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Blade: Vampire Nation #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Dave Wachter, Mico Suayan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• A deep dive into Dracula's new kingdom as established in AVENGERS. Starring BLADE, the sheriff of Vampire Nation!
•  An assassination threatens to unravel the fledgling country and spread chaos throughout the world. But is getting rid of a nation full of
bloodsuckers really all that bad of an idea? Blade himself isn't too sure...


  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 16, 2022

    Wacther perfectly captures the detective thriller, film noir tone of the story with the visuals. I love the use of shadow and how Blade stands out visually from the rest of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2022

    Blade fans, you must read Blade: Vampire Nation. It not only understands the character but fills us in on his new role and the incredible concept of an openly free vampire nation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Dec 10, 2022

    Overall, Blade: Vampire Nation is a different take on the vampire genre, as it feels like Robert Harris Fatherland, but with bloodsuckers. The story by Russell is pure crime noir. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that readers will enjoy for its many nods to some cultural touchpoints. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 16, 2022

    Blade: Vampire Nation #1 is good. Really good. It screams that the concept, and this creative team, deserve to return for more. A series of miniseries, an ongoing, I don't care, this one-shot is fantastic and is so different than the rest of Marvel's line. It shows so much of what can be done with this corner of the Marvel Universe, it's like a nation just waiting for the right leadership council to see its potential and have it thrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 16, 2022

    Blade as a detective mixed with vampire history, Dracula lore, and an entire nation of vampires has a unique spin thats rather enticing. Nevertheless, Blade: Vampire Nation #1 was a bit dry, lacked intensity, and coupled with some rather dull art. Overall, I think Blade: Vampire Nation #1 will keep your interest enough thanks to its inventive and clever tone. However, be prepared for little action and more information to wet your whistle this week. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 16, 2022

    Blade: Vampire Nation #1 finds the Daywalker racing to solve a murder, featuring a slow-burn storyline and appropriately moody art. As next year marks Blade's 50th anniversary, I hope the state of the Vampire Nation is touched upon sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 16, 2022

    Blade: Vampire Nation #1 is bound to appeal to any fan of its titular character or Marvel vampires as it fleshes out the concept of Vampyrsk to hopefully become a new Marvel mainstay. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 17, 2022

    Fans of Mark Russell's writing and stories that examine the nuts and bolts of Marvel Universe politics will get a kick out of Blade: Vampire Nation. I suspect that fans of Blade and horror comics in general would be better served waiting for a title with more bite. Still, for what it is, this is a good read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Nov 20, 2022

    For people who are not big fans of Blade I would recommend having a look through this one before you buy it as it is more backstory for an upcoming series and not really the big action set piece they make it out to be from the cover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 22, 2022

    What was clearly intended to be a byzantine mystery is pretty clear from the beginning, with our main character feeling like he's along for the ride, but it's an okay comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Nov 17, 2022

    Blade: Vampire Nation #1 gives readers an informational tour of the inner workings of Dracula's Vampire Nation, wrapped in a bland, low-tension murder mystery. The art is excellent, but the story lacks stakes, urgency, or energy beyond the prologue. Read Full Review

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