Remember all of Marvel’s talk last summer about how important vampires were going to become to the Marvel Universe? Or the news that Dracula was going to play a role in the company’s 2011 event series, Fear Itself?
Looks like they’re continuing to build on that promise, releasing a teaser image Monday afternoon for April’s Throne of Blood: Birth Of a Vampire comic book written by Victor Gischler (architect of much of Marvel’s vampire material in the Death of Dracula one-shot and the “Curse of the Mutants” arc on X-Men) and illustrated by Goran Parlov, which did not appear in Marvel’s solicitations for that month that were released last week. The teaser image shows a vampire surrounded by various Marvel Universe trophies — including Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s gauntlet, Dr. Doom’s mask and Magneto’s helmet — with accompanying text promising “a game changer in Fear Itself.”
The full press release — and image — follows after the jump.
Out Of The Shadows, Into The Marvel Universe
A game changer in Fear Itself stands revealed.
He will leave the Marvel Universe a different place.
His story begins here.
Thought you knew everything about Vampires?
Don’t be so sure.
You’ll never look at vampires the same way ever again.
THRONE OF BLOOD: BIRTH OF A VAMPIRE (FEB110543)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Pencils by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TBA
Parental Advisory $3.99
FOC – 3/14/11, On Sale – 4/6/11