|Known relatives:||Katie Carva's mother|
Katie Carva's brother
|First:||Zombie Tramp, Vol. 3 #8|
Katie Carva is a fictional comic book store employee-turned-vigilante space vampire killer, as well as the main character featured in the Vampblade line of comic titles published by Action Lab Comics under their Danger Zone imprint. She first appeared in a cameo panel in her civilian identity in Zombie Tramp, Volume 3 #8 in February, 2015. She made her first full appearance in Vampblade attire in a cliffhanger panel at the end of Zombie Tramp, Volume 3 #9 in March, 2015.
Katie Carva was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Even as a young girl, she was a total comic geek. In the 1990s, her favorite indie-era "bad girl" comic was a title called Vampblade. As a young woman, she still maintained her childhood passions, which now included cosplay. She got a job working at the Comic Planet comic book store working for a man named George "Moustache" Michael.
On day, while putting some new issues up on the shelf, she turned to find five mobsters had entered the place demanding to see George Michael. As one man locked the front door, another spotted the comic shop manager and shot him multiple times. Katie and two other customers ducked for cover and she overheard the head of the gangsters saying that the comic store was a front for the mob and that Michael had apparently stashed away some money that he owed them.
Desperate to find anything to defend herself, Katie grabbed a pair of replica Vampblades off the wall, which were based on weapons featured in the old comic. Upon picking them up however, she discovered that they were in fact mystical, causing her to vomit up black goo, which then stretched across her body, transforming her into the image of her hero from the comics - Vampblade.
In addition to the black leather, as well as nipple chains attached to her costume, Katie now heard a voice inside of her head demanding to "Feed". Using both the three-foot blades and the chain, she cut off the gun-hand of one of the goons, then impaled the head mobster. She was surprised to see how skilled at fighting she had become. She then used her sharpened heel to slice open the throat of another criminal.
She finished off the rest of the goons, but now faced another problem. The remaining customers in the store appeared to be possessed by disembodied alien parasites that emerged as spectral forms from their mouths. Katie recognized these creatures as the space vampires from the old comics.
One of the alien entities emerged from the mouth of a possessed customer and tried to enter her mouth in order to take control of her. She sliced it in two with a vampblade. Another entity tried to possess her and enterde her mouth. She fought back, kicking the possessed customer in the crotch with her pointed boot.
Some of the alien goo got inside of her however, so Katie made a desperate gamble. She impaled herself with the Vampblade hoping that it would exorcise the entity from her system in much the same way it did to the others. Fortunately for her, the plan worked.
Moments later, members of the Detroit Police Department stormed the comic book store. Vampblade's costume receded into her, leaving her naked. After giving a hurried description of what happened to the police, she then passed out. 
She woke up at the Detroit Medical Center. She suffered no injuries, but the hospital staff wanted to keep her for observation. Katie's mother and brother came to visit her.
After they left, Katie got up and began exploring the hospital grounds. A security guard outside her room was infected with a Glarkian, so Katie summoned the vampblades and slew the entity. She then heard the telepathic commands of other Glarkians, indicating their hunger and their need to feed. Katie made her way down to the basement level where she found a nesting den of Glarkian parasites. 
Adventures with Zombie Tramp Edit
Katie saw a news reporter about a zombie named Dizz Johnson who had murdered a truck driver on the Tamahawk Bridge. She went there to investigate and found members of the Detroit PD engaged with another, more menacing zombie named Walt. Vampblade found that Walt had wanted revenge against Janey Belle - the zombie who was responsible for his condition. She intercepted Walt from attacking Janey in her truck, and cut off his right arm, but the monster super-leaped away from the scene. 
Versus Lord Suck Edit
Katie Carva was still eyeing her objective towards finding another costume, but more important things were at foot - such as sneaking past the Glarkian guards at the Drumpf Tower before daybreak. She got into a ninja style costume, but was frustrated when her costume forms a "booty window" for her. She then switched clothes at a high end ladies wear department. This at least allowed her to slip past any vamp security towards the day. She took the elevator to the penthouse, which was on the 69th floor.
When she got there, she was surprised to find that it opened into a massive empty office space that was completely bare. She decided to stealthily hide herself on a ledge above the elevators in case any vampire security guards came in. One guard did arrive, but he didn't notice Katie because he was too preoccupied with masturbating to images on his cell phone. She debated as to whether she should kill him, but decided to wait until he left.
Before long, she heard a hollow voice resounding through her head. Lord Suck entered the room and the two began fighting. He grabs her wrists, but Katie kneed him in the crotch. He pushed her away and then showed her how he had upgraded himself by shifting into a larger, more monstrous form.
Lord Suck's space knight tech allowed Katie to transform as well and she summoned her own anime-style costume and buster sword. She leaped into the air and brought the massive blade down upon her adversary. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Katie Carva was created by writer Jason Martin.
- Super Real vs. The Comic Book Industry 1
- Vampblade '98 1
- Vampblade Special 1
- Vampblade 1
- Vampblade 2
- Vampblade 11
- Vampblade Vol 3 1
- Zombie Tramp Vol 3 8 (1st appearance. As Katie Carva only)
- Zombie Tramp Vol 3 9 (1st appearance as Vampblade)
- Zombie Tramp Vol 3 10