Announced and dropped this March by collaboration from popular webcomic platform WEBTOON and global entertainment lifestyle platform company HYBE, the DARK MOON webcomic series returns with CHILDREN OF VAMFIELD. The webcomic is in collaboration with K-pop powerhouse ENHYPEN, with the band’s lore represented into webcomic format.

The seven main characters represent the seven members of the K-pop group: Heli is Heeseung, Jaan is Jay, Jakah is Jungwon, Jino is Jake, Noah is Ni-ki, Shion is Sunoo, and Solon is Sunghoo. CHILDREN OF VAMFIELD is a continuation of the DARK MOON series, though it is a prequel to the 2022 webcomic DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR. Fans should be excited to see ENHYPEN return after only a short break since its first series with ENHYPEN.

Though it may not be required, other than having more context to the characters and story, reading DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR is worthwhile. With 70 episodes (1 special episode at the end), the WEBTOON ran from January 2022 to October 2023. The K-pop members inspire the vampire characters who go head-to-head with the rival werewolves. The first six episodes are currently available to be read all at once, but episodes 7-70 are on a Daily Pass ticket system. Here’s the synopsis given on WEBTOON:

“Welcome to Riverfield, where the most popular boys at two rival schools happen to be vampires and werewolves. When a mysterious new student, Sooha, transfers to Riverfield, the rivals find themselves inexplicably drawn to her. As horrible incidents start to shake the town, the boys’ forgotten pasts slowly start to unravel… and their world turns upside down.”

Now, of course, CHILDREN OF VAMFIELD by DARK MOON is what this article is really all about. The prologue and first two episodes launched on March 16th, while the third and fourth episodes released on March 23rd and March 30th. The series should update with one episode every Saturday until its end. This prequel webcomic follows the original K-pop-inspired vampire characters as they flash to the beginning of their story:

“Seven boys live under the care of Ms. Marge at Vamfield House. Their peaceful lives are shattered one day after they stumble upon a secret room…”

Even though I don’t know much about K-pop, I find myself enjoying both WEBTOONs immensely. Their beautiful art and drama-filled storylines captivate readers. I also appreciate how different the vampires look from each other, making the characters identifiable and able to be separated. Their personalities, though with some similarities between them from being raised together, are also varied enough to keep it interesting. It’s enjoyable to see the childhood dynamics in the prequel series! The truth lurking around the corner gives early suspense to these first episodes.

Both are exclusive to WEBTOON!

About Hailey Watkins

Hailey is a self-proclaimed bookworm and writer. While she loves to read fantasy or slice-of-life the most, their heart belongs truly to the Warrior cats book series. She has collected and read all of the books in the nearly 100-book-long (and counting) series. She's also a fan of reading Webtoons, graphic novels, and manga, as well as watching anime. When they're not writing about fandom, their day job is as a substitute teacher.

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