DARK RED: WHERE ROADS LEAD / $6.99 / 48 pages / Color / On Sale 01.12.22
Writer: Tim Seely
Artist: Corin M. Howell
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Corin M. Howell
Incentive cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia
PRESTIGE FORMAT ONE-SHOT
The hit vampires-in-the-heartland series returns!
Following the events surrounding the defeat of the Order of the Eventide, blue-collar vampire Chip tries to return to his life of quiet, rural isolation. But soon he has to ditch his late-night convenience store shift to travel across the country to New Orleans to visit a dying veteran. What starts as a trip of noble intent becomes a quest through a hell of wars to retrieve a stolen soul and escape an old enemy.
Writer Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, THE BEQUEST) and artist Corin Howell (Shadow Service) return to bring us the next chapter in the epic tale of horror and adventure that is DARK RED – and this one has twice the bite!
FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW DARK RED, CAN YOU SUMMARIZE THE SERIES FROM ISSUE #1 TO NOW?
“DARK RED is the story of a bitter rural vampire who works at an all-night convenience store, trying to navigate a world that has left him behind.”
WHY DO YOU THINK IT WORKS FOR THIS ONE-SHOCK FORMAT?
“ We’ve crafted a perfectly self-contained story that widens the scope of our universe, but is totally accessible for new readers.”
WITH SUCH SUCCESSFUL VAMPIRE FILMS AND TV SHOWS, SUCH AS INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, TRUE BLOOD AND MOST RECENTLY, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, WHY DO YOU THINK VAMPIRES ARE SO POPULAR ACROSS ALL MODES OF ENTERTAINMENT?
“ I mean, besides the whole violence and sex thing, which, let’s face it, is the real appeal, vampire stories are flexible and adaptable to every era. To some degree, a vampire story is always about assets, about haves and have nots, and about the race to do something with your life before you’re dead.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VAMPIRE FILM/TV SHOW OF ALL TIME?
“ DRACULA overall, because it’s the big daddy, but I’m still a huge fan of LOST BOYS and FRIGHT NIGHT. In fact, our hero, Charles “Chip” Ipswich is named after Charlie in FRIGHT NIGHT!”