The new joint has star power, at least. Mark Millar (Ultimates, Kick-Ass, Nemesis) is back writing Ultimate Avengers this go 'round, and is joined by Steve Dillon (Preacher, Supreme Power: Nighthawk) on art chores. I am personally not a huge Steve Dillon fan (but I REALLY dug that Nighthawk trade he did with Daniel Way a while ago), and in the preview art, we see he has no intention of wowing me with his tattoo-less and fade-less interpretation of the Daywalker. That said, Millar has shown a penchant for wide-screen action, and Dillon for stomach-churning violence, so maybe the combination with Blade will be greater than the sum of its parts. anyways, here's the Sales Pitch and some pages, snatched from the jaws of CBR:
Blade is back in a bad way and that can only mean one thing: vampires are afoot! Somebody is leaving behind a bloody trail of bite marks and Blade’s stake-ready to take them on. Could the mysterious figure donned in an iron suit have something to do with it? And who exactly is the new figure leaping around down in a devil costume? As the Avengers get deeper into black ops, there’s no telling who’ll be thirsting for blood and who’ll be next on the menu! Bite into the next exhilarating series of ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS by superstar creators MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR, KICK-ASS) and STEVE DILLON (PUNISHERMAX)!
so yeah, we at least know that the ladies love this iteration of the vampire hunter... and that Millar is continuing the de-mystifying tradition that has followed Vampires in movies and comics for some time (which I'm also not a big fan of). At any rate, Ultimate Avengers 3 #1 hits stands next Wednesday, August 11th.