Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: First Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton & Jonathan Green, includes the comics Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1-2.
Pulled from Hamilton’s novels, Anita Blake is a vampire hunter and necromancer-for-hire. Anita is asked by the police to help on a case involving a child-killer who may be a vampire.
This is an early story in Anita Blake’s career, where she is introduced to the Guilty Pleasures club and its mysterious owner Jean-Claude. Also making cameos are several other characters that show up in Hamilton’s novels, as this is a prequel. The story is fast-paced, with plenty of suspense. And the accompanying artwork is rough and a bit graphic at times, earning its parental advisory rating.
The second half of the hardback graphic novel includes a glossary of related characters, associations, and places in the world of Anita Blake. Complete with color drawings and lengthy details associated with the story of Guilty Pleasures. As someone who enjoyed the early Laurell K. Hamilton novels, this is a wonderful story for any Anita Blake fan.
*Collecting Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1-2, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Handbook