PORTLAND, Ore. 01/04/2022 — Hitting on Ash Wednesday, Loaded Bible rises from the dead with a new epic chapter from Steve Orlando (Commanders In Crisis, Extreme Carnage, Marauders), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Robins), and Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad, Red Sonja) titled Blood of My Blood. The six issue miniseries event is produced by Arancia Studio—the Italian media company which worked on Mirka Andolfo’s bestselling Image Comics titles and with the surprising Deep Beyond and Commanders in Crisis—and launches from Image Comics this March.
“Loaded Bible is a work that's always been close to my heart," said Seeley. "I've wanted to do more with it for a decade or more, but it was Steve Orlando who pitched me the idea that convinced me our vampire-hunting Jesus deserved a big comeback. Throw in the amazing artists at Arancia, and you've got a beautiful modern take on the saga of a cloned messiah and the church that bent his teachings to their will.”
Orlando added: “I've loved Loaded Bible since it first debuted, years ago. To me, this is what comics have always been about: exciting, provoking, and entertaining our readers! Here was a book whose headline was bound to get attention, and still will—but inside, I found a hard-hitting adventure about compassion and hope, with plenty of punches to the face along the way. For this estranged Milton student, there was no question that Jesus could be a blockbuster hero. This is grindhouse pop culture, it has been since its inception. But at its core, gonzo as it is, it's a celebration of a lone protector at the end of the world, who risks his life every day to defend love, defend compassion, and crush hypocrisy and cruelty wherever it hides.”
In Loaded Bible: Blood of My Blood, decades after the events of the original cult series, Jesus’ vampire-hunting clone is a bigger outlaw than ever, and now, he faces a threat like no other. It's the guardian of the forsaken versus the forsaker himself. Because this time, the church has cut a deal with the vampire nations to unite under their resurrected savior—Dracula!
“It's amazing to be with Tim and Steve on this project!" said Cafaro. "Especially if is an ultra-violent and super fun book for Image Comics!”
Loaded Bible: Blood of My Blood #1 (Diamond Code JAN220108) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 2. Regular covers are illustrated by fan-favorite Mirka Andolfo, and some incredible variant covers will be announced soon.
Loaded Bible: Blood of My Blood #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.