Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vampire Guardian Angels: Revenant, Comic Book Issue 2: Full Story

Lia Scott Price's
Vampire Guardian Angels™ 
Revenant, Comic Book Issue 2

Copyright Lia Scott Price

About The Comic Book Series:

Lia Scott Price’s Vampire Guardian Angels is a creator-owned comic book series written and created by Horror Author Lia Scott Price. In the series, Guardian Angels from Heaven have become Vampires who kill people who pray for help to them, and both humans and “good” angels have to work to stop them.

What are Vampire Guardian Angels?

When you pray to guardian angels, do you know what they are? What if they were a vicious new breed and hybrid of serial killer, angel and vampire who target those who pray for help to them? Because they are tired of protecting us and want to put us out of our misery, by eating, and enslaving us. Don’t pray to them.

The Story: 

On Earth, back in the 15th Century, a Guardian angel, Gregory, sees a vision of the future of Heaven in a dream. Gabriel, now a Vampire in Heaven is biting all the other angels in a bloody, vicious rampage, turning them into Vampire Guardian Angels™. 

Gabriel kills Angels who refuse to become Vampires. It turns out that Gregory, already a Vampire but who is stuck on Earth, has been trying to find a way back to Heaven to turn all the angels into Vampires, but his dreams of Heaven many centuries into the future reveal that Gabriel will be the one to do it. Gregory is one of the first Guardian Angels to rebel, and like Gabriel, is sick of answering human prayers. He has produced a son, Janos, with the Vampire Countess Elizabeth Bathory, but the child is stillborn. Gregory tells the distraught Countess that the dead child will reincarnate and become leader of the Vampire Guardian Angels. 

Many centuries into the future, a grown-up Janos, now a college student in Brooklyn, New York, finds himself constantly drawn to Churches where he hears multiple voices asking for help, praying to their Guardian Angel, even though none of these peopleʼs lips are moving and no one is talking to him, but he sees them covered in blood. He also sees Angel statues coming to life. He is getting increasingly distraught that he is hearing and seeing things, and tends to stay out all night, which leads to friction between Janos and his girlfriend, Leah, who lives with him. 

Meanwhile, a confused and worried Leah is stalked by Gregory, who, being immortal,  has followed the progress of his son well into the present day.  Janos dreams about Gregory attacking Leah, and, disturbed by the dream, his visions, and the voices, seeks help from the campus psychiatrist, Dr. Harold Lieberman, who only prescribes medication for him. Janos, angry that the psychiatrist cannot help him, storms out. 

Janos does not realize that he is really a Vampire Guardian Angel who goes into a trance when he hears prayers of despair. He tracks the voices and feeds off women on campus who pray to their Guardian Angel. This was the reason he stayed out all night, but he does not remember anything the next morning. The bodies are examined by Detectives Graham and Murdock, who find that the victims have been seduced, tied up, and then drained of blood. 

Gregory finally decides it is time to reveal himself to Janos at the Church and tell him who he is and about his destiny. Gregory tries to convince Janos of who he is and what he was meant to do, that Janos is a Vampire Guardian Angel and the chosen leader because of his royal heritage from the Countess, and that is why he hears prayers, because he is a Guardian Angel as well.  Janos does not believe him and simply continues to believe that he is going crazy, until he goes home and bites Leah.. 

Leah throws Janos out, and as Janos finds refuge on campus, he hears a conversation between “Earth Vampires” disguised as students who talk about him and the plans of Vampire Guardian Angels to take over Earth and humans. As Janos, hiding on campus, tries to figure out what is real and what isnʼt, Gregory, disappointed in Janos, decides on “plan B” and decides to create another heir, another leader to take Janosʼs place. He kidnaps Leah and claims her as his own, impregnating her. 

Janos eventually seems to accept who he is and his fate and goes on a killing spree, feeding off his victims, whose bodies the detectives find in the basement of Janosʼs apartment. Janos has also killed the psychiatrist, Dr. Lieberman, and because he was a patient as well, the detectives identify Janos as the killer. Janos awakens at the Brooklyn bridge, realizing he has wings and can fly. However, Janos decides he will not do what Gregory wants and refuses to honor his destiny as leader of the Vampire Guardian Angels  as his father Gregory wanted.  Gregory finds Janos on the bridge and tells him he no longer needs him and will get rid of him. But Janos is saved by the detectives, who shoot Gregory. Gregory falls off the bridge and disappears. 

Hours later, it is revealed that Janos is actually confined in a mental hospital, and that he is suffering from delusions that he is a Vampire, and that a “Vampire Guardian Angel” was after him. Janos is visited by Leah, and it is further revealed that the recent events were nightmares dreamt by Leah. Leah begs an apparently still-alive Dr. Lieberman to help Janos get better. Distraught, Leah returns home to the apartment, where Gregory, very much alive, surprises and kidnaps her.

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