2023 will see the unimaginable: vampires who save the world! That’s right, a team of vampires—fan favorites who go by the name of the Forgiven—will get their own short series next year. Sure, it’s only three issues, but for a gang that came out of 2011’s Fear Itself: Hulk vs. Dracula, it could very well prove a magic number! With Tim Seeley writing and Sid Kotian on art, the triptych tale will be part reintroduction and part integration having the dark underdogs loom large across the Marvel Universe as they come into contact with the X-Men, Spider-Man, and their spirit animal: Captain America.
It’s hard out here for a blood-drinking vigilante, they not only have to fight crime but keep their unending bloodlust in check! The Forgiven’s new chronicle begins in Spider-Man: Unforgiven #1 featuring a villain who wants to evolve the vampires into unstoppable mindless murder machines. The story continues in X-Men: Unforgiven #1 and Avengers: Unforgiven #1 where the vampire drama only gets more intense. It’s a marathon fight for the souls of the damned that will force readers to reconsider where these night warriors fit in the Marvel Universe!
“I love Marvel super heroes, no doubt, but I’ve got a special obsession with Marvel’s horror heroes,” Seeley explained. “UNFORGIVEN gives that creepy, sexy, weird underbelly a chance to shine as a horrific conspiracy unites a crew of vampires with Spider-Man, the X-Men and Captain America, and shows us the stark differences (and surprisingly similarities) of those who are gifted with the ability to fight evil, and those who have to carry evil’s curse. By the end of this epic event, we’ll have toured a lot of dark corners of the Marvel Universe, and reminded readers that monsters are at its shrunken black heart!”