Introducing Blade – and the Marvel Universe Would Never Be the Same

Blade gets ready to shank our undead star in "Tomb of Dracula" No. 10.
Blade gets ready to shank our undead star in “Tomb of Dracula” No. 10.

Marv Wolfman had only been writing Marvel Comics’ “Tomb of Dracula” for a few months when he created the most dynamic, dangerous character in the horror comic’s supporting cast – one who would help launch Marvel from the printed page to box-office success.

Welcome Blade – the vampire-slayer!

Or the vampire killer.

Your call. The comic flips between both.

One thing is obvious: Blade is nothing like the other hunters chasing Dracula.

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Superman & Batman: The Original Super-Friends

'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'
‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

The world waits with bated breath for the opening of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on March 25.

The Dark Knight meets the Man of Steel for the first time in a live-action film, and it looks to be a brawl for the ages.

And that got me thinking. How did the comics – you know, the source material for just about every blockbuster film keeping the major studios afloat these days – handle the first meeting of DC’s greatest titans?

What threat could possibly be dire enough to bring the two champions of justice together?

The Anti-Monitor? Darkseid? The Joker and Lex Luthor together?

Would you believe … a cruise ship vacation?

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