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Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – F

Again, coinciding with First Second Books’ Vampire Month, here’s the next in our alphabet of comic book vampires!


Deacon Frost

Deacon Frost is an important figure in Marvel vampire history, as he is the vampire who both turned Blade’s mother into a vampire (thereby making Blade a bit of a half-vampire) and also the one who turned Hannibal King into a vampire.

Right there, that’s a pretty significant legacy!

However, Frost was cool otherwise. He was a scientist studying ways to become immortal, and he figured he would try to inject the blood of a vampire into a person, however, due to an accident, HE was injected with the blood. It turned him into a vampire, but one with a bizarre power – anyone he bit would automatically get a doppleganger that Frost would control. How the hell Wolfman came up with that idea is beyond me, but it’s a useful power, no?

Frost planned on using this power to become the head vampire, unseating Dracula. Didn’t work out that way!

In the first Blade film, Stephen Dorff plays Deacond Frost, but he plays him a lot different (most importantly, he’s a lot younger).

An odd version of Deacon Frost popped up awhile back, but it was revealed that that was just a doppleganger.

Deacon Frost is a cool character – he should be used again (only without the whole doppleganger part of his powers)!!


I think Drac’s a little mixed up. Since Hannibal King is already dead, shouldn’t he be telling Frost to kill Blade and destroy King?

Ian Astheimer

May 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Frank Drake was robbed!

Twice over now.

He could always pop up under “N'” for “Nightstalkers,” Ian.

So the E for Blade was his first name, which he doesn’t even use and the F for Deacon Frost was his his last name. Hmm, somebody grab me a shoehorn!

/snark off

I haven’t read the series, but hearing so many wonderful things about it has gotten me interested. But I am curious, how was the doppleganger created from King biting someone?


May 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The whole first initial of the first name or last name is an unfortunate, but understandable dilemma.
I understand the difficulty of keeping a consistent methodology (my long-box filing system is much the same).

Hopefully, “K” is for King (Hannibal).


Frank Drake’s not a vampire.

Frank Drake’s not a vampire.

By now, he might be! :)

But yeah, I don’t think he’s a vampire.

Blade´s mother is a vampire? In the series starring by Kirk “Sticky” Jones,in the episode in what Blade remember his childhood memories,the vampire hunter that visits Erik Brooks home explains to his father that she was not iniciated. That is quite contradictory, isn´t it?

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