The story is centered on Charles ‘Chip’ Ipswich, a vampire, who is one of the ‘forgotten men’ in the United States. He has a dead end job, with no prospects, in the middle of the country, until a mysterious and special woman comes to town.
Seeley uses his main character for the series as a metaphor, having grown up in a rural town, himself. Knowing that vampires have been portrayed as glamorous phenomenons, he wanted to give readers a new take on the genre.
“He has to make sure his shift is over before the sun comes up,” Seeley told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a pretty miserable existence, because he doesn’t have access to any of the flourishes and community urban vampires do. It’s a story influenced by current events, but told with a down-on-his-luck vampire and a cast of some of the best characters I’ve ever managed to make up.”
Dark Red #1 hits shelves on March 20, 2019, both in comic shops and on digital.
Click HERE for the official interview with the creative team by THR, which broke the story, including a few of Howell’s character pencils.
What do you think, is the world ready for a down-on-his-luck vampire? Are you going to add this book to your pull? Let us know in the comments section below.