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Published March 8, 2024

Jed MacKay Reveals Grisly New Details About 'Blood Hunt'

Check out new 'Blood Hunt' reveals straight from a special retailer conference, including a lettered preview and never-before-seen covers.

Earlier today, retailers were invited to a virtual Blood Hunt Retailer Conference to learn more about the upcoming crossover event straight from the source!

BLOOD HUNT writer and event architect Jed MacKay and Marvel Comics VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort laid out the full scope of the saga, teased its biggest mysteries, hyped up the lasting impact it will have on the Marvel Universe, and answered retailer questions.

Hosted by Ryan Penagos (VP & Creative Executive at Marvel), attendees also got an exclusive look at the blood and gore that awaits readers in BLOOD HUNT’s special parental advisory Red Band editions along with cover debuts of upcoming BLOOD HUNT tie-in issues. Right now, fans are welcome to check out some of what was unveiled in anticipation of BLOOD HUNT #1 hitting stands on May 1! 

The event kicks off when various vampire factions, united for the first time in millennia, engineer a global attack using Darkforce energy to block out the sun. Having lurked in the shadows of the Marvel Universe since its very beginning, vampires are now unleashed on humanity as heroes and villains alike fall prey to their overwhelming bloodlust. Who will bite it?

BLOOD HUNT is an epic saga that’s been seeded in Marvel stories for decades. Recent buildup includes MacKay’s current hit run of MOON KNIGHT, recent issues of MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN, last year’s BLOODLINE: THE DAUGHTER OF BLADE limited series, and more! In the grand tradition of beloved events like CIVIL WAR and SECRET INVASION, BLOOD HUNT will be rewarding to longtime Marvel readers while also serving as a thrilling entry point into Marvel Comics for newer fans!

"As we’ve seen in MOON KNIGHT, I keep chucking vampires in!” MacKay told retailers. "And [BLOOD HUNT] is a logical extension of that. I started gathering ideas and figuring out what we want to do from there, and a lot is keyed in from the work we’re doing on MOON KNIGHT, and DOCTOR STRANGE is a natural vector into that. If there’s an Earth-shaking event, the Avengers will be the first on the scene."

"This just seemed like a natural rise of all of these vampire threads that we could pull together and weave into an interesting tapestry. This would cover the full spectrum of the Marvel Universe in a justifiable event that it doesn’t come out of nowhere," Brevoort said.

On the Red Band Editions, MacKay said "[The Red Band scenes] aren't just happening to background characters. We're also seeing our heroes being impacted in a much more violent way."

"The best page for the Red Band edition in issue #1 is the last page of the book," Brevoort added. "We can't reveal it since it gives away too much of the plot, but you'll know it when you get there."

BLOOD HUNT #1

BLOOD HUNT #1 cover by Pepe Larraz

BLOOD HUNT #1 (OF 5)
Red Band Edition
Written by JED MACKAY
Art and Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
Colors by MARTE GRACIA
Letters by VC’s CORY PETIT
On Sale 5/1

BLOOD HUNT #3 VARIANT COVER BY JESÚS SAIZ

BLOOD HUNT #3 Variant Cover by Jesús Saiz

BLOOD HUNT #3 variant cover by JESÚS SAIZ

BLOOD HUNT #4 VARIANT COVER BY TONY DANIEL

BLOOD HUNT (2024) #4 variant cover by Tony Daniel

BLOOD HUNT #4 variant cover by TONY DANIEL

AVENGERS #15

AVENGERS #15 cover by Joshua Cassara

AVENGERS #15
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by C.F. VILLA
Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
On Sale 6/12

DOCTOR STRANGE #16

DOCTOR STRANGE #16 cover by Alex Ross

DOCTOR STRANGE #16
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by PASQUAL FERRY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 6/12

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #6

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #6 cover by Davide Paratore

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #6
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by ALESSANDRO CAPPUCCIO
Cover by DAVIDE PARATORE
On Sale 6/12

Check out the lettered preview and new tie-in covers and preorder BLOOD HUNT #1 at your local comic shop today! BLOOD HUNT #1 is available at your local comic shop and digitally on May 1. The Red Band edition will release the same day and only be available in print!

Grab these comics and more at your local comic book shop! Or redeem then read your digital copy on the Marvel Unlimited app by using the code found in your print comic. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com.

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BLOOD HUNT #1 cover by Pepe Larraz

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