Blade the Vampire Hunter

Blade is a character that, in principle, does not come to mind as representative of the universe Marvel. However, decades of history prove otherwise, both inside and outside the pages of the comic..

Now that it enters the collection marvelREDit is well worth examining the reasons: ‘Blade’ is an example of the publisher’s courage to pursue diversity goals in its characters and their stories. He is one of the first prominent heroes of color on the brand and a pioneer of the representation of the African-American community in comics.

While many Marvel heroes obtain their powers through scientific means or as a result of accidents, ‘Blade’ is a supernatural being, born with the ability to sense the presence of vampires, with whom he in fact shares many characteristics, and to hunt them down. . It is also a door to supernatural and horror elements.

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His first appearance dates back to 1973, in the story ‘The Tomb of Dracula No. 10’, which makes up the first part of this volume. In that play ‘Blade’ he was a secondary character, but he ended up getting the favor of the audience and leading his own numbers. This is how the second part of the book visits him in the arc that Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin led in 2006.

Unfortunately, neither the first nor the second part of the book are essential works, neither in drawing nor in writing. But at least they offer a glimpse of a notable character who has interacted with a wide range of characters within the Marvel Universe and who, in fact, is recognized as the first to be adapted to the cinema, with the 1998 film.

And now that a new adaptation is imminent, the opportunity to look back on its long history and enduring popularity is welcome.which only serve to further highlight his importance within the franchise.

The collection

Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes assemble weekly on Marvel RED, featuring works by Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, Brian Michael Bendis and Ed Brubaker, among others, with art by John Romita Jr., Bryan Hitch, George Pérez, Andy Kubert and legends Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

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Every Friday a new volume goes on sale, for 42,900 pesos, and reviews essential characters such as ‘Hulk’, ‘Iron Man’ and the ‘X-Men’, as well as very interesting and lesser-known properties, such as ‘The Falcon’, ‘Ms. Marvel’ and the ‘Warriors Three’.

If you are a subscriber to the EL TIEMPO Vivamos Club, you can take the collection for
$1,747,880. There are 60 hardcover books with biographies, stories of the beginnings of each superhero, illustrations, art galleries, content from Marvel illustrators and screenwriters. The complete collection can be obtained by calling 601 4266000 in Bogotá or, from anywhere in the country, 018000 110990. For more information, visit the website

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Blade the Vampire Hunter