Blade (vol. 2) #1 (Nov. 1998):
“Crescent City Blues”
by Christopher Golden, Gene Colan, Mark Pennington

Blade (vol. 2) #1

Title: “Crescent City Blues”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1998

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Christopher Golden
Art by: Gene Colan, Mark Pennington

11 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Blade Blade (Eric Brooks) hero
  black; Bloodshadows...  Marvel 228
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
black; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 110
Dracula Dracula (Vlad Tepes) villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: D Romanian Orthodox; Catholic convert; vampire lord
[] Marvel 1,363
Hannibal King Hannibal King hero
  Midnight Sons; The Nightstalkers Marvel 62
Damballah Damballah (Dan-Ayido-Hwedo) villain deity
CBR Scale: D Vodoun; African primal-indigenous religion
[god of the dead; voodoo serpent god] Marvel 5
Witch Queen of New Orleans Witch Queen of New Orleans (Marie LaVeau) villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised); Vodoun (convert)
black Marvel 17
Aldes Yancey villain
CBR Scale: S vampire
[1st app: Blade (vol. 2) #1 (Nov. 1998)] Marvel 1
Worm-Digger villain
CBR Scale: M vampire
[fisherman] Marvel 1
Deacon Frost Deacon Frost villain scientist
CBR Scale: D vampire religion
[scientist; doctor...] Marvel 29
Safron Caulder supporting character
[Blade's former lover]
Marvel 10
Donna Garth Donna Garth supporting character
  [daughter of Simon Garth (Zombie)] Marvel 10

This publication is also known as: Blade #1; Blade: Crescent City Blues #1; Blade one-shot (1998) or Blade (vol. 2) #1. At least one source we have seen disregards the previous Blade: The Vampire Hunter series in volume numbering and identifies this one-shot as Blade volume 1.