Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ex Sanguine Finally Brings Something New to the Vampire Genre

Calling all vampire fans (but maybe not of the glittery variety)- you're going to want to check out Dark Horse's Ex Sanguine.

The book, debuting this November (the 28th to be exact) pits an ageless, and very bored, vampire against a brutal and savage serial killer. Yes, you read that right. Now this isn't exactly Forever Knight here (remember that one?) because Saul Adams is no Nick Knight.

He's not a cop, or even a particularly decent guy- but he is dying (pardon the pun) for something new to do. The Sanguine Killer definitely can supply him with that.
From C2E2, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce Ex Sanguine—a unique blend of horror and thriller from Tim Seeley, the creator of Hack/Slash, writer of The Occultist, artist of The Guild, and more.
“Ex Sanguine is my take on the vampire-romance genre, but instead of being full of longing and anguished staring, it’s full of brutal flirtations between two savage predators, one a vampire, one a serial killer,” said Tim Seeley.

One is a natural-born killer—a remorseless hunter of men restlessly prowling the night for victims to quench an unnatural bloodlust. The other, Saul Adams, is a vampire. A bored vampire. His centuries of existence have left him world weary and detached, lost in a haze of endless memories for days or weeks on end. His latest bout of preoccupation is mercifully interrupted by federal agents.

They insinuate Saul’s complicity in the latest of a series of murders that have come to be known as “The Sanguine Killings.” Saul ignores these accusations, having eyes only for the bits of crime scenes they show him. The Sanguine Killer doesn’t just kill; he also paints primal pictographs in his victims’ blood. Where the feds see murderous compulsion and rage in the intricate patterns of Xs left on walls and sidewalks by the killer, Saul sees something different: Craft. Art.
“Dark Horse has long been the leader in high-quality, innovative horror comics, and I’m honored to bring my blood-soaked ‘romance’ Ex Sanguine to their impressive lineup,” Tim Seeley added.
Interested, I definitely am, and I'm just about as bored of vampire stories as I am of zombie tales... almost. November can't come soon enough.

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