Undying Love is a limited action/horror comic book series created by Tomm Coker (words, art) and Daniel Freedman (words, color). Published in 2011 by Image Comics. The first story arc (issues #1-4) was collected as Undying Love Vol. 1 (2011). The volume includes a cover gallery, artwork, a script page, 4 page layouts, and character designs.
A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: she’s a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history…
Undying Love was originally meant to be an 8-issue limited series, but only the first 4-issue arc was ever published. Thus, Vol. 1 closes with “End: Part 1”.
Girls, guns or zombies? Chinese vampire girls and guns!
My thoughts… If John Woo directed a vampire love story, then adapted the film into a comic book – the result would be Undying Love! The action is stylish and ultra-violent, the artwork is dark and realistic, and the underlying vampire mythology is intriguing! Awesome!