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Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Your Worst Fear?)

We knew this day would come eventually.



Every once in a while I come across some news that I know people might not want to hear.  I feel that it is my duty to present both the good and the bad news.  And let's be honest, there will be those that will be overjoyed about this.  It really shouldn't be a surprise.  Twilight is coming to a book shelf near you.  
 
Like I said, this really isn't new news.  I actually thought this was going to be a manga adaption.  The art sure looks like it but it's being called a "graphic novel."  It's also being published by Yen Press.  Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at the graphic novel.  The first volume will be on sale on March 16.  If you plan on buying it, you'd better act fast.  The first printing will only be 350,000 copies.  I have a feeling there's more than that number of Twilight fans interested in this...maybe.  Twilight is being adapted by artist Young Kim.
 
If this isn't enough information for you, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly that goes on sale this Friday for a ten page look and Q&A with creator/writer Stepanie Meyer.
 
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Posted by Bio Guyver

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Posted by G-Man

Let me just defend myself.  If you look at the newly created Edward and Bella pages, I looked them up on wikipedia to get their full names and Edward's birthdate.  If anyone's read the books or seen the movies, you can feel free to fill in the rest of the pages (without copying and pasting of course).

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Posted by FLStyle

Ahhh, so that's what you meant by feeling dirty. I doubt little girls well have their friends over reading this together, they'd just watch the films.

Posted by superman77777

so what its not like hary potter that scammed people
Posted by G-Man
@FLStyle: I'm taking one for the (ComicVine) team. Yes, I created an Edward and Bella page.  Hopefully others will start filling them in so I'm not the highest contributor.
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Posted by Zniperking

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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
(commits suicide)

Posted by darknight100
@G-Man said:
"Let me just defend myself.  If you look at the newly created Edward and Bella pages, I looked them up on wikipedia to get their full names and Edward's birthdate.  If anyone's read the books or seen the movies, you can feel free to fill in the rest of the pages (without copying and pasting of course). "

there is no defense for this
Posted by Bio Guyver

It does look like manga at first glance.

Posted by DH69

hahahahahahaha aah hahahahahahaha

Posted by G-Man
@Bio Guyver: I'm thinking technically it is.  But maybe they're calling it a "graphic novel" so it'll get more exposure.  If so, it worked here at least.
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Posted by Chane

So is Volume 1 the first book or is it less than that?

Posted by zombietag

punch me in the face

Edited by Chane

Also I don't get all the Twilight hate, anything that potentially brings people to this medium (whether comics or cult (for want of a better word) stuff in general) has to be a good thing.

Posted by Agent Buttons
i knew it was going to happen sooner or later...
Edited by Tyler Starke

haha I feel like a little part of me died inside... :(

Posted by Bio Guyver
@Chane said:
" So is Volume 1 the first book or is it less than that? "
It could be, or just some chapters.
 
 
That might be it, 'cause I doubt it'll end like it's being sold. Look at the style.
Posted by burr787

So, it looks like a Manga and there are thousands of Mangas like this already. Nothing new or shocking.....

Posted by jloneblackheart
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Posted by Blue_Shield
@Chane said:
"Also I don't get all the Twilight hate, anything that potentially brings people to this medium (whether comics or cult (for want of a better word) stuff )in general has to be a good thing. "

I agree on this, anything to bring more readers to comics is a good thing.  And there have been worse adaptions made... 
 

 
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Posted by DarkCanuck

Okay, first off, *barfs*
Secondly, watch the Twilight movie with the accompanying Riff Trax track and it becomes a cinematic masterpiece.
And lastly, with the disgusting amount of money that this franchise has made, you'd a thunk they could have hired a colourist for the 'graphic novel' adaptation.

Posted by iBot

*sigh* Anything to make more money....
 
 
I wonder if I should tell my Niece about this or not (Yes she likes Twilight...)

Posted by EdwardWindsor

I say a good old fashioned book burning is in order for that novel lol

Posted by Blue_Shield

My 13yr old daughter will be excited.
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Posted by AngelFrost

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.
:D

Posted by FoxxFireArt
@G-Man said:
" @FLStyle: I'm taking one for the (ComicVine) team. Yes, I created an Edward and Bella page.  Hopefully others will start filling them in so I'm not the highest contributor. "
Oh, you brave soul. They will sing songs of this one day. Actually, let's hope they don't, and that the pages get enough contributors so your name disappears.
Posted by Exile-616

 Oh hell. It can't be worse.

Posted by lakilakester

for the love of pete sampras kill the twilight stuff
Posted by EisforExtinction

Hahahaha, it's all anime-y. They mixed things I hate.

Posted by G-Man

I'd appreciate if you guys could DIGG this article.  Leave a comment to express your happiness or outrage over it.  Diggs are good for us.

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Posted by Marshal Victory

Not my worst fear.But not intrested in it either.
Posted by AngelFrost

I like Manga Art,
but I would've preferred comic-style art  for the Twilight Graphic Novel.  :/

Posted by lakilakester

twilight smells like cat food
Posted by Portrait

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! THIS CAN'T BE! THIS HORROR IS A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!!

Posted by lakilakester
@Portrait said:
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! THIS CAN'T BE! THIS HORROR IS A SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!!

"

ha true where all doom doooooommmmm
Posted by inferiorego

... Since when was it ok to use Times New Roman for lettering? Boo!
 
I'm more mad about the laziness of the letter than anything else. This book will bring people who don't read comics into the fold. Then, when I'm working on Sundays, I make them buy the Essential Tomb of Dracula, a damn good vampire comic. Then, they're hooked.... I also throw the Anita Blake series at them.

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Posted by robbiesol

Gotta borrow this from another thread: 
 
I'm with Team Edward 
 
 

 
Posted by welshguy
@inferiorego said:
"... Since when was it ok to use Times New Roman for lettering? Boo!  I'm more mad about the laziness of the letter than anything else. This book will bring people who don't read comics into the fold. Then, when I'm working on Sundays, I make them buy the Essential Tomb of Dracula, a damn good vampire comic. Then, they're hooked.... I also throw the Anita Blake series at them. "

Do you actually throw Anita Blake comics at people because that's what I do (individualy they don't hurt but in a bundle they leave a mark)
Posted by Argentino_18

I think I'm gonna puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke...

Posted by sfizzle

i dint think it was possible, but they combined the two things that scare me the most. Manga and Twilight. AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH! (insert girly scream)

Posted by welshguy
@EisforExtinction said:
"Hahahaha, it's all anime-y. They mixed things I hate. "

A kindred spirit, praise Brian Blessed (or deity of choice). I've aways felt a little reluctant to voice my hatred of anime
Posted by spartan177
@robbiesol said:
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Gotta borrow this from another thread: 
 
I'm with Team Edward 
 
 

"
xDDD
 
I watched him in Stand and Deliver a week ago.
Posted by Green ankh

What next? 

Survival the series, Americas next top Model.    

What ANTM? That might be cool…13 Superheroes taking on challenges to the next American Hero……

Posted by Illyana Rasputin
  No, thank you.
Posted by ComiCCloseup

yikes.
Posted by spartan177
@Illyana Rasputin said:
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  No, thank you. "
LMAO!
Posted by Darth Bane

TO PLAN SUICIDE IS HARDER THAN PLANNING A KIDDIES PARTY. I'M NOT GOOD WITH SAYING GOODBYE AND ON TOP OF IT ALL I CAN'T THINK OF A GREAT REASON, I'M NOT BORED OR DEPRESSED. MY LIFE HAS MEANING. I DON'T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND THAT CAN TORMENT ME. I  DO OKAY AT SCHOOL I'M NOT A HOBO AND NOBODY HATES ME. I NEVER WANT TO SEE THIS WORK OF MEPHISTO EVER IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! 

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@Agent Buttons said:
" i knew it was going to happen sooner or later... "
Posted by The Devil Tiger

Hm... 

 
Posted by Satyrquaze

Great, now we can see what a selfish bitch Bella is on a whole other media. *headdesk*
Posted by NightFang

It was gonna happen sooner or later.