Preview: SURVIVAL #1 – Beware the Vampire Corps


Dark Horse Comics presents a new political horror-action comic set in the Alaskan wilderness with Survival #1. This new comic series combines the action-packed drama of Red Dawn and the horror of 30 Days of Night. Sean Lewis (King Spawn) and artist Bryndon Everett (Half Breeds) present a new invasion as supernatural Russian forces storm the coast of Alaska. But this siege isn’t just designed for political dominance and empire building—these invaders will literally attempt to suck the blood from their new target. Natalie Barahona (Kill Whitney Donovan) provides colors, with lettering by Ed Dukeshire, and cover art by Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders). The series is produced by 12-Gauge Comics (Plastic, Plush).

When Emma Reed journeyed back to her hometown in Alaska, she was expecting little more than a tense family reunion at the annual military alumni get together. But early that morning, a plane crash landed in the thick woods near the mountain. And the creature within brings an ancient terror to the last American frontier, and will turn this unspoiled wilderness into a killing ground.

Survival was written years before Russia invaded Ukraine,” writer Sean Lewis reflects. “Some would call it prescient, but it seemed obvious—old empires don’t like to fall. Survival merges a social aspect with a very fun, very pulp story of vampires and machine guns, survivalists and invaders.”

“Not only did I grow up at the tail-end of the Cold War reading comics, pulp novels, and watching B-movies with my Dad, but my Grandfather was also a hermit on the Olympic peninsula,” artist Bryndon Everett explains. “I spent my summers with him on his mountain, learning bushcraft and learning the value of self-reliance. This is my world, so it was a whole lot of fun getting to be a part of this project.”

Survival #1 hits your local comic shop on May 3rd!

Justin Munday
Justin Munday
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