Marvel Releases 8 Page "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" Preview

Tue, September 26th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

The Anita Blake series of novels by New York Times Best-Selling author Laurell K. Hamilton has sold over 3 million copies and amassed a dedicated group of fans. Now, the vampire hunter is staking her claim in the world of comics in Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1.

There have been 14 novels in the Anita Blake series with the most recent novel, Anita Blake: Danse Macabre, debuting at #2 on the New York Times Best-Sellers List, selling over 100,000 copies since its release in June 2006. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures will be the first comic adaptation of Anita Blake, adapting the first novel of the series which has sold over 250,000 copies.

Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 presents a world unlike our own, where vampires and were-creatures are legal citizens of the United States. Anita's job is to act as judge, jury, and executioner when these supernatural beings cross the line, allowing her to swiflty dispense justice on the undead and superhuman.

Anita is also known as an animator, or one who can raise the dead, but this deadly hunter avoids vampires whenever possible. However, when a close friend's bacherlorette party leads them into St. Louis's vampire district, business begins to pick up for Anita.

When visiting the vampire strip club Guilty Pleasures, Anita's fears are realized when a sneak attack threatens to claim her life. But is the enigmatic Jean-Claude there to help Anita or ensure her downfall?

Adapted from the Anita Blake series of novels, which has sold over 3 million copies and appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 is a story of horror and romance that is sure to amaze fans of Anita Blake and comics alike. To pick-up Anita Blake's first comic appearance, call 1-888-comicbook to find the location of the comic shop nearest you.

ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER in GUILTY PLEASURES #1 (of 12) (JUL068379)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by BRETT BOOTH

32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99

FOC – 9/28, On-Sale 10/18/2006

ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER in GUILTY PLEASURES #1 (of 12) VARIANT (JUL068380)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Adapted by STACIE M. RITCHIE

Pencils by BRETT BOOTH

Variant cover by GREG HORN

32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99

FOC – 9/28, On-Sale 10/18/2006

 
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