Boom! Studios has just announced a new vampire comic from Matt Gagnon and co-writer Michael Alan Nelson, with art from Brian Stelfreeze. Every vampire story that comes out promises a new take on the genre, and while that’s not always the case, “Day Men” sounds like it may deliver on the promise. The series a group of humans who act as a daytime fixer and protector for the vampires as they sleep during the day. The Day Men move out at sunrise to do the bidding of the undead night walkers. I’m going to bet nobody told them about the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia musical episode, but the similarities are scary (video below).
Official Press Release:
June 24th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – This July, BOOM! Studios is thrilled to have industry legend Brian Stelfreeze join the BOOM! family with DAY MEN, a unique reinterpretation of the vampire mythos.
Created by Matt Gagnon (FREELANCERS) and co-written by Michael Alan Nelson (DC’s SUPERGIRL, HEXED), DAY MEN is a vampire noir that brings modern master Brian Stelfreeze back to drawing monthly comics for the first time since 2005!
“Brian Stelfreeze is a singular talent and we’re honored to be working with him on DAY MEN,” said BOOM!’s Editor-in-Chief, Matt Gagnon. “We’ve been building a world with this story that we can’t wait to share with readers. We’re describing the series as a Vampire Noir, and you’ll see what that looks like in July!”
For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the “50 Families” — a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector…Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors.
“Style, action, and sex all wrapped in a noir package,” said Stelfreeze. “This book is practically a thesis on the things I like to draw and the stories I love to tell.”
DAY MEN #1 will arrive in stores on July 17th with a cover by Brian Stelfreeze and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY130935. And don’t forget to ask your retailer about the Brian Stelfreeze “Night” Retailer Incentive cover, which will come signed by Gagnon, Nelson, and Stelfreeze.