Vampiric Delectables in Graphic Novels Part 1
Do you enjoy books about the undead? Are you interested in reading graphic novels? If you answered yes to either question, you will be delighted to know that there are a variety of graphic novels dealing with vampires. Listed below are a few recommendations to quench your thirst for a ghastly and visual read!
Jessica Abel's Life Sucks is a love story with an unconventional twist- the good guy is undead. In this novel, Dave Marshall is a 20 something year old vampire who works the graveyard shift at a convenience store owned by his master. He is also infatuated with a local gothic chick but she does not acknowledge his existence until one day they meet. From their meeting, readers will be entertained with the common romance and suspense recipe that will make this novel hard to put down.
Steve Niles' 30 Days of Night is a treat for those who enjoy horror fiction. Set in Barrow, Alaska, a town does not see the light of day for 30 consecutive days and nights. The unsteady blanket of darkness enables the evil to lurk out and it is up to the local sheriff and his wife to save the town of Barrow.
In Bram Stoker's Dracula: the graphic novel, Gary Reed uniquely presents the timely classic in a modern way and proves it is simple to introduce classic novels to young readers (recommended for grade levels 7 and up). In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jonathan Harker is sent by his law firm to Castle Dracula to discuss business with Transylvanian noble Count Dracula. His nightmare experience there is just the start of a macabre chain of events.
Stacie Ritchie's Guilty Pleasures is an adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's popular Anita Blake series. Ritchie's adaptation introduces Anita Blake and her world of vampires, zombies, and werewolves. She is known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires; but as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself--the source of her unusual strength and power.
If you like what you see so far, keep your eyes open for next week's second post of vampiric graphic novels!