“The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese engineered mega city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is, until now. Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she’ll have to unearth a much deeper truth: the future of humanity has been edited.”
Created by Hiroshi Koizumi
Written by Eliot Rahal
Drawn by Dike Ruan
Colors by Miquel Muerto
Designed by Tim Daniel
I had the opportunity to read the first two issues of Bleed Them Dry from Vault comics. From the moment it was announced, I was excited. Vampires. Ninjas. Vampire ninjas?! Dude. Sign me up. I’m on board.
I’m happy to say the first two issues exceeded my expectations. Weaving a futuristic vampire story with actual ninja history is one of the coolest concepts to blend together. There’s a lot of depth in this idea, and a lot of passion from the entire Vault team involved.
Hiroshi Koizumi’s ideas and vast knowledge are brought to life with Eliot Rahal’s writing and the beautiful art from Dike Ruan and Miquel Muerto’s colors. And, as usual, Tim Daniel is absolutely killing it design wise.
The characters are all interesting, and even though I’ve only read two issues, you get a good sense of their personalities and motives from the start. On top of that, there is an excellent amount of world building being accomplished. Everything about it feels epic and cinematic, immersing the reader.
Bleed Them Dry is an excellent Sci-Fi comic set in the future, weaving Japanese and Western culture and mythology, full of thrills and mystery. I can’t wait to see what happens next with this series!
You have until June 1st to ask your local shop to order issue one, so get on it!