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When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...


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When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...

30 review for Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest You know what's embarrassing? Going into a thrift store when you're almost thirty years of age and buying Twilight: The Graphic Novel while the teenage male cashier judges you. WHATEVER, TEENAGE MALE CASHIER. I REGRET NOTHING. AND NOW I HAVE TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AND YOU DON'T. SO I WIN. When this book first came out in 2010, my first thought was, "Are you kidding me?" It looked like a cash grab to capitalize off the movie. Twilight man Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest You know what's embarrassing? Going into a thrift store when you're almost thirty years of age and buying Twilight: The Graphic Novel while the teenage male cashier judges you. WHATEVER, TEENAGE MALE CASHIER. I REGRET NOTHING. AND NOW I HAVE TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AND YOU DON'T. SO I WIN. When this book first came out in 2010, my first thought was, "Are you kidding me?" It looked like a cash grab to capitalize off the movie. Twilight mania was in full swing and you literally could not go anywhere without hearing someone talk about it. I initially liked the books, but the movies and the fans turned me off the series so fast because there was no escape. NO ESCAPE. Well, now that I've read the book for myself, I have revised this opinion. Yes, it is a graphic novel of a book that was turned into a movie but... the art is beautiful. Young Kim did such an amazing job. The expressions, the use of color... even the text they used... it's all so gorgeous, and fits the tone of the story far better than the movie ever did. I feel like the scenery and the looks of the characters were much more true to form. You may be asking yourself, "What's the point?" Well, if you enjoyed TWILIGHT and you're the type of person who would buy one of those Harlequin manga (yes, they exist; yes they are awesome - YOU WOULD BE SO AMAZED HOW WELL ROMANCE TRANSLATES TO MANGA), then you should definitely get this book for your collection. I know it's going to stay in mine. <3 I kind of want to revisit the novel now. It's been sitting on my dresser, waiting... 5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… I’ve always wondered what getting dosed with Joker Toxin was like - and now I know! Oooooooooooooooh kay. So: a disclaimer to start with for those wunnering what the hey am I doing reading Twilight The Graphic Novel in the first place. Your instincts are right: it wasn’t my idea! It’s my totally disproportionate punishment for making Anne read Vader, as suggested by Artemy (yeah, don’t think I forgot it was your idea in the first place, you wily Russian!), and it’s t Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… I’ve always wondered what getting dosed with Joker Toxin was like - and now I know! Oooooooooooooooh kay. So: a disclaimer to start with for those wunnering what the hey am I doing reading Twilight The Graphic Novel in the first place. Your instincts are right: it wasn’t my idea! It’s my totally disproportionate punishment for making Anne read Vader, as suggested by Artemy (yeah, don’t think I forgot it was your idea in the first place, you wily Russian!), and it’s totally unfair. Vader is a solid three star read – Twilight – FUCKING TWILIGHT!!! - was only ever going to be a solid dogshit read! But you humour the elderly, don’t you? Especially the batty ones, bless. Plus it’s Valentine’s Day which means… something to someone, somewhere. And for those involved in insisting this happen – you know who you are – as well as the aforementioned, consider this my anti-valentine’s to all youse slobs! (And a special tip of the hat to Ran for making the awesome banner above - I highly recommend reading her reviews; she’s one of the good ones.) So, here it is. Take it away, Heath! Once upon a time… a vampire, a werewolf and an idiot formed a love triangle and made a Mormon housewife a multi-millionaire. It sounds like the setup to a joke – except there’s no punchline (unless you count getting rope-a-doped into reading it)! I don’t think I need to summarise the plot any further as bloody everyone knows the stupid story of Twilight even though if you’ve got a penus chances are you haven’t read it. Team Edward, Team Jacob – I was always (and staunchly remain) Team Who Gives A Flying Fuck?! And right away the whole mess falls apart because at no point is it convincing that Bella the idiot is going to go for anyone but Dead Ed – Jacob Abs is always the useless third wheel. I just caught myself there for a moment: I’m actually bothering to critique Twilight in detail. It’s like having to explain why painting your junk red and jiggling them in front of a bull is a bad idea. Everyone already knows this crap is, well, crap! Alright, let’s just white knuckle this sucker and get the hell out of dodge! So let’s talk about Edward Cullen, aka Shovel Face (gawd bless those Honest Trailers), the sole reason why this drek got so unfathomably popular in the first place. Edward’s not a vampire. He can walk about in the daytime and all that shizness about garlic, crosses and coffins is out the window. He likes blood (but he’s “vegetarian” as he only drinks animal blood, not human, ohohoho, my fucking sides are a-splitting), is immortally young and he can move fast. That’s not a vampire. Oh and he SPARKLES during the twilight hour of the day! Wh… WHY?! Is that what women want: their blokes to literally light up like a fucking Christmas tree when the sun sets?! If he’s a vampire I’m Martha Stewart. Really: what’s so appealing about this personality vacuum?? He’s generically good-looking – is that all? Is it because he’s over a hundred years old but he looks perpetually 15, a mixture of (supposed) wisdom and beauty? I guess the forbidden fruit angle or something lame like that. God, some people are so easy to please! Maybe it’s explained in the novel proper but I have no idea why Edward goes to high school in the first place. The last thing I’d do as a vampire is waste my time attending some shitty Midwest high school! No clue either what he sees in Bella, the blankest of blank slates. Or what Bella sees in Edward for that matter. Sigh… contrived romance, thy name is Twilight. Buhh… almost there… Nothing happens in this book. Bella goes dress shopping, goes to dinner, faints during biology class, goes on a camping trip where she meets Personality Vacuum #2 aka Jacob, wonders moronically whether Edward’s really a vampire or a superhero, there’s the hint of a mugging – that scene was so poorly written/drawn and rushed that it wasn’t clear what was going on or why. This book is over 200 pages long! The dialogue in general is too dull to bear repeating but this clunky line in particular really spoke to me. Ed’s just saved Bella from a mugging(?), then suddenly starts flapping and says: "Before I turn around and hunt down those.. just prattle about something unimportant until I calm down!" I felt like saying “Oh! Hey, Edward, here’s an entire book full of garbage that fulfils exactly that purpose!!” Artist Young Kim draws the book manga-style because women comics readers predominantly tend to read manga and the publisher knows that this comic’s audience is gonna be mostly women. I guess it’s skilful – I can’t talk, I can just about manage stickmen! – though all the characters look like mindless kawaii dolls. Alright, let’s wrap a bow on this turd! I’ll be honest. I could pretend and say this was the worst comic I’ve ever read but I’ve been reading Marvel and DC comics for years and as a result have built up quite a high threshold for painfully bad books. But Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 is still down there. It’s an unoriginal waste of time - a plotless, inane, and unconvincing pseudo-romance full of bland non-characters vapidly and meaninglessly in love. Like most pop culture at this level (think the Transformers movies and Fidget Spinners), I was bored and annoyed the entire time and found the whole thing drearily pathetic. The book would’ve been vastly improved with a character there purely to slap the others for being twats. Know what else sparkles? A brass knuckle sammich! HAPPY VALENTINE’S MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!1

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca McNutt

    I don't even know why I bothered with this, but I will concede that the artwork to this graphic novel is intricate, detailed and very dazzling. The Twilight story in and of itself is still equally as awful in illustrated form as it is in plain text though, so I really hope the artist who created the graphics for this book finds a better platform for their beautiful talent.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This book was a little sporadic but I enjoyed it! Obviously it's not the full novel so a lot of lines were cut but I liked getting to see a lot of parts that weren't in the movie! I did find it strange that some scenes looked like stills from the movie, but whatever I guess! I want to get volume 2!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cait • A Page with a View

    I don't know if this is 4 stars in general or just 4 stars in comparison with the books... but it was definitely easier to get through the writing in this format!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

    You should know that I was a fangirl at the time Twilight hit cinemas. I read all the books, saw all the movies and was very much in love with the series in the beginning. I hadn't read much YA up until that point, so I wasn't really aware of all the tropes. Also, I didn't care about the 100+ years old stalker/pedophile. It was all very romantic to me. I wanted a love all consuming, like Bella and Edward had. New Moon was torture for me because it kept them apart. It's my least favorite book in You should know that I was a fangirl at the time Twilight hit cinemas. I read all the books, saw all the movies and was very much in love with the series in the beginning. I hadn't read much YA up until that point, so I wasn't really aware of all the tropes. Also, I didn't care about the 100+ years old stalker/pedophile. It was all very romantic to me. I wanted a love all consuming, like Bella and Edward had. New Moon was torture for me because it kept them apart. It's my least favorite book in the series. So reading this graphic novel is all about nostalgia for me. It's me trying to recapture that feeling I had for the franchise in the beginning. You know, I actually get butterflies in my stomach from great book romances. The graphic novel didn't necessarily give me that feeling, but it helped me remember how I first fell in love with the Twilight phenomenon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Anyone familiar with graphic novels knows they don't take long to read. I read it three times within the given time period. It's only volume one, through the meadow scene. I don't know if the rest of the story wasn't finished in time for publishing, or if more than one volume was planned. I can't wait to have the rest. The illustrations are beautifully rendered and so representative of the written descriptions. Color is used sparingly, and enhances the scene or feeling. The written story is abbre Anyone familiar with graphic novels knows they don't take long to read. I read it three times within the given time period. It's only volume one, through the meadow scene. I don't know if the rest of the story wasn't finished in time for publishing, or if more than one volume was planned. I can't wait to have the rest. The illustrations are beautifully rendered and so representative of the written descriptions. Color is used sparingly, and enhances the scene or feeling. The written story is abbreviated, not giving as much of Bella's thoughts, but enough to communicate her personality. Edward is also well communicated, in the drawings, the written physical actions, and of course in his words, which I'll reiterate is faithful to the novel. I highly recommend it to any fan. I'm curious if it brings in new readers.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)

    Yup, I read this. Don't you dare judge me. *narrows eyes* My most nostalgic Twilight memories as a teen: 1. My grandmother walking into my room and telling me that reading for four hours straight is not good for my eyes and that sooner or later my body will require food; 2. I was so obsessed with Kristin Stewart that I dyed my hair auburn, purchased the same gray dress she wore for a Much Music interview--all for my grad photos!; 3. In grade 12, I snuck into a movie theatre with the help of some bad Yup, I read this. Don't you dare judge me. *narrows eyes* My most nostalgic Twilight memories as a teen: 1. My grandmother walking into my room and telling me that reading for four hours straight is not good for my eyes and that sooner or later my body will require food; 2. I was so obsessed with Kristin Stewart that I dyed my hair auburn, purchased the same gray dress she wore for a Much Music interview--all for my grad photos!; 3. In grade 12, I snuck into a movie theatre with the help of some badass friends because tickets to the last movie were sold out. Obvs I wasn't about to let that stop me or the law for that matter; and (finally) 4. The beautiful New Moon poster on my bedroom wall. (#RIP, it didn't survive the move to my new home) Alright, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of things. Is this a literary masterpiece? Of course not. But it's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine! It's replete with insta-love, cringe-worthy scenes, and sparkly vampires. I do, however, prefer the graphic novel adaptation over the movies and original books. Why? Most of the awkward scenes are omitted and hold your panties, Bella is LESS annoying too. OHMYGAH. I immensely enjoyed the art work as well. A good portion of the novel is black and white, but I loved how the reader was given a burst of colour every now and then. The illustrations of Edward were so swoon-worthy that I felt myself starting to fall for him all over again. Attention: Please skip over below image if you are allergic to cheese. Twihards: Do I even need to convince you to read this? Potential Twihards: If you're too scared to touch the original series, even with a 10-foot pole, then I suggest you give this graphic novel series a try! Twihaters: I apologize if my review has triggered any horrible memories of the crazed 'Twilight' era. Over and out.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Archit Ojha

    Illustrations are done very beautifully. I liked it better than the movie. I enjoyed it very much.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Julie Zantopoulos

    I'm not gonna lie, this was a fun graphic novel. I really liked the art style and the way the characters were visualized and the story was familiar and fun. I'm here we're a few changes to the original story that made it interesting to read. The voice of the characters was still very much the same but Bella was a bit less obnoxious in it, which I appreciated. I'm glad I randomly came across this at my library.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Farren

    Picked this up at a library sale for like 30 cents. AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL. I don't even care if the story sucks. The art is gorgeous and all the pages are glossed. Whoa.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Bellissimi i disegni della Graphic Novel! Mi mancava questa storia, quindi ho deciso finalmente di leggere la versione Graphic Novel e l'ho amata :D

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bry

    Right off the bat I love the colors in this book. Most of the book is this wonderfully muted near black and white coloring, yet a lot of pages has just the slightest hint of a single color that adds a lot of depth to the 2D drawings. Furthermore the art itself is beautiful with all of its details. Even the backgrounds are highly detailed, and each page makes sure to use almost every square inch available. At least this is true when the humans are the subjects of the page. The art becomes incredi Right off the bat I love the colors in this book. Most of the book is this wonderfully muted near black and white coloring, yet a lot of pages has just the slightest hint of a single color that adds a lot of depth to the 2D drawings. Furthermore the art itself is beautiful with all of its details. Even the backgrounds are highly detailed, and each page makes sure to use almost every square inch available. At least this is true when the humans are the subjects of the page. The art becomes incredibly surreal and dreamy when it focuses on the vampires, and its as if they are all that exist for that moment, that page, and nothing else is important. Some pages the artist took photographs and morphed them into her drawings by sketching over them to blend the 2 images to create a more realistic background (an example of this is when Bella is sitting on the bed in the hospital after nearly being hit by Tyler in the van or the first glimpse of La Push First Beach). Just stunning! The cover art alone is worth drooling over with all of the shading and amazing use of light. I am basing my rating off all of this, or the art, layout, and composition as it were. The pacing and the layout of the drawings keep you turning pages at a furious rate, and I can't wait to go through it again to take in the art a bit more because I am sure that every time you read this you will notice more and more details that went previously unnoticed. My only complaint though is how short it was - not in terms of pages but in how far it actually progressed through the story. I was hoping to at least get to see some interaction between Bella and the other Cullens. But not to worry there are more volumes coming. Although at this point only Twilight has been green lighted for graphic novelization, so I for one am keeping my fingers crossed that Meyer will approve the rest of the saga! This is definitely recommended to any fan of Twilight, whether they have read a graphic novel before or not!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lola

    Before my reading: Finally, I got my hands on it! YES! YES! YES! Twilight, here I come... After my reading: What?! I wanted to read Twilight, with the original story, you damn graphic novel! **sigh** What happened to dull, insipid Bella? Not that I liked that, it's just that... it isn't the Bella I know. You can't just change a character's attitude that much so it can be more enjoyable or whatever the reason was. And Jacob, he made his appearance way too late! Urgh...I hope it gets better. Ok, the gra Before my reading: Finally, I got my hands on it! YES! YES! YES! Twilight, here I come... After my reading: What?! I wanted to read Twilight, with the original story, you damn graphic novel! **sigh** What happened to dull, insipid Bella? Not that I liked that, it's just that... it isn't the Bella I know. You can't just change a character's attitude that much so it can be more enjoyable or whatever the reason was. And Jacob, he made his appearance way too late! Urgh...I hope it gets better. Ok, the graphics were quite beautiful and that made my reading pleasant. So my rating is actually an average of : The story: ★★☆☆☆ The characters: ★★☆☆☆ The graphics: ★★★★☆

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tatiana

    It took one hour to read this magnificent graphic novel, but oh, what a fantastic 60 minutes it was! SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! Let me just say that the artist, Young Kim, is one talented lady, and she has breathed new life into a classic vampire series. She captures the quiet beauty of Bella Swan, making her look lovely, but in an unadorned way that we have always pictured, but have never seen. She combines her own artistry with live shots, and the results are stunning. You feel as if you are truly ste It took one hour to read this magnificent graphic novel, but oh, what a fantastic 60 minutes it was! SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! Let me just say that the artist, Young Kim, is one talented lady, and she has breathed new life into a classic vampire series. She captures the quiet beauty of Bella Swan, making her look lovely, but in an unadorned way that we have always pictured, but have never seen. She combines her own artistry with live shots, and the results are stunning. You feel as if you are truly stepping into the wet and slippery world of Forks, Washington, immersing yourself in a world where humans, werewolves and vampires co-exist unwittingly. What made this graphic novel such a easy page-turner is not just the knock-out drawings, but the layout as well, which is key to the enjoyment of any graphic novel. Kim has been able to give a face to all our favorite characters, and where she resoundingly succeeds is in her depiction of Edward. No slight to the handsome Robert Pattinson, but this is the way I had imagined Edward Cullen to look like - gorgeous and other-worldly in his male beauty. For those of us who know the story like the back of our hand, this first volume concludes with Bella and Edward leaving the forest, with the initial secrets of vampires revealed in their pretty swath of forest. We all know how it starts, where it's going, and how it ends, but my goodness, I cannot wait for the next installment. Let's hope Stephenie Meyer will give her blessing for the three other books, because as of right now, only Twilight is getting the graphic novel treatment. I highly recommend this book to all fans of Twilight, vampire lovers, and reluctant readers who need a more aesthetically pleasing introduction to the world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. For grades 5th and up. Enjoy!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    3.5 stars. Brilliant art work - that's what really won me over with this!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Krista Wright

    3.5 stars. The artwork in this is so beautiful! But mostly now I just really want to read all the twilight books again--I haven't read them since they were first published!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Maddie Senator

    I was really excited when I learned about the existence of this book because it combines two of my favorite guilty pleasures: Asian graphic novels and Twilight. I have yet to find any artist's rendition of the story (whether it be in film or a drawing) that captures the vivid images I had in my head when I first read the book, but this is a very beautiful version. I really enjoyed the art, although Edward doesn't look right most of the time to me--more like a 50s letterman athlete type or someth I was really excited when I learned about the existence of this book because it combines two of my favorite guilty pleasures: Asian graphic novels and Twilight. I have yet to find any artist's rendition of the story (whether it be in film or a drawing) that captures the vivid images I had in my head when I first read the book, but this is a very beautiful version. I really enjoyed the art, although Edward doesn't look right most of the time to me--more like a 50s letterman athlete type or something, and Bella is too pretty. She looks like some glamour queen, when if her looks had been toned down a little she still would have been very attractive but in a more normal way. The fact that the book was in sepia tones except for a few pages when the author added well-placed splashes of color made it very unique and delightful to read and look at. I highly enjoyed it, and it was also nice to get the story in its actual sequence of events; I find myself getting fuzzy on that since I have seen the movie so much now.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Raeleen Lemay

    wow... that was a pretty terrible graphic novel. Not because it was Twilight, because I do like Twilight, but it was just ALL OVER THE PLACE, and they tried to cram way too much into this one book. The plot jumped around nonsensically and it was PRETTY ANNOYING. Also at one point there was a scenic shot of the La Push beach that just looked like they took a photo from the movie, made it a little blurry and scribbled on it to make it look like a drawing... like really bad yo.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Joost

    Twilight in stripvorm. New girl in town, gevaarlijke jongen, glittertjes op je huid en een vegetarische vampier. Of het wat voor mij was? Je leest het in mijn recensie over de graphic novel van Twilight: http://nerdygeekyfanboy.com/recensie/...

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

    Mehr auf: http://xobooksheaven.wordpress.com/ Inhalt: In "Twilight: Biss zum Morgengrauen - der Comic" verwandelte die koreanische Zeichnerin Young Kim Stephenie Meyers Worte in eine packende Comicgeschichte, die in stimmungsvollen Bildern von Bellas und Edwards Leben in Forks erzählt. Mit Romantik oder gar Leidenschaft hätte Bella ihren Umzug nach Forks, einer langweiligen, ständig verregneten Kleinstadt in Washington State, kaum in Verbindung gebracht. Bis sie den geheimnisvollen und attraktiven Mehr auf: http://xobooksheaven.wordpress.com/ Inhalt: In "Twilight: Biss zum Morgengrauen - der Comic" verwandelte die koreanische Zeichnerin Young Kim Stephenie Meyers Worte in eine packende Comicgeschichte, die in stimmungsvollen Bildern von Bellas und Edwards Leben in Forks erzählt. Mit Romantik oder gar Leidenschaft hätte Bella ihren Umzug nach Forks, einer langweiligen, ständig verregneten Kleinstadt in Washington State, kaum in Verbindung gebracht. Bis sie den geheimnisvollen und attraktiven Edward kennen lernt. Er fasziniert sie, obwohl irgendetwas mit ihm nicht zu stimmen scheint. So gut aussehend und stark wie er kann kein gewöhnlicher Mensch sein. Aber was ist er dann? Die Geschichte einer verbotenen Liebe, einer Liebe gegen alle Vernunft. Die so viele Hindernisse überwinden muss, dass man auf jeder Seite mitfiebert. So romantisch und spannend, dass dem Leser bei diesem wunderschön geschriebenen Buch eine Gänsehaut über den Rücken läuft. Quelle: carlsen.de Meinung: "Ich hatte nie groß darüber nachgedacht, wie ich sterben würde, obwohl in den vergangenen Monaten allen Grund dazu gehabt hätte." Das Cover finde ich wirklich sehr schön, es zeigt Bella in der Comic Version und ich finde, dass sie wirklich hübsch aussieht. Die Farben und allgemein die Gestaltung des Covers ist sehr gelungen. Legt man dann auch noch den zweiten Teil dazu, ergeben die Cover ein ganzes Bild, da haben sich die Zeichner was tolles ausgedacht. Die Zeichnungen finde ich persönlich sehr schön, ich konnte alle Figuren auseinanderhalten, was mir bei einigen Mangas ansonsten schwer fällt. Bei diesem Comic aber war das völlig ok. Manchmal wurden aber nur die Menschen dargestellt und kein Hintergrund, dies fand ich nicht so toll, da der Hintergrund ein wichtiger Bestandteil von einem Comic ist. Die Texte wurden oft aus den Büchern übernommen, aber der Großteil ist eher frei erfunden und nur an den Text in den Bücher angelehnt. Natürlich kann man nicht alle Gespräche in den Comic bringen. Jeder kennt die Story von Twilight. Bella zieht zu ihrem Vater in eine kleine Stadt, dort lernt sie den mysteriösen Edward Cullen kennen und verliebt sich sofort in ihn. Doch etwas an ihm ist komisch, Bella kann ihm aber nicht widerstehen. Es gab eine Zeit, vor ungefähr zehn Jahren, da kam dieses eine Buch auf den Markt. Jeder wollte es und jeder liebt es. Dann kam die Zeit, in der jeder sich schämte, das Buch zu mögen. Ja, Twilight hat die Buchwelt gespalten und wenn man sagte, dass man Twilight mag, war das ungefähr so als würde man sagen, dass man Harry Potter hasst. Trotzdem liebe ich die Bücher immer noch, sie haben mich damals in die Welt der Jugendbücher eingeführt und darum habe ich mir auch den Comic gekauft (und weil es ihn für 1€ gab). Zuerst fielen mir die schönen Zeichnungen auf, die an manchem Stellen mit Farbe betont werden. Die Stelle, an der Edward Bella auf der Lichtung sein Glitzern zeigt, wurde zum Beispiel sehr schön mit Farben aufgehübscht. Ansonsten sind die Zeichnungen schwarz und weiß. Die Story folgt fast genau der des Buches, auch wenn einiges abgeändert wurde. So kommt Jacob hier erst sehr spät dazu und hat nur einen sehr kleinen Auftritt. Auch, dass Bella entdeckt, dass Edward ein Vampir ist, geschieht hier nicht im Wald, sondern in einem Restaurant. Es ist klar, dass man nicht die komplette Story in einen Comic packen kann, aber ich hätte mir schon gedacht, dass man diese wichtigen Szenen wie im Original gestaltet. Trotzdem war es wieder sehr schön in die Welt von Twilight abzutauchen und die Änderungen haben mich jetzt nicht so sehr gestört, dass ich den Comic gleich gehasst hätte. Es ist einfach eine eigene Geschichte, die man auch als solche sehen sollte. Viele Fans waren sicher enttäuscht von diesem Werk, aber man kann einen Comic nie mit einem Buch vergleichen, das funktioniert einfach nicht. Man sieht hier aber, dass sich die Zeichnerin Mühe gegeben hat und die Geschichte sehr gut in Bildern eingefangen hat. Ich finde, jeder Fan sollte diesen Comic, wenigstens als Ergänzung, gelesen haben, für alle die Twilight nicht abgöttisch lieben, ist es aber kein muss. Fazit: Ein toller Comic, der mich wieder in die Zeit von Twilight zurückversetzt hat. Eine Empfehlung geht hier an alle Fans der Reihe, ich vergebe 4 von 5 Sterne für den Comic.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Emm - The Ordinary Shadow

    Hey, don't judge it 'til you try it. ;) The GN adaptation is actually surprisingly good. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't care for the novel, but a condensed, handsomely-illustrated version of it was rather nice. Art - 4.5/5 Story - 3/5 Characterization - 3.5/5 General Score - 3.5/5

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    You know what, if I'm allowed to be completely and utterly honest - I probably would have liked Twilight a lot more if it were a graphic novel in the style of Japanese manga or Korean manhwa, at least that's what I told myself when I thought about it after reading the whole series of books (despite having issues with the plot and pacing). It seemed like the kind of story that would be best suited for the drama. I've read many series over the years in those formats because I have a genuine love f You know what, if I'm allowed to be completely and utterly honest - I probably would have liked Twilight a lot more if it were a graphic novel in the style of Japanese manga or Korean manhwa, at least that's what I told myself when I thought about it after reading the whole series of books (despite having issues with the plot and pacing). It seemed like the kind of story that would be best suited for the drama. I've read many series over the years in those formats because I have a genuine love for some of the stories (Monster, NANA, etc.). Having said that, the announcement of Twilight's graphic novel adaptation came as a surprise - because I honestly didn't think it would come to fruition. When it did, I decided to let curiosity (as I'm prone to fall to) out of the bag and read the first volume. I'm really not a huge fan of Twilight, but I do give it credit where credit is due. I have mixed feelings about the GN overall, because on one hand - I think Young Kim's illustrations are very well done, brilliant even. I have no issues with the artwork at all, and surprisingly, the adaptation does match some of the impressions I had of the characters, Bella and Edward included. (Aside note - I wouldn't take Bella's beauty with too much critique - there are a lot of ordinary female protagonists in Asian graphic novels that actually look very beautiful in their artistic interpretations. It's a common trend.) The problems I had lie more in the technical execution of the graphic novel - the lettering was off, speaking bubbles shadowing over key characters, etc. It really could have been much better in presentation than what it was, and that did distract me. Considering this is an adaptation and not a direct serialization WRT the story - this was actually an interesting GN. I can't take away from it on that, and I'm usually very critical of such things like adaptations. It's at the very least consistent and gives a decent summarization of events for a good part of the GN (plot issues and characterization cliches aside). So in the end, I'm just giving it 3 stars. I spent about little more than an hour reading it and found it worth the time. But if I'm being honest - it's not worth the high price tag. If it were priced like most translated manga volumes, it would be worth it. If you're really concerned about the quality, I'd recommend checking it out if your local library has it, and then decide if its something you want to keep before you buy, because this might not be a book for everyone, even for those who are extremely dedicated to Twilight.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Margaryta

    Warning: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!!! God, did you ever make a total shame of manga....Stephenie Meyer, you just have no shame whatsoever. The manga art is ugly, non-proffesional, and just bad to look at. It has no real talent like traditional, NON-WANNABE artist. After reading this book I can now see that Stephenie Meyer is just greedy for money. I'm sorry, but I no longer have any respect to this series. It's not even worth to be serialized in a 'manga' because it will just show how positively stu Warning: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!!! God, did you ever make a total shame of manga....Stephenie Meyer, you just have no shame whatsoever. The manga art is ugly, non-proffesional, and just bad to look at. It has no real talent like traditional, NON-WANNABE artist. After reading this book I can now see that Stephenie Meyer is just greedy for money. I'm sorry, but I no longer have any respect to this series. It's not even worth to be serialized in a 'manga' because it will just show how positively stupid it is and that it is not worth reading any farther than the first or maybe even the second book. Worst book I have ever seen/read/heard of in my LIFE. Definate waste of paper, time of the artist (who like I had said isn't even that great of an artist) and even bothering to rewrite the story into a manga format. Only recomend it to brainwashed fans of Twilight who still fail to see that this is nothing but a making of big money or to people who just want to kill some time and end up completely disappointed. Also want to note that if any of you are wondering why I read this book if I hated the series so much: I positively love manga. It's what I live for, almost. So even though I had a deep hatrid for Twilight I had really nothing to do and I saw this on the shelves of my public library thinking 'Oh wll, it's free and it's manga, so why not atleats bother reading', right? Haha, WRONG This was not even worth taking out from the library it was so horrible. I can now see why someone had even decided to donate this to the library, either because they hated the book just as much (or more) than me, or that, for a better reason, they wanted for other people to ee the stupidity and spread the word that Twilight has just found a new form of rock bottom, and just gave shame a new image. Definate waste of time. I wanted to write this review simply to vent out my feelings. This joins Twilight on my Bookshelf of Shame, or maybe I should create a Bookshelf of Idiocy and Stupidity Not Even Worth Your Money? Hum? If I could give this less than one star, I so wish I would, cause it doesn't even deserve one star.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    Let me explain, first of all, that I LOVE graphic novels. When a particular novel really doesn't click, or I just really adored a book, I would try and find a graphic novel version. I had picked this book up one time at the store, curious about how it would be. I was well aware that I had learned little about the Twilight series prior to reading this, other than watching coming attractions in the movie theater over the years. I was also aware that this, like so many popular books, has had some h Let me explain, first of all, that I LOVE graphic novels. When a particular novel really doesn't click, or I just really adored a book, I would try and find a graphic novel version. I had picked this book up one time at the store, curious about how it would be. I was well aware that I had learned little about the Twilight series prior to reading this, other than watching coming attractions in the movie theater over the years. I was also aware that this, like so many popular books, has had some haters and some lovers-- that the audience of readers is very split on whether this is a good or bad book. So I tried this book, with very unbiased opinion, from the library. Let me just say that I threw it across the room after the first 30 pages. Yes, it was that bad. I mean, the plotline was just plain badly imagined, poorly written, and some of the illustrations were quite obviously printed right on the page. Meaning, the backgrounds were not envisioned by the illustrator, but REAL PHOTOGRAPHS. Who DOES that???? Isn't that taking credit for someone else's work, just like using your name for something someone else did? Am I WRONG in thinking this?!? So, yeah. I would not, repeat WOULD NOT recommend this to anyone besides those too blinded by the love of a crappy, sodden-with-pointless-love-triangles plot to part with such a TERRIBLE book. Please, do spare me. I did myself when I returned this book, pronto.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jackie "the Librarian"

    What, another version of Twilight? What next, Twilight: The Musical? Oh, I shouldn't have said that. I take full blame if it happens. But I digress... We have here the graphic novel of the story in question. Or, at least the first volume of the first book (and just how much of the library budget do I have to spend on Ms. Meyer's oeuvre, hmm?) Well, it's very pretty, I'll give it that. And Bella looks very sweet and believably klutzy as portrayed here, unlike Kristen Stewart, who looks way toughe What, another version of Twilight? What next, Twilight: The Musical? Oh, I shouldn't have said that. I take full blame if it happens. But I digress... We have here the graphic novel of the story in question. Or, at least the first volume of the first book (and just how much of the library budget do I have to spend on Ms. Meyer's oeuvre, hmm?) Well, it's very pretty, I'll give it that. And Bella looks very sweet and believably klutzy as portrayed here, unlike Kristen Stewart, who looks way tougher than vampire boy Edward in the movies. The problem is, it's too pretty. All the characters have the same big eyes, the same cute noses and chins, it makes it hard to tell them apart. All I had to go on was hair to differentiate pretty Edward from pretty Bella. Oh, and his eyes, which were occasionally amber colored, a nice touch that I did appreciate. The action is not always clear. In the scene where Bella is almost squished between her truck and an oncoming minivan, it is not at all clear how Edward rescues her - we have to rely on the dialog to explain just what happened. Lastly, the sparkly vampire effect? I think it is best left to the imagination. For those diehard Twilight fans. It's not any worse than the book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Churchill

    Whatever you may think of the Twilight Saga, books or films, the graphic novel is a very different experience. I spent half of the time studying the wonderful artwork, and Bella's incredible ability to do a new wondrous thing with her hair every day. My only gripe, that unfortunately stopped me loving this edition of the story, is the panels dotted throughout the volume where the artist supposedly got a bit bored, rushed or just lazy, and stuck some hastily photoshopped photos in as backgrounds, Whatever you may think of the Twilight Saga, books or films, the graphic novel is a very different experience. I spent half of the time studying the wonderful artwork, and Bella's incredible ability to do a new wondrous thing with her hair every day. My only gripe, that unfortunately stopped me loving this edition of the story, is the panels dotted throughout the volume where the artist supposedly got a bit bored, rushed or just lazy, and stuck some hastily photoshopped photos in as backgrounds, or (worse still) expanded a small section of an illustration for a close up that teetered precariously on the edge of pixelisation. Apart from these 'artistic' decisions it's a very high quality and well produced edition.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tally

    I'll start by saying that I'm not a big fan of graphic novels, and particularly not of that style used here, but Young Kim has simply won me over. This book is wonderfully constructed, from the breathtaking illustrations to their incorcopation with "real" landscapes - the Swan residence, the hospital, the meadow - I thought it was really well done. My only complaint would probably be the lack of color, but I understand the purpose behind it, and it is more effective to have only glimpses of colo I'll start by saying that I'm not a big fan of graphic novels, and particularly not of that style used here, but Young Kim has simply won me over. This book is wonderfully constructed, from the breathtaking illustrations to their incorcopation with "real" landscapes - the Swan residence, the hospital, the meadow - I thought it was really well done. My only complaint would probably be the lack of color, but I understand the purpose behind it, and it is more effective to have only glimpses of color every now and then in crucial moments. What a lovely way to revisit one of my favorite books :)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ally

    Gorgeous art... but it's still Twilight.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    If you want to read a comic that was obviously put together by people who have no earthly idea how comics work, this is the comic for you.

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