Blood: A Tale (Vertigo)

 BIRE   (Vertigo, 1996-1997)

™ and ©1987 J.M. DeMatteis and Kent Williams

(From The Slings & Arrows Comics Guide)

Labored, tedious, necroporn about the trials of a young vampire man, with incestuous overtones and something to offend everybody, if they can force their way past J.M. DeMatteis’ purple prose and the wispy, arty semi-nudity. Not PC, and sadly not VG either, despite a superficial overripe prettiness courtesy of Kent Williams’ art. A cop-out reincarnation ending destroys whatever shreds of patience remain. The Vertigo issues reprint the four Epic issues, with new covers but, sadly, no added coherence.-HS

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#1

  11/1/1996
  $2.95
  $1.75
6 copies available from $1.00
Reprints Blood: A Tale #1; AdultJ.M. DeMatteisKent Williams, Jon J. Muth

#2

  12/1/1996
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  $2.00
3 copies available from $1.20
Reprints Blood: A Tale #2; AdultJ.M. DeMatteisKent Williams

#3

  1/1/1997
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3 copies available from $1.65
Reprints Blood: A Tale #3; AdultJ.M. DeMatteisKent Williams

#4

  2/1/1997
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5 copies available from $1.65
Reprints Blood: A Tale #4; AdultJ.M. DeMatteisKent Williams

Book #1

  1/1/2005
  $19.95
  $45.00
1 copy available for $45.00
Collects Blood: A Tale (Vertigo) #1-4J.M. DeMatteisKent Williams