12:15pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: Blade and Squirrel Girl Are the Latest 'Women of Marvel'
Marvel Entertainment announced the return of one of first big screen stars at San Diego Comic-Con Sunday, but the new Blade series comes with a twist: The main character isn't the experienced vampire hunter played onscreen by Wesley Snipes, but his never-before-seen daughter.
Revealed during the publisher's Women in Marvel panel Sunday morning, the new Blade is Fallon Grey, the sixteen-year-old offspring of Eric Brooks, the original Blade — not that she knows that when the series opens. Instead, she believes that she's just a regular teenager in her Oregon high school.
Illustrated by Logan Faerber, the series will be written by Tim Seeley, a man with lots of experience in supernatural stories starring teen girls, thanks to his long-running independent series Hack/Slash. The new series will launch in October as part of Marvel's All-New, All-Different Marvel publishing relaunch.
Also announced during the panel were a second series for Ryan North and Erica Henderson's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and an audio adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Ms. Marvel series by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.