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Subj: Re: A question for the experts : is Hannibal King the first vampire detective ever ?
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 09:13:59 pm EST (Viewed 203 times)
Reply Subj: Re: A question for the experts : is Hannibal King the first vampire detective ever ?
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 08:20:57 am EST (Viewed 179 times)

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    I'm no expert, but being his first appearance was back in the 70's I would think so. Would love to see more done with him at Marvel. I don't recall anything from cinema or literature before then.


I totally agree :

Wesley Snipes'Blade was great and, unfortunately, Ryan Reynolds'King was totally lame.

It is due to Wesley Snipes'Blade actually being a composite character : he is based on both the comics versions of Blade & King.

That's why he is a Dhampyr and the 'Daywalker' in the movie.
On the contrary, Hannibal King became a funny sidekick, far from the comics version. He wasn't anymore a vampire.

I think that Hannibal King has untapped potential and could be a great recurring character.

I agree, but the sate of affairs being what it is at Marvel its unlikely we'll see much of Hannibal King for quite awhile.
Speaking of supernatural detectives, have you ever read Steve Niles Criminal Macabre: the Cal McDonald mysteries? This is my favorite series and character created in the last couple decades. Cal's a hard drinking, drug using, foul mouthed PI always involved in the dark and mysterious side of detective work. He's a hard luck kind of guy who's only friend is ghoul named Mo'lock. Very funny and crazy book I highly recommend.




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