Bite Club, written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman, with art by David Hahn, imagines that vampires are common place in our world. In fact, they are so common place that there are more than 300,000 in Miami alone. These aren't your typical movie vamps either. Chaykin and Tischman avoid the stereotypes and create a slightly more realistic world view of bloodsuckers.
In Bite Club, vampires are strong, nigh-invulnerable and unashamed hedonists. A vampire's gifts make them naturals for the mafia and as such, Miami is run by a single powerful vampire family, the Del Toros. Think of it as The Godfather with a lot more sex, a dash or two of incest and lots of fangs.
Though the Miami underworld is under the thumb of the Del Toros, the status quo appeals to just about everyone. That is until Eduardo Del Toro, the patriarch of the family, is gunned down with wooden bullets. The void of power creates a fued within the Del Torro organization and sparks hope in the eyes of an eager detective working the vampire beat. The death of their father brings the entire family together for the first time in two years, including Leto, the vampire son who chose the priesthood over the family business. With his father dead, Leto is slowly pulled into the corruption he desperately sought to avoid.
Throughout the tale, the third-person narrative separates the Hollywood mythology of vampires from the real deal. Rather than turning the vamps into soulless, ghouls interested in only blood, Bite Club makes them overly human, more susceptible to every vice. The lack of morality as they drink from victims and kill indiscriminately is shown as product of both nature and nurture.