Life was hard enough for Trick Croft as a college student and a cancer patient--then the vampires attacked and slaughtered his best friend. Now Trick knows that his blood is poison to the bloodsuckers, and he will stop at nothing to eradicate them.
Collects issues #1-#5 of the Dark Horse original series.
Very smart and very bleak, this Bram Stoker Award nominated graphic novel works fresh changes on traditional and pop-cultural vampire lore. Trick Croft is a college freshman fighting leukemia. When a monstrous vampire attacks him, it recoils in dismay, poisoned by Trick's polluted blood. After the maimed bloodsucker begins slaughtering Trick's friends, the young man tries to become a vampire slayer, searching through the freaky nightclubs of vampire wannabes. He meets Lolly, a heroin addict who sees vampirism as salvation from her wasted life until she actually meets some of the horde menacing Trick and becomes his ally. When they find a mentor, an ageless vampire hunter, readers may be lulled into thinking this is going to be another variation on a familiar theme, but Maberry (the Rot and Ruin seres) knows exactly what readers expect, and he plays expertly on their hopes and fears. Crook's anti-glamorous art fits the script perfectly, all the way to the tense climax. Readers who value honesty and intelligence over comfortable clich s will find them here.