Sunday, May 29, 2011

Twi-hards, rest easy: The second graphic novel is on its way!

Even if you don't like Twilight, you have to admit that combined-cover image is pretty cool.

Yen Press is the champ of book-to-comic adaptations, especially with Young Adult novels. (It probably doesn't hurt that they're a part of Hachette, one of the biggest publishers in the US!) Hot on the heels of their previous adaptation news comes an announcement sure to thrill teen vampire enthusiasts - the continuation of their hit Twilight graphic novel adaptation!

Volume 1, released last year, sold 66,000 copies in its first week alone - impressive numbers in any medium, but downright awe-inspiring for comics! - and covered the first half of Stephenie Meyer's first book. Volume 2 is slated to hit store shelves (and e-books) in October 2011, just in time to get readers revved up for the Breaking Dawn movie. (Not that Twilight fans need any help getting excited!)

The first volume got some criticism from within the comics community for an, er, unorthodox approach to panel layouts and word balloons. A quick expedition on Google reveals that most Twilight fans, however, didn't mind the unusual lettering, and even the harshest critics had to admit that artist Young Kim does an amazing job illustrating the story. Some fans even think her take on Edward Cullen is a better fit than Robert Pattinson!

So whether you've been awaiting volume 2 for months or never even heard there was a comics adaption, you vampire enthusiasts be on the lookout for that book come October!

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