Tapping the Vein (comics)

Tapping the Vein  is a comic series of Clive Barker ‘s short stories from  The Books of Blood  published by Eclipse Comics between 1989 and 1992.

Issues

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Volume
Adapted by Art by
1 Human Remains 3 P. Craig Russell P. Craig Russell
Pig Blood Blues 1 Chuck Wagner and Fred Burke Scott Hampton
2 Skins of the Fathers 2 Chuck Wagner and Fred Burke Klaus Janson
In the Hills, the Cities 1 Chuck Wagner and Fred Burke John Bolton
3 The Midnight Meat Train 1 Chuck Wagner and Fred Burke Denys Cowan and Michael Davis
Scape-Goats 3 Bo Hampton Bo Hampton
4 Hell’s Event 2 Fred Burke Steven Johnson, Alan Okamoto and Jim Pearson
The Madonna 5 Fred Burke Stan Woch , Mark Farmer and Fred Von Tobel
5 How Spoilers Bleed 6 Steve Niles and Fred Burke Hector Gomez
Down, Satan 4 Steve Niles Tim Conrad

Related comics

Eclipse Books would continue to adapt various Clive Barker short stories in the early 1990s after the  Tapping the Vein  series came to an end. These include the following:

Dread 

  • Dread  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 2  )
    • Adapted by Fred Burke
    • Art by Dan Brerton
  • Down, Satan  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 4  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Tim Conrad

(A single volume featuring just  Dread  was also published)

Her of Celluloid 

  • His Celluloid  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 3  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Les Edwards

The Life of Death 

  • The Life of Death  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 6  )
    • Adapted by Fred Burke
    • Art by Stewart Stanyard
  • New Murders on the Morgue Street  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 2  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Hector Gomez

Revelations 

  • Revelations  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 4  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Lionel Talaro
  • Babel’s Children  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 5  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Hector Gomez

(A single volume featuring just  Revelations  was also published)

The Yattering and Jack 

  • The Yattering and Jack  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 1  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by John Bolton
  • How Spoilers Bleed  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 6  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles and Fred Burke
    • Art by Hector Gomez

(A single volume featuring just  The Yattering and Jack  was also published)

Rawhead Rex  

  • Rawhead Rex  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 3  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Les Edwards
  • Twilight at the Towers  (originally published in  The Books of Blood Volume 6  )
    • Adapted by Steve Niles
    • Art by Hector Gomez

Advertised, goal never published Was an adaptation of  The Age of Desire  by P. Craig Russell and Tim Bradstreet, from  The Books of Blood Volume 4  . A revised version of this adaptation will be published by Desperado Comics.

Publication

As of 2010,  Tapping the Vein  was made available digitally by Devil’s Due Digital

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