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V-Wars is a comic book series published by IDW Publishing from 2014 to 2015, continuing the anthology series.

SummaryEdit

V-Wars chronicles the battle between humans and hundreds of new species of vampires! The vampires people used to believe in weren't charming romantic antiheroes. They were monsters.

"Nothing here sparkles, I can tell you that. It’s old-school scary monsters. And it actually is old-school because this is not the Hollywood vampire."

Jonathan Maberry at SDCC 2014 [1]

"This actually taps into world vampire beliefs. Every country has a belief in vampires, and they’re all different. So when people get infected by the plague in V-WARS, they turn into whatever vampire is tied to their ethnic background, which means you never know who’s going to be a vampire or what kind of vampire they’re going to be. It’s never going to be a good thing for anyone involved in that."

Jonathan Maberry at SDCC 2014 [1]

CharactersEdit

Main article: Character appearances

PublicationsEdit

The series includes 11 regular issues and an special one, collected in two trade paperback.

IssuesEdit

Cover Title Release Date Issue
Vwars-graphics-00-Kevin Eastman

Cover by Kevin Eastman

"FCBD Special" May 03, 2014 0
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
New York Times bestselling horror author Jonathan Maberry presents the chronicle of the first Vampire War in V-Wars! This all-new tale leading into this summer's ongoing V-Wars series offers the first salvo in the battle between humans and hundreds of new species of vampires!
Vwars-graphics-01

Cover by Ryan Brown

"The Shot Heard 'Round the World" April 30, 2014 1
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
When a sniper’s bullet kills the pro-peace Speaker of the House and a terrorist vampire cell takes credit, the Vampire War erupts hotter and bloodier than ever.
Vwars-graphics-02-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Blood and Beats" May 21, 2014 2
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
With the Vampire Wars burning hotter and bloodier with each new day, Reporter Yuki Nitobe is abducted and brought into the vampire underground. When Yuki is shown the world of these new species of vampires, she realizes no one has been telling the truth! Does she risk everything by exposing both sides or file the report that she knows gives her the biggest ratings?
Vwars-comics-03-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"A Puppy and a Picture of His Kid" June 18, 2014 3
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
Taurus Harper is the newest member of V-8, the military special operations unit assigned to dismantling-with extreme force-the ever increasing number of vampire terrorist cells popping up. Taurus is young, enthusiastic, fearless… his teammates in V-8 know he’s just the type to catch the first bullet. But, is there even more to this new recruit than anyone realizes?
Vwars-comics-04-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Red State" July 16, 2014 4
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
A group of vampires who claim to be nonviolent and non-predatory, try to settle in a small southern town. When problems escalate between 'Bloods' (vampires) and 'Beats' (non-infected humans), the military special operations unit, V-8, rolls in to contain the situation. This one doesn't end well for anyone.
Vwars-comics-05-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"The Court of the Crimson Queen" August 27, 2014 5
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
The Crimson Queen makes her first appearance and brings with her one of the most disturbing truths about the Vampire Wars: you can’t tell who is infected. The enemy might be right next to you. This is a war that will be fought everywhere- within the government, within communities, within families. And, no matter how it ends, The World. Is. Going. To. Bleed.
Vwars-comics-06-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"All of Us Monsters" October 08, 2014 6
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Marco Turini
Big Dog and V-8 are the top gunslingers in the escalating battle with vampire terrorists. But the hunt for a new and intensely brutal species of bloodsucker puts them in the crosshairs of the world’s most dangerous special operative: Joe Ledger.
Vwars-comics-07-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Staring Into the Abyss" November 12, 2014 7
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Marco Turini
Big Dog and V-8 are the top gunslingers in the escalating battle with vampire terrorists. But the hunt for a new and intensely brutal species of bloodsucker puts them in the crosshairs of the world’s most dangerous special operative: Joe Ledger.
Vwars-comics-08-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Death's Other Kingdom" December 10, 2014 8
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Marco Turini
They say that when you fight monsters you sometimes become a monster. In the bloody conclusion of the vampire super soldier arc, Joe Ledger, Luther Swann, and Big Dog are trapped in a secret underground called The Abyss. If they fall, the world of man will drown in an ocean of blood.
Vwars-comics-09-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Skin Deep Part 1" January 07, 2015 9
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
They say that when you fight monsters you sometimes become a monster. In the bloody conclusion of the vampire super soldier arc, Joe Ledger, Luther Swann, and Big Dog are trapped in a secret underground called The Abyss. If they fall, the world of man will drown in an ocean of blood.
Vwars-comics-10-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Skin Deep Part 2" January 28, 2015 10
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
Major new character revealed! As the search for a v-gene screener heats up, LaShonda and Taurus are on the hunt for a powerful new player on the scene, Strega! But, when an opportunity arises for LaShonda to let Taurus die, will she allow her prejudice of vampires over-ride the needs of the mission?
Vwars-comics-11-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

"Skin Deep Part 3" March 25, 2015 11
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
The “Skin Deep” storyline concludes! As Taurus and LaShonda close in on Strega and the v-gene screener overseas, back at home Big Dog finishes burying his dead and begins the process of rebuilding the V-8 team. But, will the newly formed V-8 survive even long enough to combat the deadly new organization that is about to challenge the might of the Crimson Queen herself?
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Cover by Ryan Brown

"God of Death One-shot" April 24, 2019 12
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alex Milne
Michael Fayne was patient zero of the plague that exploded into the Vampire Wars. A cult of militant vampires wants to resurrect him. Luther Swann leads a strike team to prevent the rise of a vampire god.

CollectionsEdit

Cover Title Release Date Issues
Vwars-01-05-Crimson Queen-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

V-Wars: Crimson Queen October 08, 2014 0-5
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson
V-Wars is set in a world transformed by a global pandemic caused by a millennia-old virus that, once triggered, affects individuals differently depending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as their cultures, a response from unaffected humans like never before, and a story that is old-school, scary and complicated.
Vwars-06-11-All of Us Monsters-Ryan Brown

Cover by Ryan Brown

V-Wars: All of Us Monsters May 13, 2015 6-11
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson, Marco Turini
Big Dog and V-8 are in the crosshairs of the world's most dangerous special operative: Joe Ledger. And the members of V-8 are tasked to hunt down and obtain plans for a stolen vampire gene screener.
Vwars-00-11-The graphic novel collection
V-Wars: The Graphic Novel Collection April 16, 2019 0-11
Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson, Marco Turini
V-Wars chronicles the battle between humans and hundreds of new species of vampires! The vampires people used to believe in weren't charming romantic antiheroes. They were monsters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Vampire War Rages On In IDW's V-WARS

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Luther Swann • Yuki Nitobe • Nestor Wilcox • Lashonda Forbes • Aldous May • Crimson Queen
Recurring
Val Turturro • Marcus Zintner • Taurus Harper • Pete Fetsko • Al Hewlett • Ken Kahn • Donnie Sloan • Martyn • Jimmy Saint • Joe Ledger • Maria Giroux • Jenny Swann
Guest
Pureblood • Smoker • Gramma • Bee • Joe-Bob • Thomas Klein • Hannah Klein • Rancid • Strega
Michael FayneConrad Holly • Killer • Kyra Hanson • Mayor Botham
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