From The Editor’s Desk: Matt Idelson on I, VAMPIRE

From The Editor’s Desk: Matt Idelson on I, VAMPIRE

By Matt Idelson Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Love. Redemption. Those don’t exactly sound like the high adventure comics are built on, but they’re two of the main components of I, VAMPIRE. And before you start thinking this is our take on the current vampire craze, let me set you straight on a couple things. First, I, VAMPIRE debuted in the DC Universe back in 1980s, some twenty years ago. Second, this is part of the DC Comics-The New 52, so you know we’re not going for mushy romance, teen angst or asking you to pick a team. Andrew Bennett may be hundreds of years old, but he and his true love, Mary, walk, talk and even dress like you and me. Problem is, Mary is pretty much the embodiment of evil, and she’d love nothing more than to eat all of humanity! Good thing Andrew’s on the side of good (not to mention a vegetarian). Yet the threat of war between the vampires and humanity is inevitable – meaning Andrew’s going to have to do some pretty horrible stuff against his own kind while trying to stave off war. And there’s a mythology here, one that goes back to the earliest times of the DC Universe, when Camelot was but a recent memory and everyone ate with their hands. Can you guess which book I’m hinting at? Like Andrew himself, the cold war which humanity doesn’t even know about will start in the shadows – but sooner or later everyone’s going to know about it, so you definitely want to jump on board now while we’re just getting started. And just to whet your appetite, sharpen your fangs on these great shots by series artist Andrea Sorrentino.