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Blade "The DayWalker" 1973-2023 MCU

Blade, also known as Eric Brooks. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan, Blade first appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #10 in July 1973. Blade belongs to the Marvel comics universe and is widely known for being a half-human and half-vampire character. Blade has a unique backstory, and his journey through the Marvel universe is one that has garnered the love and respect of fans from across the globe. Blade's origin story is centered around his mother, Vanessa Brooks, who gave birth to him while she was in labor in a maternity ward that was overrun with vampires. The doctor that delivered him, a man named Deacon Frost, was actually a vampire and attacked his mother during delivery. However, the delivery itself saved Blade. As a result of the attack, Blade was born with all the benefits of a vampire, but also with none of their weaknesses. This led him to become a Dhampir, which means he is a half-human and half-vampire being.

Throughout the comics, Blade always tries to maintain his humanity while fighting with vampires. He has devoted his life to hunting vampires, and his skill in doing so has made him a well-known figure in the Marvel universe. He is an incredibly skilled fighter and often uses swords and other advanced weaponry while fighting with vampires. These weapons give him an edge and allow him to take on vampires that would normally be too powerful for humans.

One of the biggest contributing factors to Blade's success is his portrayal in various mediums beyond comic books. In 1998, a film adaptation of Blade was released, starring Wesley Snipes. The film was a hit, and it paved the way for other comic book adaptations that would come later. This film helped to bring Blade to the forefront of pop culture and contributed to his enduring popularity. Blade's success in the movies helped pave the way for other Marvel characters to make the transition to the big screen, eventually leading to the formation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with the release of Iron Man. Blade has also appeared in video games, television series, and various comic adaptations. Each of these appearances has played a significant role in establishing his character and building his popularity. Blade has even been a member of various superhero teams, such as the Avengers and Midnight Sons.

Blade is a 1998 action horror film that revolves around the character of Blade, a half-human, half-vampire hybrid, who seeks to rid the world of vampires. Blade, played by Wesley Snipes, is aided by Whistler, his mentor and weapons maker, as well as a hematologist, Karen Jenson, whom he rescues from a vampire attack. Together they fight against the vampire leader Deacon Frost and his plans to summon the Blood God La Magra and rule the world.

Blade II, released in 2002, also stars Wesley Snipes as Blade, who now must team up with a group of vampires called the Bloodpack to prevent the Reaper virus, which transforms vampires into undead and unstoppable monsters, from spreading. But, as they work together, Blade starts to uncover corruption within the group, and he must decide whom he can trust to help him in his quest to stop the Reapers and save humanity. Both movies are known for their action-packed fight scenes and dark, gritty tone. They helped to establish Wesley Snipes as an iconic action star and set the standard for future Marvel-based movies.

In conclusion, Blade's journey through the Marvel universe has been a fascinating one. Born to a mother attacked by a vampire and raised to hate vampires, Blade has become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe. His unique backstory and incredible powers make him a fearsome and deadly opponent to any vampire, and his humanity and compassion make him an endearing character to fans. Blade will forever be a fixture in the Marvel universe, and his popularity will continue to grow with each new fan that discovers his story.

Vampires beware! The fearless vampire hunter Blade has arrived in the Marvel Select action figure line, and he is ready for war! Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including sword, guns, stakes and more, The Daywalker also includes interchangeable normal and vamped-out heads. Standing approximately 7-inches tall, this collector-edition action figure features 16 points of articulation and comes in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference.

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