Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: First Death

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

5 thoughts on “Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: First Death”

  1. I just recently got into the Anita Blake novels, very interesting stuff. Thanks for your review of the graphic novel. Been looking at it every time I go to the bookstore. Might have to make the purchase yet.

  2. I did enjoy her earlier books (not so much the more recent ones). These graphic novels get back to the feel of those earlier novels and what made them popular.

  3. I found ‘anita’ by chance when I ‘Blue Moon’. I had no idea when I started reading that I would become a complete card carrying, moon craving, JC-Richard-Edward loving Hamilton junkie! I think her books get better with each new one that comes out. I have spread the word and shared the love! I only hope there are many more to come.

    Blake fans should try reading Sherilyn Kenyons ‘Dark-Hunters’ series. The characters and content are along the same lines but with a Greek Gods flair.

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