Marvel has announced today at the San Diego Comic-Con that it is to launch a new ongoing Blade series from writer Tim Seeley and artist Logan Faerber with an all-new female hero as the Daywalker teams with his teenage daughter, a high school student called Fallon Grey.
“As much as I had to deal with Buffy comparisons on Hack/Slash, I’ve still managed to avoid watching that show,” Seeley tells CBR when asked about the inevitable comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “So, while I think ‘high school girl fights monsters’ will always invite Buffy comparisons, I’d like to think my blissful ignorance will at least keep me from hewing too close to Joss Whedon’s work… My take on Fallon is that she’s an ‘anti-Peter Parker.’ She’s popular, well liked, and everyone around her thinks she has the future by the balls. But those kind of expectations come with their own stresses, and part of Fallon’s story will be dealing with what people expect her to be. Initially [Blade and Fallon’s] relationship is all about what they share — a stubborn refusal to change or see new viewpoints. They’ll be completely and totally antagonistic, and the fun will be in seeing whether a guy like Blade can become a father, and whether a girl like Fallon can become a student and a daughter.”
Here’s a look at some designs for Fallon and Blade…
Blade #1 is set for release in October.