History Comicbook / Blade

2nd Jan '17 8:52:10 PM Xtifr
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* {{Expy}}: Blade in the original comics was an admitted {{Expy}} of {{Blaxploitation}} characters, particularly John {{Shaft}} right down to the afro and brown leather jacket. He picked up the ebonics from Americans later, though - he's native to Britain.

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* {{Expy}}: Blade in the original comics was an admitted {{Expy}} of {{Blaxploitation}} characters, particularly John {{Shaft}} Film/{{Shaft}} right down to the afro and brown leather jacket. He picked up the ebonics from Americans later, though - he's though--he's native to Britain.
20th Oct '16 5:10:05 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/BladeTrilogy''

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''Film/BladeTrilogy'', played by Creator/WesleySnipes
6th Jun '16 6:34:24 AM Chris
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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe''
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.
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