The Midnight Sons return, Black Panther becomes a vampire, and much more in Marvel's Blood Hunt tie-ins

Midnight Sons: Blood Hunt #1
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Marvel's Blood Hunt event is shaping up to potentially be one of the publisher's biggest stories in some time, with six spin-off limited series announced so far and more yet to come, to say nothing of ongoing series tie-ins and one-shots that are yet to be announced. 

The four tie-ins announced so far bring the threat of vampires all across the Marvel Universe, including to some unexpected characters. 

First up, there's Black Panther: Blood Hunt, a three issue limited series by writer Cheryl Lynn Eaton, in which T'Challa himself is turned into a vampire as part of a secret mission for Wakanda. 

Turning T'Challa into a vampire is a big step, so here's hoping there's a way for him to come back from the transformation. Here's the cover of May 29's Black Panther: Blood Hunt #1 by Andrea Sorrentino:

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Then there's Union Jack the Ripper, another three issue limited series tie-in by writer Cavan Scott and artist Kev Walker, in which the patriotic hero of the United Kingdom throws himself into the fold as a brutal vampire killer. 

Union Jack has a long history with the Nazi vampire Baron Blood, so it's not totally out of left field that he's getting out there as part of Blood Hunt. Here's the cover of May 15's Union Jack the Ripper by Ryan Brown:

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Third up is another vampire slayer, Bloodline, daughter of Blade, who is teaming up with none other than Dracula as "their interests align, however briefly." 

Dracula: Blood Hunt is another three issue limited series, written by Danny Lore with art by Vincenzo Carratù. Here's the cover of May 8's Dracula: Blood Hunt #1 by Rod Reis:

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The fourth Blood Hunt limited series announced so far marks the reunion of the Midnight Sons, led by Blade, who is bringing along two Ghost Riders in Danny Ketch, Johnny Blaze, along with Victoria Montesi, and more characters yet to be named.

Like all the other Blood Hunt limited series, Midnight Sons: Blood Hunt runs for three issues. It's written by Bryan Hill with art by Germán Peralta. Here's the cover for May 29's Midnight Sons: Blood Hunt #1 by Ken Lashley:

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There's also Blood Hunters, an anthology limited series anchored by a story by writer Erica Shultz with art by Bernard Chang featuring Dagger as she tries to rescue Cloak across all three issues. 

May 8's Blood Hunters #1 also features stories about Hawkeye and Man-Wolf, with a cover by Greg Land, seen here:

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Finally (at least for now), there's Strange Academy: Blood Hunt, another three issue limited series by writer Daniel José Older with art from Luigi Zagaria. 

In the story, the kids of the Strange Academy attempt to use the magic of the Darkhold to combat the vampire menace. Here's the cover for May 8's Strange Academy: Blood Hunt #1 by Humberto Ramos:

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That's it for now, but we're expecting two more limited series to be announced, along with six one-shots, and seven ongoing series, all alongside the two versions of the main Blood Hunt limited series.

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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)