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New York Times Best-Selling novelist Laurell K. Hamilton and Jonathon Green are back to bring you a new two-part tale of Anita Blake. The issue two part issue take place one year before Anita Blake: Guilty Pleasures, and readers will learn how Anita met some of the key character.

Marvel Comics and The Dabel Brothers have sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at this issue.

I have a question: Matthew doesn’t care for the series, I haven’t read it, but it has sold well, so do any Spoilerites like the Anita Blake series?

LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S ANITA BLAKE – VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH #1 (of 2)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JONATHON GREEN
Penciled by Wellinton Alves
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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4 Comments

  1. I think the comic is wonderful! It’s so good, I *almost* think it came first and Hamilton wrote a novelization based on it. :p

    Stacey Ritchie has stuck closely to the prose and its amazing how well the book translates into comic form. Jess Ruffner takes over in Issue 6 and takes more liberties, which I feel makes the comic lose some of Hamilton’s “tone”. But I’ll have to read more before I can truly judge.

    Brett Booth’s art took some getting used to, but he’s amazing with facial expressions. I love the colouring work by Imaginary Friends too.

    As for First Death, it looks really promising. The interaction between Anita and the RPIT team is true to the novels – can’t wait for more. Based on these 5 pages alone, I think J Green does a much better job then J Ruffner.

  2. It’s nice to see Anita in color, god knows the movie industry won’t be able to portray her as well as a comic based series, well, the novels, really. The wording of her thought processes are a little rough, Anita is a very quick thinker, while her inner dialogue is kind of repetitive here.
    She’s fine as hell, awesome illustration and color sense.
    I hope to see her sarcastic side in the future, there so many different sides of her to express.
    All in all GREAT JOB, I loved Laurel Hamilton’s series to the end and I’ve been hungering for some adaptation for a while.

    p.s. girls like comics too ;)

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