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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) by LKH

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 by Laurell K. Hamilton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adapted by: Stacie M. Ritchie
Illustrated by: Brett Booth

New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton brings Anita Blake to the world of graphic novels. Anita Blake lives in a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" - a profession that involves raising the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she's often employed to investigate cases that are far too much for conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters of her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself - the source of her unusual strength and power. This hardcover edition contains an all-new, original, never-before-published short story by Laurell K Hamilton.

My thoughts:
Anita Blake is a kick ass heroine. I've loved all of LKH's books and characters and I was super happy to find out that she also has her stories in comics/graphic novels. I'm not expert on comics or the way in which they do the artwork but I really like how these are done. The one thing I find odd is that from one graphic novel to the next, they sometimes change the artists? Though, like I said, I'm excalty sure how the process works. So there could be a reason why they change artwork through the series. All the same, I really love the artwork in this one(GUILTY PLEASURE VOLUME 1). It really is how I pictured Anita, well maybe not the cartoon part, but the faces she makes and her overall appearance. I really like how they kept to the books with her clothing, hair and added in her secret love for the penguins! The artwork is great and the over all story is excellent. I have all the graphic novels so far, I'm looking forward to THE LAUGHING CORPSE , VOLUME 2.

So if your a Anita Blake fan, or a graphic novel fan, I'd say this is a good choice to buy. Especially if your a collectibles fan. I know the price of graphic novels(especially the hardcovers) can be pretty steep if your a collector but
for the chance of more Anita, how could I not?

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