Blood Feud

Blood Feud #1 – 10/14/2015

Tomorrow, the vampires run wild in the Ozarks!

BLOOD FEUD #1 (by Drew Moss, Nick Filardi, and some hick named Cullen Bunn) hits the stands this Wednesday! Hopefully, you pre-ordered it. Even if you didn’t, I hope you’ll give the book a chance! It’s a backwoods horror yarn with a lot of humor, heart, and spiders.

Here’s what a few people are saying about it:

This book is filled with twists at every corner, and some you even see coming yet a strong series that can easily be a TV show. The story by Cullen Bunn is departures from everything we have seem from him before, which […] shows his skills as writer who can tell superb stories no matter the genre. The art by Drew Moss and Nick Filardi is exceptional from their character designs to the intricate settings. Overall, a great entry into the genre, which looks to ramp up the action in future issues. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review

Blood Feud #1 took me by surprise, and (as you can probably tell) I really enjoyed the comic; I’ll be adding this to my ever-growing pull list when I next go to my Local Comic Shop. Hopefully you’ll do the same. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review


This issue was actually a pretty good build up issue. It felt like the start of a horror movie, it had everything you want from horror. I really enjoyed it. The art is great and for the first time in a long while all the characters were likable. It’s gonna be sad when we start to lose them one by one. If I’m being honest I have to say it felt a little like the walking dead. Almost like a prequel until the vampires. (Comic Crusaders) Read Full Review

And here’s a preview of the first few pages!



Posted by cullenbunn on October 13, 2015  /   Posted in Comics

A Vampire Yarn… With Spiders

blood feud 1In October–just in time for Halloween–Oni Press will be releasing the first issue of my new horror/comedy series, Blood Feud. This is a story I’m pretty excited about. The lead hero, R.F. Coven, is modeled after my dad (who, to his family, was always Called R.F.). Some of the events that take place in the series are inspired by “real world” events my dad told me all about. And the setting–Spider Creek–is inspired by the town I lived in when I first set foot in Missouri.

And, yeah, there’s a lot of spiders.

When I first moved to the Ozarks (many, many blood moons ago), I was shocked to see thousands of tarantulas—Texas Browns—moving across the dirt roads as part of their annual migration.  Seeing that many tarantulas in one place… and living among “country folk” for so long… and a “healthy” love of horror flicks… inspired this book.

Blood Feud is the story of a backwoods feud taken to a dark extreme. Imagine the Hatfields and McCoys… if the Hatfields were demon-worshipping sorcerers. That sums up the Whatley and Stubbs families. They’ve been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. Now, though, the Whatleys have unleashed something terrible into the darkest hollows—something that will consume the Stubbs… and everyone else. R.F. Coven and a couple of poker buddies are the only Ozarks “good ol’ boys” standing in the way of ultimate evil.

I’m creating this book with Drew Moss (who worked with me on Terrible Lizard) and Nick Filardi (who worked with me on Helheim). I think it’s a book that’s scary and funny and even a little heartbreaking at times. It’s got vicious vampires (kinda), undead frogs, black magic, and—yes—lots and lots of tarantulas.

But Blood Feud needs your help! The shelves are packed with great comics, and retailers simply can’t order everything that’s coming out. The best way to make sure you get a chance to read the book is to contact your local comic book shop and pre-order the title! Here’s the order information:

Oni Press
Release Date: 10/7/2015
Order Code: AUG151627

Here’s a handy order form! Print this bad boy out and take it to your shop!


But make it quick! The Final Order Cutoff is fast approaching!

Every issue shows its “popcorn and Budweiser” horror movie influences with homages to movies like Friday the 13thEvil Dead, and Fright Night, among others. If you liked The Sixth Gun, Helheim, or (another backwoods horror yarn of mine) Harrow County, I think they’ll get a kick out of this.

And here… in case you need to hide from bloodsucking beasts in your neck of the woods… is a Blood Feud vampire mask. Cut it out and wear it with pride (but maybe not into your comic shop… because that’s a good way to get shot in a state with lenient gun laws).


Thanks so much!

Cullen Bunn
Spider Creek, MO (By way of St. Louis)
September 2015

Posted by cullenbunn on September 10, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Horror-Web Reviews Blood Feud!

Horror-Web has posted a new 5-star review of my vampires and spiders novella Blood Feud.

Blood Feud is a great read – funny, gory and, thanks to the spiders, pretty creepy.   This is definitely not your typical vampire story.  If you think the genre has gotten old and tired, give this a try.

Read the entire review here.

And if that’s not good enough for you, check out what Dreadful Tales said:

Blood Feud is the perfect novella. It heaps on the blood, the laughs and the action leaving the reader completely satisfied in the end. I think I’m still in awe that a vampire yarn told through the eyes of a country bumpkin would work so amazingly well.

Read the entire review here.

And once you’re done reading reviews, you can purchase Blood Feud for the Kindle here.



Posted by cullenbunn on April 04, 2012  /   Posted in Feature, Fiction, General, Interviews and Reviews

Blood Feud Available on Kindle

Just in time for Halloween–and at a special price–my novella Blood Feud: A Vampire Yarn … With Spiders is now available for the Kindle. You can now read this story of black magic, vampires, and spiders for less than a dollar!

“I’ve got a story to tell–a story about how me and a couple of poker buddies squared off against the very legions of Hell … and maybe even saved the world.

“Like all good yarns, this one has its share of action, adventure, mystery, and romance.  As for how it ends, though, you’ll have to judge for yourself.  Me, I’ve always been partial to happy endings–the singing cowboy riding off into the sunset–but I reckon that just ain’t the way of the world.

“This story’s got vampires, too, loads of them, but not in the beginning.

“It began, for us at least, with spiders.”

Imagine the legendary feud between the Hatfields and McCoys … if the McCoys were a clan of demon-summoning sorcerers who stopped at nothing to destroy their rivals.

The Stubbs and Whatleys have been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in the town of Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. A Stubbs baby pops out of his mama hating the Whatleys, and the Whatleys teach their brood from a young age how to fling rocks with cruel accuracy in case a Stubbs wanders too close to their land.  The Stubbs are a rowdy, trouble making bunch, but the Whatleys…

Folks speak of the Whatleys in hushed whispers.

According to local legend, the Whatleys run naked in the woods, beating out strange tunes on deerskin drums, making animal sacrifices beneath the Old Gallows Tree on Summit Ridge, and meeting with the devil himself on pitch black nights.

Sometimes, legends are true.

When the Whatleys make a bargain with dark forces to rid them of the meddlesome Stubbs clan, four unlikely heroes form the only line of defense between a ravenous legion of ghoulish, vampiric creatures and the unsuspecting world beyond the boundaries of the sleepy Ozarks community.

BLOOD FEUD is a novella (22,000 words) of horror, humor, and action set in the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks.

To start reading this story instantly–for only .99–just click here.

Posted by cullenbunn on October 26, 2010  /   Posted in Feature, Fiction
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