The Vampire-Hunting Clone Of Jesus Is Back In ‘Loaded Bible: Blood Of My Blood’ From Image Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Image Comics’ new series, Loaded Bible returns just in time for Easter from writers Steve Orlando (Commanders In CrisisExtreme CarnageMarauders), Tim Seeley (Hack/SlashNightwingRobins), and artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide SquadRed Sonja) subtitled Blood of My Blood. The six issue miniseries is co-produced by with Arancia Studio, who have most recently worked with Image Comics on the join release of Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika. And due to launch on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd, 2022).

“In Loaded Bible: Blood of My Blood, decades after the events of the original cult series, Jesus’ vampire-hunting clone is a bigger outlaw than ever, and now, he faces a threat like no other. It’s the guardian of the forsaken versus the forsaker himself. Because this time, the church has cut a deal with the vampire nations to unite under their resurrected savior—Dracula!”

Seely says of this new mini-series:

“Loaded Bible is a work that’s always been close to my hear. I’ve wanted to do more with it for a decade or more, but it was Steve Orlando who pitched me the idea that convinced me our vampire-hunting Jesus deserved a big comeback. Throw in the amazing artists at Arancia, and you’ve got a beautiful modern take on the saga of a cloned messiah and the church that bent his teachings to their will.” 

Orlando added:

“I’ve loved Loaded Bible since it first debuted, years ago. To me, this is what comics have always been about: exciting, provoking, and entertaining our readers! Here was a book whose headline was bound to get attention, and still will—but inside, I found a hard-hitting adventure about compassion and hope, with plenty of punches to the face along the way. For this estranged Milton student, there was no question that Jesus could be a blockbuster hero. This is grindhouse pop culture, it has been since its inception. But at its core, gonzo as it is, it’s a celebration of a lone protector at the end of the world, who risks his life every day to defend love, defend compassion, and crush hypocrisy and cruelty wherever it hides.”

Loaded Bible: Blood of My Blood #1 will be available on Wednesday, March 2nd in both print and digital formats. Regular covers will be illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, and some incredible variant covers will be announced soon.

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