Comic-Con: Blade and Squirrel Girl Are the Latest 'Women of Marvel'

Ms. Marvel Number One Cover - P 2013
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A new series and an audio version of 'Ms. Marvel' were announced during the Sunday morning panel.

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.