Union Jack Paints the UK Red in 'Union Jack the Ripper: Blood Hunt'
This May, Union Jack protects London from the vampire invasion in a new 'Blood Hunt' tie-in series from Cavan Scott and Kev Walker!
The fate of the UK will be placed in their flag-bearing hero, Union Jack, who upgrades himself into a one-man vampire slaying army in UNION JACK THE RIPPER: BLOOD HUNT, a three-issue event tie-in series written by New York Times bestselling author Cavan Scott (STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC) and drawn by acclaimed artist Kev Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
Scott and Walker will deliver a Union Jack story like you’ve never seen before as the iconic British hero armors up, grabs his trusty Webley pistol, liberates a medieval longsword, straps on some grenades, and heads out to slaughter the blood-sucking masses in a way that would make the Punisher envious! Union Jack’s solo mission will place him at war with a specific brood of vampires targeting his homeland, all led by a mysterious villain known as the Hunger!
"It's going to be more brutal than anything we've seen from Union Jack as his methods shift to match the ferocity of an empowered enemy," Scott shared. "Working with Kev Walker on this book is a dream, as we both embrace our love of horror in every panel. But it's not going to just be a gorefest for all involved. The miniseries will be asking some big, heartfelt questions appropriate for a character who wears his country's flag on his chest. What does that mean when everything you believe in is turned on its head, when everything you've always taken for granted shifts beneath your feet?"
"There’s a couple of firsts here for me," Walker added. "I haven’t done anything this dark, either emotionally or figuratively, before. Most of the horror I’ve done before (MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 and MARVEL ZOMBIES 4) has come with large doses of humor in the mix. Any humor here is definitely black."
"It’s also the first time I’ve actually had the chance to draw something set in my part of the world," he said. "Since I live in the North of England (the opposite side of the Pennines, but near enough), it actually feels more personal. This story is also pretty blunt and brutal, like something I might have drawn at the beginning of my career in comics, so it’ll be interesting to see if I’ve mellowed over the last 35 years."
Vampires have inherited the Earth, and one lone man has made it his mission to protect it. But what does Joey Chapman, have up his sleeves? And will it be enough? And who will Union Jack have to face to keep London from falling? See him in action on Ryan Brown’s UNION JACK THE RIPPER: BLOOD HUNT #1 cover.
UNION JACK THE RIPPER: BLOOD HUNT #1 (OF 3)
Written by CAVAN SCOTT
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by RYAN BROWN
On Sale 5/15
Who will bite it? Stay tuned tomorrow and all week long for more BLOOD HUNT tie-in announcements!
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