamics in the Marvel Universe by writer Christos Gage and artist Javier Garrón.

· With Cloak missing in action, DAGGER strikes out in search of new and surprising allies. Witness the genesis of Marvel’s wildest team yet: the BLOOD HUNTERS in the start of a multi-part story by Erica Schultz and Bernard Chang that will run across all four issues! Who will Dagger recruit? You’ll have to wait and see!

“It’s really exciting to write Dagger and see her assemble a team of fantastic fang hunters!” Schultz shared. “You’re going to love the dynamic between these characters, and see where the drama is!”

“It’s an honor to be contributing to BLOOD HUNTERS and the BLOOD HUNT event, and to collaborate with Erica Schultz, who’s crafted a bloody exciting story; and the masterful magician, Marcelo Maiolo, whose color work is amongst the bloody best in the medium,” Chang added. “I hope the work will live up to fan expectations, as well as those of previous creators who have tackled the very same characters from when I was reading and collecting comics in my teens, like the legendary Rick Leonardi and Mike Vosburg.”

Who will bite it? Check out the first trio of BLOOD HUNTERS stars on Greg Land’s issue one cover now, and stay tuned later today and all week long for more BLOOD HUNT tie-in announcements!

BLOOD HUNTERS #1 (OF 4)
Written by MARK RUSSELL, CHRISTOS GAGE & ERICA SCHULTZ
Art by BOB QUINN, JAVIER GARRÒN & BERNARD CHANG
Cover by GREG LAND
On Sale 5/8

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On 2/15/2024 at 5:31 PM, Nessex said:

WHAT is going on with Wolf Man's face?!?!
FFS! Please stop giving work to Greg Land. The guy is a HACK! 

He's one of those guys you love to hate but his art is good whether it's framework is traced or not. Plus the fact that he's able to stay on schedule is the reason he keeps getting work.

As far as him being a Hack. Yeah maybe. But in a world where probably 90 percent of the writers are hacks you have to figure that trait will also filter down to some of the artists.

I love all of these ladies. Little unfamiliar with Hallow's Eve but I've heard good things and I like her concept. But as usual whether this book is any good will mostly depend on the writing. It looks like it might be worth giving a shot.

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On 5/23/2024 at 10:28 AM, AndyL said:

He's one of those guys you love to hate but his art is good whether it's framework is traced or not

I'm gonna have to hard press X to doubt on that one.

Land's compositions can get pretty bad, the bodies of the characters he draws can come across as stilted mannequins, most of his faces have an uncanny valley factor to them regardless of being traced or not, and everything has this waxy texture to it. Characters' facial expressions rarely correspond to the emotions they transmit via dialogue, not to mention he almost always defaults to squinted eyes and either a smile or gritted teeth. And what's worse is that the smiles he draws always feel unnatural. When two or more characters share a panel, it can often feel like they're not actually co-existing in the same space.

Really, tracing is the least of Land's problems. At this point, his tracing is just a fun Easter egg that only serves to bolster the criticism for artwork that is by default subpar. His artwork actively takes away from the reading experience with how awkward and uncanny everything feels.

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On 5/23/2024 at 10:28 AM, ADour said:

 His artwork actively takes away from the reading experience with how awkward and uncanny everything feels.

I remember the first time I saw Land's work, in the "crossover" storyline from Ultimate FF.  I was completely blown away, and was like "who is this guy!?!"  Just completely impressed by the, for lack of a better term, photo-realism of the art.  Nowadays I can't even stand to look at his work knowing that it's all just traced, hyper-recycled nonsense, but that blank slate first impression will always stick with me.  It's one of those select comics that I'll always remember exactly where I was when I read it, to convey the impact it had.  I think every comic reader has at least a handful of those. 

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