History ComicBook / Blade

19th May '16 8:36:52 AM Doug86
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A VampireHunter who debuted in ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' #10 (July, 1973). Blade grudgingly ended up working with the vampire detective Hannibal King against their common enemy, Deacon Frost and eventually joined up with the other surviving hunters in the book and {{Dracula}}, to defeat [[RoboticPsychopath Doctor Sun]]. From there, Blade made occasional appearances in similarly themed Marvel comics such as ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'', ''Comicbook/GhostRider'' and ''ComicBook/{{Morbius}}'' or in books like ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' whenever writers remembered him and had an excuse to use a vampire hunter. King became his best friend while Dracula remains one of his most hated foes.

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A VampireHunter who debuted in ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' #10 (July, 1973). Blade grudgingly ended up working with the vampire detective Hannibal King against their common enemy, Deacon Frost and eventually joined up with the other surviving hunters in the book and {{Dracula}}, to defeat [[RoboticPsychopath Doctor Sun]]. From there, Blade made occasional appearances in similarly themed Marvel comics such as ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'', ''Comicbook/GhostRider'' and ''ComicBook/{{Morbius}}'' or in books like ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' whenever writers remembered him and had an excuse to use a vampire hunter. King became his best friend while Dracula remains one of his most hated foes.
14th May '16 2:45:03 AM Doug86
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* JokerImmunity: InUniverse. Dracula's died a few times, Blade was involved in at least two cases but since the guy's such a popular figure with cultists, evil religions, demons, vampires and such he keeps being resurrected. One time the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} were the guilty party (then again, it was an EnemyMine situation).

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* JokerImmunity: InUniverse. Dracula's died a few times, Blade was involved in at least two cases but since the guy's such a popular figure with cultists, evil religions, demons, vampires and such he keeps being resurrected. One time the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen were the guilty party (then again, it was an EnemyMine situation).
6th May '16 6:44:38 AM aye_amber
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Blade made regular appearances again during the "Midnight Sons" story arc in the 1990s, which lead to the character being featured on the then running Spider-Man cartoon, which gave Blade new powers. ''That'' lead to a mildly successful trilogy of movies based off the cartoon, best known for building enough confidence for Marvel to launch films of better named properties like ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/{{Spider-man}}''. Attempts to reproduce that success for Blade in the comics failed but the adaptations did permanently change how the character would be used.

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Blade made regular appearances again during the "Midnight Sons" story arc in the 1990s, which lead to the character being featured on the then running Spider-Man cartoon, which gave Blade new powers. ''That'' lead to a mildly successful trilogy of movies based off the cartoon, best known for building enough confidence for Marvel to launch films of better named properties like ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/{{Spider-man}}''. ''Film/SpiderMan1.'' Attempts to reproduce that success for Blade in the comics failed but the adaptations did permanently change how the character would be used.
23rd Apr '16 9:43:35 PM Drayco90
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28th Mar '16 6:22:18 PM Prfnoff
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** Blade once poisoned some vampires by putting garlic in gumdrops.


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* VampiresHateGarlic: Blade once poisoned some vampires by putting garlic in gumdrops.
23rd Dec '15 12:05:01 PM Inertial_mass
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* HiddenDepths: Besides being a badass vampire hunter, he's also a talented jazz trumpeter on the side.
10th Dec '15 11:35:27 AM Doug86
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Blade made regular appearances again during the "Midnight Sons" story arc in the 1990s, which lead to the character being featured on the then running Spider-Man cartoon, which gave Blade new powers. ''That'' lead to a mildly successful trilogy of movies based off the cartoon, best known for building enough confidence for Marvel to launch films of better named properties like ''Film/{{X-men}}'' and ''Film/{{Spider-man}}''. Attempts to reproduce that success for Blade in the comics failed but the adaptations did permanently change how the character would be used.

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Blade made regular appearances again during the "Midnight Sons" story arc in the 1990s, which lead to the character being featured on the then running Spider-Man cartoon, which gave Blade new powers. ''That'' lead to a mildly successful trilogy of movies based off the cartoon, best known for building enough confidence for Marvel to launch films of better named properties like ''Film/{{X-men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/{{Spider-man}}''. Attempts to reproduce that success for Blade in the comics failed but the adaptations did permanently change how the character would be used.
28th Nov '15 4:00:55 PM nombretomado
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Initially he was tainted but mostly human, having a few of the vampire perks with drawbacks so few and negligible they were rarely mentioned at all. He's since gained more of the undead's strengths but has to deal with the issue of blood thirst. Mentally, his detachment from other people was traditionally presented as troubling and something he'd have to overcome. Now it's kind of accepted as who he is. After Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' crossover event the character has also been prone to show up in stories dealing with government organizations, such as the Vanguard in ''Comicbook/MarvelComicsPresents'' and [=MI13=] that followed in the wake of ''SecretInvasion''.

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Initially he was tainted but mostly human, having a few of the vampire perks with drawbacks so few and negligible they were rarely mentioned at all. He's since gained more of the undead's strengths but has to deal with the issue of blood thirst. Mentally, his detachment from other people was traditionally presented as troubling and something he'd have to overcome. Now it's kind of accepted as who he is. After Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' crossover event the character has also been prone to show up in stories dealing with government organizations, such as the Vanguard in ''Comicbook/MarvelComicsPresents'' and [=MI13=] that followed in the wake of ''SecretInvasion''.
''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''.
25th Sep '15 5:10:27 PM nombretomado
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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Blade was the most recent holder of the Ronin identity. He even used the same costume that [[{{Hawkeye}} Clint Barton]] wore during his tenure with the ''Comicbook/NewAvengers''.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Blade was the most recent holder of the Ronin identity. He even used the same costume that [[{{Hawkeye}} [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Clint Barton]] wore during his tenure with the ''Comicbook/NewAvengers''.
20th Jun '15 8:56:47 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Blade the Vampire-Hunter''
* ''Nightstalkers''


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* ''Nightstalkers''
* ''Midnight Sons''
* ''Blade the Vampire-Hunter''
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