Darkhold: Blade #1

Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
6.8Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

Are you fanged, or are you food? The world is divided into humans and vampires - and Blade, the one who walks between them both... and kills with equal impunity. After reading from the cursed Darkhold, Blade and a cadre of other heroes were meant to enter Chthon's
dimension and stop the ancient god from destroying the Multiverse. But reading the book has changed all their lives and histories... and for Blade, the consequences are far-reaching. Vampires rule the world, and he rules over them all. But there are some heroes left - and Blade is not as omniscient as he thinks.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 30, 2021

    Overall, Darkhold: Blade is an excellent dystopian story, which leans in on its Mirror Universe vibes. The story by Daniel Kibblesmith is eerie and exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story where we see a hero do a turncoat, one which is oddly magnetic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Oct 27, 2021

    Just in time for Halloween, Marvel drops a spooky tale in a world with no mutants, and vampires are running things. Its a fun, yet dark issue that plays with the vampire trope in a superhero setting, giving us a glimpse of something familiar, yet also very different from everything else. This story doesnt really relate to the main story about the Darkhold, ChThon, Doom, or the Scarlet Witch, so the inclusion in this is kinda eh. It seems like it could tie into the broader Vampire nation story thats been playing out in various titles across the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 25, 2021

    Darkhold: Blade #1 brings the Daywalker's worst nightmare to life, courtesy of a creative team who has nothing but love for Blade. Not only would I read a whole series based on this concept, but it also whetted my appetite for an ongoing Blade series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 24, 2021

    As with the majority of events or even mini-events, there are going to be highs and lows. Darkhold Blade has an exterior problem to deal with. The Darkhold Iron Man book set the bar extremely high with the idea of Tales of Suspense type of twist. That issue used existing characters that were instantly recognisable to even the most casual of readers; here Blade kind of suffers a tad. I wonder where on the scale the following book land. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 28, 2021

    "The Darkhold: Blade" #1 is a creative tie-in issue lacking in execution. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 2, 2021

    The art and the story aren't on the same page, and while both are interesting, they final product doesn't elevate itself past "Pretty Okay". This is the third or fourth alternate reality in recent Avengers history, too. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 27, 2021

    Darkhold: Blade #1 is an easily missable comic. It is neither a satisfying Blade story nor does it provide any deeper insight into the events of the Darkhold mini-event. It's simply a vampiric Mad Libs, a frantic mess that uses cheap twists in place of an actual plot. Read Full Review

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