Blade is back and he’s not just in the Marvel 616 Universe! The vampire hunter is headed to the Ultimate (comics) Universe, showing up in Avengers 3 #1.  Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek, that you can see after the jump.

Written by MARK MILLAR
Villain Variant by STEVE DILLON
Foilgram Variant by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

The vampire hunter known as Blade is back and hot on the trail of the undead! Following the bloody destruction left behind by a mysterious enemy, Blade discovers two new individuals, one in the guise of a devil, the other in a suit of iron. Are these mystery men here to help the legendary vampire hunter or are they out to eliminate him? Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1 features action so intense and art so violent that even the Internet can’t handle it!

Action so intense that even the Internet can’t handle it? Wow… this really must be a kick-ass issue. You’ll have to wait until August 11, 2010, and you’ll have to plop down $3.99 in order to confirm Marvel’s marketing or not.

via Marvel

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  1. Larry King
    July 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Good lord, it’s Steve Dillon art, how graphic can it be?

  2. MaximusRift
    July 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Look, it’s violent! That makes it edgy! You HAVE to buy it now! ;p

  3. Ray
    July 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    All I can say is pick up Invincible.

  4. jurman
    July 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    Thank god my subscription is about up for this book. What a waste of money this comic has been. This preview looks obnoxiously similar to the issue that introduced the Punisher to the team. Ooooooh look, it’s the Punisher killing random bad guys for half the book! In this panel he shoots one in the head and in this panel he stabs one in the chest and in the next panel he bashes their heads together and so on and so on! How original! Ugh.

    Sorry, just a little bitter I suppose.

  5. Mister Sinister
    July 15, 2010 at 11:07 am — Reply

    Wow. That is some horrible artwork. And the story looks like it may set a new standard for ridiculous. Not to mention over priced.

    Someone IS in charge over there at Marvel, right? Not just a room full of monkeys and basket of bananas?

    • Brent
      July 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm — Reply

      “Someone IS in charge over there at Marvel, right? Not just a room full of monkeys and basket of bananas?”

      Don’t be condescending. Those monkeys have typewriters and editorial carte blanche.

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