Posted by Joygirl (20774 posts) 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Does anyone actually CARE about Blade? (46 votes)

Screw you, Joy! I LOVE Blade! 48%
Ugh, no. I can't stand Blade. 2%
I am totally indifferent to Blade. Meh. 46%
Who's Blade? Are we talking about the little guy from Puppet Master? 4%

Like the comics? Does he have any hardcore fans? I hear him mentioned very infrequently and I'm wondering if anyone actually truly follows him, rather than just having seen the movies or whatever.

#1 Edited by RetconCrisis (4587 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. Meh, meh, meh, mehehehehe...... meh.

#2 Edited by JetiiMitra (9021 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah... indifferent. Not even the "he could be cool if" indifferent, just don't care at all.

#3 Edited by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

They care enough to get mad at me when I say Spider-Man beats him in a fight.

#4 Edited by DWrathborne (364 posts) - - Show Bio

I preferred Blade before they 'vamped' him. A near psychotic vampire slayer is more interesting to me than any half-vampire 'Daywalker'.

#5 Posted by The Stegman (27656 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the first two films....that's about it.

#6 Posted by Blood_Red_Rage (513 posts) - - Show Bio

Not enough to hold his own series consistently.

#7 Posted by BlackWind (7549 posts) - - Show Bio

I do. Blade has had three movies, a television series, and an anime. Thats more than plenty other characters can claim. The problem is that he lacks a supporting cast and villains because he goes to kill them most often and prefers working alone. Marvel seems to do Blade well everywhere but 616.

#8 Posted by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultimate Blade is awsome 616 Blade just needs writers who care about him

#9 Posted by BlackWind (7549 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: 616 is pretty choppy. He's a pretty different character than he was when he first started out. Blade needs a writer who didn't get their info on him off wikipedia. Like Guggenheim did.

#10 Posted by Veshark (9163 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd get into him but there doesn't seem to be any particular run that's critically-acclaimed and recommended for people who wanna get into the character.

#11 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultimate Blade is awsome 616 Blade just needs writers who care about him

#12 Posted by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: 616 is pretty choppy. He's a pretty different character than he was when he first started out. Blade needs a writer who didn't get their info on him off wikipedia. Like Guggenheim did.

That writer was horrible

#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (15712 posts) - - Show Bio

Back when the movies I came out I was really into him and I still like him a lot.If he gets his own series I would be really happy about it and I will definitely buy it.

#14 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (13716 posts) - - Show Bio

Totally indifferent. Does Marvel still remember him?

#15 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

his comics are good. and by comics i mean minis. too bad they remember him only 1x or 2x every 4 years.

#16 Posted by SC (14215 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a pretty big Blade fan. I have met quite a lot of hardcore dedicated Blade fans too. Generally as far as my own perceptions, websites like Comicvine, Comic Book Resources, Marvel.com, so on tend to get a lot of fans from current books or recent books. A lot of fans (sometimes older) dedicated strictly to characters or books that haven't been relevant for a while tend to migrate to smaller more specialized websites to cater to their interests. Unfortunately Blade hasn't had that much of a presence in comics really for a while, although Revolutionary War by DnA hopefully will give Blade some renewed vigor and interest.

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#17 Posted by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

I'm a pretty big Blade fan. I have met quite a lot of hardcore dedicated Blade fans too. Generally as far as my own perceptions, websites like Comicvine, Comic Book Resources, Marvel.com, so on tend to get a lot of fans from current books or recent books. A lot of fans (sometimes older) dedicated strictly to characters or books that haven't been relevant for a while tend to migrate to smaller more specialized websites to cater to their interests. Unfortunately Blade hasn't had that much of a presence in comics really for a while, although Revolutionary War by DnA hopefully will give Blade some renewed vigor and interest.

I hope so

#18 Posted by BlackWind (7549 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen this talked about at CBR: Blade needs to not only focus on vampires. It gets stale too quickly.

#19 Posted by Chibi_cute (4725 posts) - - Show Bio

The blade movies introduced me to blade.

#20 Posted by Oscuro (1130 posts) - - Show Bio

he is my favorite character. i think most people like him based off the films

#21 Edited by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen this talked about at CBR: Blade needs to not only focus on vampires. It gets stale too quickly.

Yeah there seems to be a bigger Blade fan base on CBR

#22 Posted by Squares (8661 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know anyone who cares about Blade in the least.

#23 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't even know Blade was a comic book character for a long time, I though he was just a movie character.

#24 Posted by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

Just about every other version of Blade is cool except for 616 Blade

#25 Posted by BlackWind (7549 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: I wouldn't even say bad. Just unorganized. The retcon from the 70s origin to being more like the film version wasn't well done.

#26 Posted by daredevil21134 (13379 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: I wouldn't even say bad. Just unorganized. The retcon from the 70s origin to being more like the film version wasn't well done.

agreed

#27 Posted by Oscuro (1130 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl Blade is my favorite character, but he aint high on Marvel's priority list.

@blackwind said:

@daredevil21134: I wouldn't even say bad. Just unorganized. The retcon from the 70s origin to being more like the film version wasn't well done.

agreed

i agree as well