It’s always a good week when two solid first issues come out from the House of Ideas. In this case, we’ve got the introduction of new vampire hunter who is the daughter of Blade, while the other book introduces a new hero to the Marvel Universe.
It’s important to note that both Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 and Silver Surfer: Ghost Light #1 revolve around families of colour. Both titles couldn’t arrive at a better time, seeing as February is Black History Month, and their creators should be celebrated for the waves they’re making with their book. Bloodline writer Danny Lore is a queer Black writer, while the book’s artist Karen Darboe is a queer Afro-Italian artist. As for Silver Surfer : Ghost Light #1, writer John Jennings is a person of colour, as is Canadian artist Valentine De Landro.
These two titles are perfect releases for Black History Month, as they celebrate Black culture and superhero storytelling.
IT’S IN HER BLOOD… Brielle Brooks is a good kid, no matter what her teachers say – it’s not her fault she’s developing vampiric super-powers and the undead want to brawl! And as if problems at school aren’t enough, Bri’s got a wild ride ahead of her – she’s about to discover that she’s the daughter of the infamous vampire hunter and Daywalker known as BLADE!
Toni Brooks and her family have moved into the quiet town of Sweetwater. But nothing is quite what it seems in their new home. What mystery did Toni and her family unravel that would call upon the Sentinel of the Spaceways – the Silver Surfer?! And just who, or what, is GHOST LIGHT? Eisner Award winner JOHN JENNINGS and artist VALENTINE DE LANDRO (Bitch Planet) introduce a new Marvel super hero over 50 years in the making!