This comic — which is written by Tim Seeley, illustrated by Corin Howell, colored by Mark Englert, and lettered by Carlos Magual — has always been political, mostly in a metaphorical sense. It involves a vampire just trying to get by while working at a gas station and living in rural America, a withering part that in the last election went for Trump. The commentary from the start hasn’t quite been overt, instead trading in subtleties and context.
In Dark Red #7 — which is out this coming Wednesday from AfterShock Comics — a familiar character is appointed to a (vampire) leadership position, and we can’t help but suspect this will have political overtones, too. Meanwhile, our protagonist Chip must journey from where he lives in the country, to — gasp! — the city.
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DARK RED #7 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.2019
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos Magual
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
Battling a relentless monster hunter and faced with a horrific situation far beyond his control, Chip may have to do to the one thing he hates more than anything else…
GO TO THE CITY.
Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.