Preview: ‘The Strain’ #5

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Yesterday we re-caped the David Lapham’s adaptation of The Strain, and so far it’s been a pleasantly surprising take on vampire mythology. The series is now at an turning point, and with all the plot seeds nicely planted, the blood is sure to flow in the coming issue.

WRITTEN BY: David Lapham
ART BY: Mike Huddleston
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse
PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE: June 13th

Consistently a step ahead of the Centers for Disease Control, elderly pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian seems to have an intimate knowledge of the epidemic rapidly spreading across New York City and the hideous creatures it’s spawning. How does he know what’s happening? Where did he learn about the grotesque monsters roaming the streets at night? And, most importantly, does he know how to stop them?

The scope of the mystery widens as the man who seemingly has all the answers reveals his history in the extermination camps of Nazi-occupied Poland and his first encounter with the beast behind Manhattan’s invasion.

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