'Sabretooth Vampire' comes to Dark Horse

Published Mar 9 2012, 09:58 GMT  |  By

The Sabretooth Vampire will make its Dark Horse Comics debut, it has been announced.

The webcomic character will appear in the Dark Horse Presents anthology.

Mike Russell's comic centres on the tragic little undead monster, whose entire life is hampered by his overdeveloped fangs.

Sabretooth Vampire

© Dark Horse Comics

Sabretooth Vampire

© Dark Horse Comics



"One of the first books that got me into comics in the '90s was the original black-and-white Dark Horse Presents - back when it was serializing stuff like Sin City and The One Trick Rip-Off and Hellboy: The Wolves of Saint August," said Russell.

"So as you can imagine, getting to submit a few strips for DHP was a huge moment for me personally as well as professionally.

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"Porting my webcomic over to DHP was an awesome experience for three very specific reasons," Russell continued.

"One, I got to add colour to the strip, with the help of ace cartoonist/colorist/brother-in-arms Bill Mudron. Two, I received some first-class professional editing from Scott Allie and Daniel Chabon.

"And three, I swung for the fences and asked if I could draw a crossover strip where the Sabretooth Vampire fought one particular world-famous Dark Horse character, and to my delighted surprise, that character's creator said yes."

The Sabretooth Vampire will feature in Dark Horse Presents #12, which debuts on May 23, and issue #14, which will follow on July 18.

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