Select Page

Russian Vampires Invade The U.S. In Dark Horse Comics’ “SURVIVAL”

Friday, February 17, 2023 | Comics, News


Chinese spy balloons are nothing compared to what’s coming from Russia in SURVIVAL, the new five-issue limited series from Dark Horse Comics. Written by  Sean Lewis (King Spawn) and drawn by Bryndon Everett (Halfbreeds), with covers by Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders), SURVIVAL #1 follows Emma Reed as she returns home to Alaska for a reunion of military alumni. However, the tense atmosphere of the meeting quickly becomes the least of her worries when a plane crash unleashes a weaponized supernatural force. As an invasion of bloodthirsty Russian vampires descends on Alaska, political intrigue, action and mind-ripping horror collide in a tale that could have been ripped from today’s headlines.

“SURVIVAL was written years before Russia invaded Ukraine,” writer Sean Lewis says. “Some would call it prescient, but it seemed obvious … old empires don’t like to fall. SURVIVAL merges a social aspect with a very fun, very pulp story of vampires and machine guns, survivalists and invaders.”

“Not only did I grow up at the tail-end of the Cold War reading comics, pulp novels, and watching B-movies with my dad, but my grandfather was also a hermit on the Olympic Peninsula,” artist Bryndon Everett adds. “I spent my summers with him on his mountain, learning bushcraft and learning the value of self-reliance. This is my world, so it was a whole lot of fun getting to be a part of this project.”

Produced by 12-Gauge Comics (Plastic, Plush), the debut issue arrives in comic shops May 3. It is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $3.99. Can’t wait? Get a sanguine soupçon of the mayhem to come in the gallery below!


William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.