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Marvel teases Blood Hunt tie-ins, and which heroes will be turned to the vampiric side

June is going to see a heck of a lot of Blood Hunt action hit the Marvel U, and that’s not gonna be good for some of the world’s heroes.

Fangs for the summer

Round two of Marvel’s huge Blood Hunt crossover event is going to be just as massive as round one. At least that’s what it looks like to us, since two newly shared press releases are absolutely packed. Both are loaded with issues that will come in the form of spin-offs and single issues of existing runs, bringing bloody action across the publisher’s line. While we can’t speak to the quality of this tale just yet, the blitz-to-be reminds us of what might’ve been seen in decades gone by, which is (again, so far) a good thing.

If you’ve been following along, then you know the major players already, but the biggest news is that vampiric hordes look like they’ll be adding more than one hero to their roster. Now, just for the record, these seem like pretty big spoilers, but Marvel is sharing the news as though it’s something that fans should be aware of going in.

So with that in mind, we’ll just let you know right at the top here that Blood Hunt isn’t going to be too kind to Black Panther and Doctor Strange. Strange was hinted at already, though it does look like both heroes will be turned, baring fangs and (maybe reluctantly) joining the legions of the damned.

Could this be a crossover to watch? Either way, here’s what’s shipping from Marvel this June:

AVENGERS #15

  • Written by JED MACKAY
  • Art by C.F. VILLA
  • A BLOODY BRAWL ON A VAMPIRE-INFESTED HELICARRIER!
  • Captain America’s ad hoc team of Avengers old and new must face a foe commanding an army of vampires… IN THE SKY! With a group of decidedly earthbound heroes! Don’t miss this action-packed, bloody tale of heroism and hemoglobin! 

DOCTOR STRANGE #16

  • Written by JED MACKAY
  • Art by PASQUAL FERRY
  • DOCTOR STRANGE…THE VAMPIRE?!
  • Earth’s mystic defender is off the board as the skies darken! Can Wong and Clea save Stephen from himself? Or…can they save themselves from him?

FANTASTIC FOUR #21

  • Written by RYAN NORTH
  • Art by IVAN FIORELLI
  • FORMULATING A CURE?
  • Reed and Alicia are in New York for a day trip to an art museum, when suddenly the skies turn black with darkforce energy and vampires attack, everywhere, all at once! It’s Reed Richards versus the world as he tries to save everyone he can – AND come up with a cure for vampirism! But vampires are magic, illogical, impossible. Can Reed come up with a cure? And even if he can’t, how is he going to keep all the survivors alive and safe? And can Sue, Ben, and Johnny, all alone in Arizona, keep their families safe? It’s a BLOOD HUNT tie-in you won’t want to miss as the Fantastic Four take on a world overrun with VAMPIRES!

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #21

  • Written by CODY ZIGLAR
  • Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN
  • THE ENDLESS NIGHT!
  • Endless hordes of bloodsucking vampires ravage the Earth beneath pitch-black skies of Earth’s last night! But vampire-slayer Blade has a plan, and his only hope for victory rests with Miles Morales! But Blade’s mission comes with a cost – one Spider-Man may be unwilling to pay!

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #6

  • Written by JED MACKAY
  • Art by ALESSANDRO CAPPUCCIO
  • THE MIDNIGHT MISSION JOINS THE HUNT!
  • As the Marvel Universe devolves in panic and fear with the unfolding BLOOD HUNT, writer Jed MacKay casts his gaze from the events of the main event to this companion tie-in! With more chaos on their hands than ever before, and no tested leader to show them the way, the Midnight Mission is on their own as they fight like hell to save New York and its people from being completely overrun by vampires!

VENOM #34

  • Written by AL EWING
  • Art by JUAN FERREYRA
  • LEE PRICE RETURNS!
  • The Captive is loose! And the vampiric super-foe thirsts for one thing – VENOM! And the Captive isn’t the only problem – the dead now walk an Earth smothered in eternal night. Vampires infest New York City, and Lee Price, one-time host to the Venom symbiote, rises from the grave! And he has unfinished business with his old partner.

BLACK PANTHER: BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 3)

  • Written by CHERYL LYNN EATON
  • Art by FARID KARAMI
  • MYTHOLOGY, MONSTERS AND MANKIND CLASH!
  • T’Challa has been transformed into a vampire! While on a mission as an agent (or perhaps double agent?) of the vampire leader, T’Challa is warned by Bast herself about the true nature of his enemy, the wrath of the Gods and the danger of bringing his bloodlust to Wakanda… PLUS: T’Challa reignites a feud with a familiar foe!  

BLOOD HUNTERS #2 (OF 4)

  • Written by KAARE ANDREWS, ANN NOCENTI & ERICA SCHULTZ (W)
  • Art by ALEX LINS, DAVID BALDEÓN & BERNARD CHANG
  • BLOODY CHAOS SPILLS ACROSS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IN THREE THRILLING TALES!
  • When the skies go dark, what will happen when a group of vampires gets a taste of the Hulk’s gamma-irradiated blood?! Kate Bishop takes aim against the creatures of the night with the help of a mysterious new vampire hunter. And Dagger and Elsa Bloodstone have teamed up to face down the vampiric hordes – but when a new combatant enters the field, will she prove friend or foe? Or both?! The formation of Marvel’s wildest new team yet, the BLOOD HUNTERS, continues!

DRACULA: BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 3)

  • Written by DANNY LORE
    Art by VINCENZO CARRATÙ
  • AN UNHOLY TEAMUP!
  • • In the deepest, darkest, unholiest night ever known to man or beast, Dracula, Lord of Vampires, has come to Bloodline, daughter of Blade, demanding a sacrifice: a devil’s bargain of the soul. A soul in peril? Seek a priest. A deal to escape? A lawyer. And a devil must be met face-to-face. Luckily for Bloodline, there’s one man who fulfills all three criteria: none other than Daredevil. But does he – or anyone – stand a chance against a city full of bloodthirsty vampires…and the unending night in which they feed?!

MIDNIGHT SONS: BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 3)

  • Written by BRYAN HILL
  • Art by GERMÁN PERALTA
  • THE REUNION CONTINUES!
  • What do you get when you cross two Ghost Riders, a daywalker, their supernatural-hunting friends and a horde of vampires swarming the Earth? A whole lot of fangs, fire and penance…

STRANGE ACADEMY: BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 3)

  • Written by DANIEL JOSÉ OLDER
  • Art by LUIGI ZAGARIA
  • MARVEL’S MIGHTY YOUNG MYSTICS TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS!
  • The Strange Academy kids’ mission to find a spell to solve the Blood Hunt has taken them all the way to Madripoor to find THE DARKHOLD! Readers of last year’s Contest of Chaos know, however, that the Darkhold is now a child and the only way to stop the Vampire onslaught means…the death of the Darkhold Child!

UNION JACK THE RIPPER: BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 3)

  • Written by CAVAN SCOTT
  • Art by KEV WALKER
  • WAR OF BLOOD!
  • Joey Chapman, Union Jack, is at war with the brood of a certain vampire running amok in Manchester… But who is THE HUNGER? And what ally of Union Jack has fallen prey to his wicked ways?

WOLVERINE BLOOD HUNT #2 (OF 4)

  • Written by TOM WALTZ
  • Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
  • FIGHTING FANGS WITH FANGS!
  • Wolverine is up to his claws in vampires, but luckily he gets a little help from his friends! Louise, the vampire-hunting vampire of the Nightguard, and Logan cut their way through vamps to bring the fight to their leader – and you’ll NEVER GUESS who it is! But can Louise control her vampiric tendencies to save the day, or is every step closer to their enemy a step closer to disaster?

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