Marvel to launch Blade reboot with Fallon Grey as female lead
Marvel will be rebooting the popular vampire series “Blade” with an all-new hunter this fall. The new character doesn’t know that she’s the daughter of the popular monster-killing hero, but we think she’s about to figure it out.
The new series is set to launch this October in BLADE #1, the new ongoing series comes from writer Tim Seeley (Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy) and artist Logan Faerber (Secret Wars: Battleworld).
Marvel described the new character in a press-release earlier today stating, “Her name is Fallon Grey. A normal sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon. Nominated for Prom Queen, Captain of the Debate Team, most popular girl in her class. But there is another side to Fallon.” The publisher went on to say, “A feeling like there’s something else going on inside. When terror strikes her small town, she’ll find out just how right she was. As fearsome supernatural forces invade her town, hunting her down – she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail.”
“[Fallon’s] sort of ‘anti-Peter Parker’,” says Tim Seeley in an interview with Marvel.com. “She’s popular, she’s well-liked, and it seems like the world is her oyster. But, the expectations that come with being so damn perfect are starting to break her down, and that’s before she learns she’s the heir to a Daywalking-Monster-Stabbing-Empire.”
Marvel describes the setting stating, “But there is a new evil brewing deep in the forests of Oregon. A new cult of monster scientists, twisting and mutating demons, vampires, werewolves and more into even powerful new creatures. To stop them it will take more than one Daywalker. And in each other, Eric and Fallon may just discover the purpose they’ve each been struggling to find.”
The story was written by TIM SEELEY with art by LOGAN FAERBER. The Variant Cover is by TIM SEELEY and the series will be available in October 2015.