The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 (Dark Hunter Manga #1)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Joshua Hale Fialkov
art by Claudia Campos, Bill Tortolini
genre, Manga, graphic novel, Fantasy, PNR,
Summary (Goodreads): In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.
It's a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it's not so bad.
Until Kyrian meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant who's being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. If Amanda Devereaux goes down, so does he and no offense, he doesn't want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn't want humanity dead either which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion. Lets hope they win.
From the wild imagination of Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the humorous and suspenseful manga debut of the #1 internationally bestselling Dark-Hunter series. The world of manga will never be the same again.
My Thoughts: I'll start by saying this is the first time I have read anything in the manga style. It did not take me as long as I thought it would to get used to the right to left reading.
This is one of my favorite series and it was nice to revisit some of the older characters. I did find that this was more dialogue heavy than other graphic novels I have been reading. It read very close to the actual novel (which is split into the first 2 volumes).
The only problem I really had were some drawings of Amanda. Unlike the rest of the characters, at times she felt like a very flat character. Without all the dialogue it would have been hard to read what her character was feeling/thinking.
Overall, I missed having some of the full color pics but it was still well done and I will be reading volume 2.