Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter

The First Death

Book - 2008
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The official prequel to the long-running novel series, written exclusively for comics, and featuring the adventures of a younger Anita Blake as she teams up with John and Jean-Claude for a vampire hunt fans will love sinking their teeth into.
Publisher: New York : Marvel, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780785129417
0785129413
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 HAMIL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Alves, Wellinton
Green, Jonathon 1948-
Alternative Title: First death

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happygirl15 Jun 22, 2012

Graphic novel that tells a story in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series that is set prior to Guilty Pleasures. This is the story Anita is always referring to where:
(1) Dolph takes Anita along on an interview and she meets Jean-Claude for the first time;
(2) Anita gets branded with the cross on her arm;
(3) Anita gets her scars on her shoulder and arm from the vampire (Valentine?) gnawing on her; and
(4) Edward uses the flame thrower.... Quality literature it is not, but I'm not a fan of graphic novels. I appreciate that it fills a gap in Anita's story line...

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pmoore
Jul 04, 2011

This book is a good example of a failed cross-over from vampire novel to vampire comic book. Anita Blake, a legal vampire executioner, uses the dialogue of a 10-year-old. When the target market takes over the ability of a book to suspend disbelief, therein lies failure.

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