Do you have a link or reference to this? Great to hear that The Forgiven have been appearing so much for a reason.
Yes I believe they said so. That's why they have been popping up everywhere lately.
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I've really enjoyed all the appearances of The Forgiven in recent Marvel issues of Fear Itself: The Fearless and Fear Itself: Hulk vs. Dracula. Do you think Marvel might actually be exploring the possibility of a new Vampire inspired series, with The Forgiven as a kind of supernatural team of (anti)heroes? DC have already attempted something of this kind in their new I,Vampire series, so it's certainly not an impossibility that Marvel might attempt their own Vampire series. Have these comics been setting the stage for such a development?
Would really like to hear other people's thoughts on this.
I believe the Death of Dracula one-shot touched on the extreme secrecy of the Marvel Vampires. In this issue, as all the different sects are sitting around a table, numerous sect leaders explore the encroachment of humans into their otherwise secretive, isolated domains. Humans are thus found dumping waste into the waters held by the Atlanteans, and urban expansion threatens the Anchorites' secluded rural estates . It would seem then Vampires in the Marvel Universe have a certain penchant for hiding - excepting the events of Curse of the Mutants, of course. Maybe there's a reason for this secrecy then? Maybe they were once hunted en masse, perhaps during the middle ages or time of the inquisition/ witch-hunts? Perhaps vampires simply learnt centuries ago that the shadows were their sole domain of influence, whereas mutants seek some form of acceptance, to walk freely and unmolested among humanity - hence the tension, bigotry and persecution.
This was an amazing comic. This issue turned the first issue of the new Batman series quite literally on its head (if you notice how the comic actually turns upside down, like Batman's world has just inverted itself). In Batman #1, for instance, an overly boastful Bruce Wayne, stands over a model of Gotham City, while speaking about plans for its development, under the auspices of his corporation. But, here, the city and its past has claimed him; he is the mouse in the Labyrinth, hunted by the Owls and tortured by his own sense of increasing insignificance. To be honest then, I wouldn't necessarily want a return to the all-knowing superhero that is Batman. I like this lesson in humility; it can only offer more of that ever-present word which concludes the first issue of Batman: mystery.