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Joshua Fialkov Flips The Script On "I, Vampire"

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With issue #12 of his DC Universe vampire epic on sale today, writer Joshua Hale Fialkov explains why the end of the current zombified arc changes the book forever from the incoming #0 to incoming supervillain guest stars.

SPOILER WARNING: The following contains spoilers for "I, Vampire" #12, on sale today from DC Comics.

It was one of the riskier titles of DC Comics New 52 initiative. Unlike many of the unexpected series that were part of last year's line-wide relaunch, "I, Vampire" had neither a history as a solo title nor any established DC talent working on its new iteration. But one year later, the reinvention of the former "House of Mystery" lead feature is going strong in the hands of writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino.

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In the most recent arc of the series, protagonist Andrew Bennett has faced down a number of intense threats including his former lover Mary's army of undead bloodsuckers, the so-called Van Helsing Society's plans for his kind and roving packs of zombies unleashed in the American Southwest. To top it off, the secret heroes of DC's "Stormwatch" appear in this week's issue #12 to put a bloody finale on the first year of the series. But it doesn't end there.

CBR News spoke with Fialkov about what it took to make it this far as a "little comic that could," how the ending off issue #12 rewrites the rules for vampires in the DCU and Andrew Bennett personally, what guest stars do to a series like "I, Vampire" and how more villainous guests will appear in the year ahead and what October's #0 issue will reveal about the history of both his lead characters.

We did a little bit of that. But we wanted to make sure that it fits our regular style because the idea of a #0 issue is to see what's in the DNA of the book. We want new readers to see what the series is all about, so going for a totally different style would be a little off the mark.

"I, Vampire" #12 is in stores today from DC Comics.

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