Comic Crypt: New Horror/Crime Tale, BLOOD-STAINED TEETH Coming from Image Comics!

Image Comics has announced a new vampire horror/crime tale entitled BLOOD-STAINED TEETH. This new series is from Eisner Award-winning creator Christian Ward and artist Patric Reynolds. The ongoing series will launch in April 2022. You can get more details right here after the break.

From The Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. 01/20/2022 — Eisner Award-winning creator Christian Ward (ODY-C, Invisible Kingdom, Machine Gun Wizards) teams up with red-hot artist Patric Reynolds (The Mask) for an all-new horror/crime tale in, Blood-Stained Teeth. This fast-paced, ongoing series will launch this April from Image Comics.

“I’ve been thinking about making this comic for years and it struck me, that in a time where we have billionaires racing to explore space rather than pay taxes there’s never been a more apt time to tell a story about a secret society of Vampires who are feeding not just on our blood but also on our money,” said Ward. “Bringing this book to life with my fantastic co-creator Patric (and our amazing colour artist Heather Moore) has been the very opposite of soul sucking and I’m so excited for people to discover the world of Blood-Stained Teeth and their new favourite bastard Atticus Sloane.” 

Blood-Stained Teeth follows Atticus Sloane—misanthrope, criminal, asshole, and vampire—who lives in a world where blood isn’t the only thing vamps crave. And for the right price, he’ll make you a vampire too. After all, immortality isn’t cheap. 

Reynolds added: “Imagine how excited I was when Christian Ward asked me to make a horror comic with him. His interstellar sensibilities and my street-level grittiness my seem like light years apart, but when combined in Blood Stained Teeth they tell a unique Vampire story that is as lysergic as a downtown neon jungle at night (as colorist Heather Moore so strikingly renders), but haunted by characters that are still deeply human. Drawing blood can satisfy the darkest and greediest of impulses, but it also can free those from pain and guilt. It’s this conflict that I think makes this story unique and soulful, and I can’t wait for the reader to experience it.”

Readers of propulsive crime sagas like Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s 100 Bullets and Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander’s Killadelphia, won’t want to miss sinking their teeth into this new comic.

Blood-Stained Teeth #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 27:

Blood-Stained Teeth #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

After 10 years of encouraging London teenagers to draw anything other than comics, Christian Ward is now a multi-Eisner winning comic book artist and writer.  He is best known for his cosmic space operas ODY-C co-created with Matt Fraction and Invisible Kingdom co-created with G. Willow Wilson. He was also the artist on the acclaimed Marvel Comics series Black Bolt (with Saladin Ahmed), as well contributing to both Thor (with Jason Arron) and Batman (with James Tynion IV). In 2019 he released his first book as a writer, Machine Gun Wizards co-created with Sami Kivelä and has juggled loving writing comics with loving drawing comics ever since. Ward currently lives in Shrewsbury with his two daughters, his wife Catherine, and pug named Thor. 
Reynolds left his former life as a Las Vegas high school teacher with a house, a pension, and new Toyota to go learn how to become a comic book artist. Since 2009, he has worked with Patton Oswalt and Joss Whedon (Serenity: Float Out), Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Chris Roberson, and John Arcudi on several “Mignolaverse” titles (Abe Sapien, Hellboy & the BPRD 1954, and Joe Golem), Steve Niles (The Thing), Christopher Cantwell (The Mask), and Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander (Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog) as a comic book illustrator. He has also done extensive concept and character design work as well as illustrated exclusive covers for several comic titles including Gideon Falls, Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy, and Black Hammer, all created by Jeff Lemire. He now lives in Portland, Oregon with a sofa unit, Medicaid, and a bus pass. He couldn’t be happier.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
About Michael Juvinall (5945 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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