Blade's Vampire Nation Is In Need Of Immigrants In The Marvel Universe

Today sees a Blade: Vampire Nation #1 oneshot that looks like an aborted ongoing series, or a hidden pilot, to a much bigger series about the Chernobyl-based formerly-Russian vampire nation of the Marvel Universe, those who live there, rule there and police there.

Blade: Vampire Nation #1
Blade's Vampire Nation #1 by Mark Russel, Dave Wachter and Mico Suayan

With Blade as the Inspector Vimes-like figure trying to keep order. But how does a Vampire Nation work?

Blade's Vampire Nation #1 by Mark Russel, Dave Wachter and Mico Suayan
Blade's Vampire Nation #1 by Mark Russel, Dave Wachter and Mico Suayan

Well, like any other nation, it needs immigrants… they get the job done. (Remember that reference. More to come.)

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

…people to do the jobs that others won't, people to replace a dwindling birth rate…

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

…and people to provide entertainment, cuisine and to blame for all of society's ills.

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

Thing is, that probably won't put everyone off. Though some may find their perspective changes over time.

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

And for all of this nation that we see in this one-shot, and those who live, work and rule there…

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

 

There are always the real powers behind the throne.

Blade: Vampire Nation #1

Is that Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a united China on the left, who manipulated all to his ends? Definitely master manipulator Niccolò Machiavelli of Italy, centre left, unless it's meant to be Cesare Borgia. That's probably Henry Kissinger or Dick Cheney in the middle. Alexander Hamilton or Aaron Burr, sir, on the right? Any suggestions for the hooded individual? What do we reckon? Either way, with a choice of historical figures to have turned into vampires to manipulate the world, the Vampire Nation of Vampyrsk may have some fun diplomatic relations with other countries to play out in the Marvel Universe… and what happens when Russia invades? And do you want to be in the room where it happens?

UPDATE: In the comments, Derek Bossler goes with Sun Tzu far right, which works better with Machiavelli, Kissinger over Cheny, the female warlord Tomyris of the Massagetae people who may have killed the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, and Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord who survived both the French Revolution and the fall of Napoleon. I guess you only need one American…

BLADE VAMPIRE NATION #1
MARVEL COMICS
SEP220976
(W) Mark Russell (A) Dave Wachter, Mico Suayan (CA) Valerio Giangiordano
• A deep dive into Dracula's new kingdom as established in AVENGERS. Starring BLADE, the sheriff of Vampire Nation!
•  An assassination threatens to unravel the fledgling country and spread chaos throughout the world. But is getting rid of a nation full of
bloodsuckers really all that bad of an idea? Blade himself isn't too sure… RATED T+In Shops: Nov 16, 2022SRP: $4.99

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