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Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – U

First Second Books’ Vampire Month is over, but we are still going!

Here is probably the sorriest vampire on the list!



Underworld was a pretty clever movie idea where, over a thousand years ago, a man survived a plague that killed his whole village. The resulting virus mutated him to the point where he was essentially immortal.

He had three sons, and two of them were each bitten by an animal – one by a wolf, the other by a bat. Once bitten, the mutation they inherited mutated again to respond to the animals that bit them – so one brother spawned a whole race of werewolves and the other, a race of vampires.

The film, Underworld, follows around a vampire named Selene who is caught up in it all.

In 2003, IDW (still fairly new at the time) came out with a series of comics detailing the history leading up to the film – the struggles in the war between the vampires and the werewolves over the years.

It is a pretty good comic book, it is only “sorry” because they were only around for the one mini-series!!

Kris Oprisko wrote the story, with assistance from the screenwriter of Underworld, Danny McBride. It was drawn by Nick Postic and Nick Marinkovich.

A slightly more famous vampire tomorrow!


Tom Fitzpatrick

June 9, 2008 at 3:09 am

“The journey of a thousand alphabets
must begin with a single letter.”

– Lao-tzu c. 604-531 bc

Tom Fitzpatrick is really, really, REALLY annoying.

– Me

Let me help you with that Brian…

“Underworld was a pretty clever movie idea where they had Kate Beckinsale running around in a pvc catsuit, while borrowing a setting and ideas from White Wolf games.”

Thank god I didn’t have to bring up the White Wolf stuff, Scavenger. I’m sure Kevin Grievoux and co. are nice guys and I know the lawsuit was dismissed, but if they didn’t have White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade/World of Darkness in mind when they came up with this, I’ll eat my hat.

And that being said: putting Kate Beckinsale in that outfit WAS a stroke of genius.

Ah, Penny Arcade, is there no short-sighted silliness you can’t poke holes in?

(that said, I don’t deny the connection between White Wolf and Underworld)

Keeping it in comicsville, 2000AD’s “A Love like Blood” covered a lot of this ground too.

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