Writer(s): Michael R. Martin, Adam J. Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allen Martinez, Raymund Lee (colors), Kel Nuttall (letters)
Cover Artist(s):) Brett Weldele (cover A), Roy Allen Martinez (cover B variant - limited to 1500)
Aug 3rd, 2016
32 pages/ Rated M / FC $3.99 (reg)/ $4.99(var)
Action Lab: Danger Zone
Judd Glenny is the first American vampire, once he terrorized the West as its most fearsome predator, but for more than 40 years now he’s spent his days in peace, reduced to little more than babysitter for his own vampire offspring. But when the evil that lives in the swamp surrounding the small backwater town he calls home gets ahold of one of Judd’s great grandkids, everything changes.
Blood & Dust mixes gothic horror with lush monstrous imagery that is sure to appeal to fans of vampires, swamp creatures and the macabre!
This one has my attention! Starts off with Paw Paw pinning one of his great grandkids to the wall with knife through the shoulder...he shouldn't have been bothering his little sister...He told them to settle down. But then you find out Paw Paw (Judd Glenny) is a very old vampire and he has been taking care of his vampire great grandkids in the swamp for the last 40 years.
Issue #1 introduces us to Judd and his fang family. When a father from town comes to thank him for saving his boy from the swamp. We learn what Judd is and a little about why he saves lost kids from the swamp. He might save kids, but isn't a very nice guy and doesn't have a lot of patience. This issue ends with Judd heading into the swamp, sickle in hand, to save one of his great grand kids from a new threat.
The artwork is a perfect fit and the writing, as with all Action Lab comics, is top notch.