The Daywalker is hunting vampires in the Marvel Universe! Marvel Comics has announced that a new era of Blade will be back this July. Created by Bryan Hill and Elena Casagrande, BLADE #1 will hit local comic shops on July 19, 2023. Also to celebrate the release of this series Marvel will also be releasing multiple variant covers as well. You can check out these covers and the official details of this series below.


A new age of vampire hunting begins next month! BLADE, the Daywalker, is back in an all-new ongoing solo series written by Bryan Hill (Killmonger) and drawn by Marvel’s Stormbreaker Elena Casagrande (Black Widow). Blade’s latest saga will kick off when he unknowingly unleashes a dark, ancient power that’s been simmering for centuries… Known only as the Adana, Marvel’s entire supernatural underworld will be thrown in turmoil and it’s up to Blade to handle it — or pay a pound of flesh for his mistake! Get ready for bloodbaths and blackmail as Hill and Casagrande return Blade to his gory glory!

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“Blade is a treasured character for me,” Hill told Polygon. “Here, we have an opportunity to explore his history, reveal new aspects of his world and create a story that’s brutal, sexy, and bold as it travels into the world of monsters and magic.”

BLADE #1 will provide an ideal entry point into the saga of this horror and pop culture icon whose starpower is set to grow even larger in the years ahead. Check out all the BLADE #1 covers plus Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork, including a first look at the Adana herself, and experience this pulse-pounding debut issue on July  19!

Also, don’t miss a special prelude comic coming to Marvel Unlimited later this summer, Blade: First Bite Infinity Comic! Blade is forced to confront secrets from his past in order to find answers about his future in this revelatory plunge into the character’s history from Hill and artist Mack Chater! For more information, visit

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Variant Issues

  • Variant Cover by FRANK MILLER – 75960620585100171
  • Virgin Variant Cover by FRANK MILLER – 75960620585100116
  • Marvel Icon Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI – 75960620585100121
  • Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS – 75960620585100117
  •  Variant Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ – 75960620585100141
  • Windowshades Variant Cover by TOM REILLY – 75960620585100151
  • Negative Space Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER – 75960620585100161
  • Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO – 75960620585100181
  • Virgin Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO – 75960620585100118
  • Blood Red Blank Variant Cover – 75960620585100191

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Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork

Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork
Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork
BLADE Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork
BLADE Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire’s interior artwork
Photos: Marvel Comics

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