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bloodnation1.jpgbloodnation4.jpgPlatinum Studios has announced Blood Nation, one of the company’s newest titles, will be released simultaneously in print and online.

“With today’s ever more sophisticated audience, we have only a short window to grab their attention,” said Jim McLauchlin, editor-in-chief of Platinum Studios Comics in a prepared statement. “We have to be everywhere they are and that means both in print, where the audience is shrinking, and online, where the audience is growing.”

Blood Nation looks to be a fairly interesting mini-series with a different take on vampires. According to the company, a group of bodies is discovered in Siberia, and when brought back to life, it is discovered they carry a strain of the vampire desease. My guess is, over the next four issues, all hell is going to break loose.

You can read the first issue today at www.drunkduck.com and www.bloodnation.com.

via Platinum Studios

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1 Comment

  1. D351
    September 6, 2007 at 12:45 am — Reply

    Just read the first two issues… Interesting concept with decent art, but the writing could use a great deal of work. The whole comic is filled with bad cliches and what is the deal with the two leading Americans being blonde-haired, blue-eyed comic-book stereotypes? You’d think this was written during the cold war. But the two things that bug me most about this are 1. the very lame representation of how the vampire virus works (tentacles, etc.) and the very cheesy jokes slipped in to every other panel. And the lack of consistancy in artistic style doesn’t help either. One minute it looks like a shot straight out of a saturday morning cartoon, the next, it’s a grungy sketch-art rip-off of Frank Miller. All of the art’s decent, for a comic that you can read for free online, but it needs to hold to one style for at least a page or two. Changing artistic styles in a comic only works if you do it for dramatic reasons (and really, only in a comedy comic), not for random panels.

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