Bloodline, Daughter of Blade gets her own 2023 title

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 cover art
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 cover art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Blade the Vampire Hunter is one of Marvel's most popular horror characters - and now, his daughter, Bloodline, is getting her own five-issue limited series starting in February 2023, as announced during the Marvel's Voices panel at New York Comic Con 2022 earlier in October. 

The publisher just released artist Ryan Stegman's cover to the first issue (see below).

The series will serve as Brielle's origin story as she becomes what Marvel calls its "next great antihero" as she develops "shocking new vampiric powers," and informs readers where her relationship with her father stands and whether she'll follow his path or give in to her vampiric urges. 

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Written by Danny Lore with art from Karen S. Darboe, Bloodline: Daughter of Blade focuses on young Brielle Brooks as she tries to adjust to life at school while also developing vampiric powers - and learning the truth about the identity of her father, the daywalker known as Blade.

"Brielle Brooks is a good kid, no matter what her teachers say - it's not her fault she's developing vampiric superpowers and the undead want to brawl!" reads Marvel's solicitation text for Bloodline: Daughter of Blade.

"One of my earliest Marvel memories is watching Blade with my father, and being in awe of how intensely cool the Daywalker is," Lore says. "Over the years I've only grown to love Blade even more. Brielle 'Bloodline' Brooks is literally the child of a dual legacy in that way: both Blade's long history, and my personal comic legacy. When you guys join us on this journey, I hope you find a part of yourself in Brielle's story."

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

The concept for Blade's daughter was initially announced several years ago, though she didn't actually appear in comics till earlier this year, debuting in the Avengers/X-Men Free Comic Book Day one-shot.

Her new limited series was just one of several announcements spinning out of the Marvel's Voices NYCC 2022 panel, including a new Marvel's Voices: Wakanda Forever one-shot celebrating Black History Month, a new X-Men title starring Bishop, and Silver Surfer: Ghost Light, which brings the cosmic hero down to Earth.

Marvel's horror wing has recently been in the spotlight in both comics and in the MCU, where Blade himself is soon headed for a new movie reboot starring Mahershala Ali in the title role.

Learn the history of Marvel Horror comics.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)