"All my heroes growing up were writer/artists. It's the purest form of our medium. I now add Szymon to this list of greats. This is Exceptional." —Mark Millar, Kick-Ass, Wanted
"Blood Commandment is the type of storytelling I yearn for. The depth of a human story coupled with the genre-bending horror that keeps me up at night! I love this book!" —Rodney Barnes, Killadelphia, Star Wars: The Mandalorian
PORTLAND, Ore. 08/22/2023 — Image Comics is pleased to announce an all-new horror story—Blood Commandment—from the artist behind Spawn and Punisher, Szymon Kudrański. A four-issue horror miniseries from the creator of the breakout hit series Something Epic, Kudrański will bring readers a story about survival, sacrifice, and hope this November from Image Comics.
Living an isolated life in a shadowed valley surrounded by mountains and a thick forest, a father and son are terrorized by a dangerous supernatural presence. Only the father's dark secrets can save them…or damn their souls for all eternity!
"It's a story about the relationship between a father and his growing up son, facing a danger that threatens their lives. Living far away from civilization in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by thick forests and mountains, they're trying to survive the attack of a vampire. In such an isolated place, you can't count on help from outside, it's either fight or... run," said Kudrański. "I tried to return to the most classical rules of vampires and reinvent them a bit, where their origin lies in the bearing of a damned soul, instead of a 'monster' that just acts as a killing machine. Which removes the drama of the vampire character. Staying within the framework of faith and God, it deepens the tragedies of these characters. The first arc of Something Epic ends in November, the second arc starts in March. Blood Commandment is a great story for someone who is following and waiting for my solo work as a creator, writer and illustrator. I assure my readers that they will experience a lot of emotions while reading it!"
Being a single father can be tough, but for Ezra Connolly, it's a duty he doesn't take lightly. Living off-grid, away from prying eyes, in the heart of forest country, he spends his days teaching his teenage son Wil survival skills. But Wil has questions, questions Ezra fears to answer—about his past, and about why they never leave the valley before sundown…
Blood Commandment #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 1:
- Blood Commandment #1 Cover A by Kudrański - Lunar Code 0923IM327
- Blood Commandment #1 Cover B by Kudrański Homage - Lunar Code 0923IM328
- Blood Commandment #1 Cover C by Kudrański “Redrawn” - Lunar Code 0923IM329
- Blood Commandment #1 Cover D by Kudrański “Demon Head” - Lunar Code 0923IM330
- Blood Commandment #1 Cover E Blank Sketch - Lunar Code 0923IM331
Blood Commandment #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.