Fiends of the Eastern Front

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Fiends of the Eastern Front
Fiends of the Eastern Front.jpg
Cover of Fiends of the Eastern Front  (2005), hardcover collected edition
Art by Carlos Ezquerra
Created byGerry Finley-Day
Carlos Ezquerra
Publication information
PublisherIPC
Rebellion Developments
ScheduleWeekly
Monthly
Title(s)2000 AD #152-161
Judge Dredd Megazine #245-252
FormatsOriginal material for the series has been published as a strip in the comics anthology(s) 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine.
Genre
Publication dateFebruary–April 1980
May–December 2006
Creative team
Writer(s)Gerry Finley-Day
David Bishop
Artist(s)Carlos Ezquerra
Colin MacNeil
Letterer(s)Jack Potter
Colin MacNeil
Ellie de Ville
Editor(s)Steve MacManus
Matt Smith
Reprints
Collected editions
Fiends of the Eastern FrontISBN 1-904265-64-2

Fiends of the Eastern Front was a story published in the British comics anthology 2000 AD, created by Gerry Finley-Day and Carlos Ezquerra. The series mixed vampires into the general horror of the Eastern front.

Plot[edit]

A diary found with an unearthed skeleton casts new light on a lost piece of history from World War II. It belongs to a young German soldier who was stationed on the Eastern Front alongside a group of Romanian soldiers who always fought at night. Their true nature is soon revealed and when they change sides all Hell breaks loose.

Characters[edit]

German[edit]

The Germans were:

Russian[edit]

The Russians were:

  • The Rabbi - An unnamed rabbi who performs the ritual
  • The Golem - Created by the Rabbi to destroy Costanza and his Vampyr
  • Jesf Charnosov - A member of SMERT KROFPEET

The Vampyr (Blood Pack)[edit]

The Vampires were:

Bibliography[edit]

They have appeared in their own series (the original run being released as a single volume by Rebellion Developments in June 2006 and a new series starting to coincide with this) as well as cropping up elsewhere and now feature in a series of novels.

Comics [edit]

Cameo appearances in other series[edit]

Novels[edit]

Black Flame released a series of novels based on the series, all written by David Bishop:

The first three books were collected in one volume, Fiends of the Eastern Front (672 pages, February 2007, ISBN 1-84416-455-1)

The novel Fiends of the Rising Sun deals with the same premise but with vampire samurai in the Pacific War.

See also[edit]

Other items that mix horror with the World Wars and/or feature undead Nazis include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]