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Alien Hunter

(Daniel X #1.5)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,879 ratings  ·  113 reviews
With an exciting new Patterson narrative in a graphic novel format, Daniel X continues his quest in a full-color, action-packed adventure!

Long ago, after his parents' brutal murder, Daniel inherited the coveted List of Alien Outlaws and assumed his father's role as Alien Hunter. With his supreme abilities, like being able to shape-shift and conjure up long-dead family mem
Paperback, First Edition, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Little, Brown and Company (first published October 30th 2008)
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I'd say this would be a good graphic novel for 9 to 14 year olds who are into sci-fi. There really aren't a lot of words, considering the length, which might make it a good choice for reluctant readers.

Personally, I found it missing that something that would make it fun for adults to read too. I would suggest giving this to a kid, and moving on to something else.
Adrian Llorin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked reading this book. I had finished the regular series, and this graphic novel captures up the idea of the first book too. I expected Daniel to look like how he is on the covers of the novel series, but how he is in this book is still great. If you haven't read the novel series, then you are missing out. This is as great as the first book and the series, and I hope to see more of stuff like this.
Lisa Campbell
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Lisa Campbell
Graphic Novel

Daniel is an Alien Hunter. He has the ability to create anything with just a thought. While this is a pretty impressive talent, it is important that he learn how to choose the correct thought when in the middle of battle. The task he inherits from his dead parents is to hunt down all the bad aliens on earth from a secret list left for him. To help him with his quest, he has created a group of friends that provide him with companionship and help. Daniel is hunting a gro
Christophe Ang
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This graphic novel was interesting and enjoyable. It was a pretty easy read with some very detailed artwork. The story follows the protagonist, Daniel X, who looks human, but is actually an alien. He has no relatives remaining alive and he has the power of creation (as in he can form anything out of thin air with the thought of his mind), he can also shapeshift, where he changes himself into a different form. I felt like the novel was a bit childish for my level of reading. The words were really ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Jan 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I guess one thing here is that I just am not a big fan of graphic novels. I suppose they have their place and I'm always finding one and picking it up. I read the first Daniel X novel and I have the second laying here waiting to be read, so when I saw the graphic novel I got it from the library.

Not to bad as graphic novels go, I've read a lot worse.

Daniel is again after an Alien threat, one from "The List" and of course he ends up on the receiving end of the "hunting" himself. Of course anymore
Sep 30, 2010 rated it did not like it
This really doesn't go anywhere with any mystery, conflict or trouble. If the first act is this smooth, how could the rest of the show be at all engaging? It's like "god mode" in a video game - no real challenge, and not much to do but admire the scenery.

By page 30 I gave up and sent it back.
Adrian Llorin
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love how they managed to create looks for all the characters. Each person Daniel creates has their own personality, and the particles look really cool. I just wish there were more content in this book. It was a great book nonetheless, but I just wanted it to be a little longer. I especially love it since Daniel was finally able to be drawn as someone you don't expect to be doing what he does.
May 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea.
Aaron Jeffery
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well-told. Well-done. Excellent superhero fare.
The only genuinely GOOD Daniel-X story.
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is about a Alien hunter that his family died. And he was fight a level 7 alien. I recommended this book to boys
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
This 127 page comic by James Patterson tells the story of how one boy, Daniel X who has the superpower of creating anything on his mind, must continue his fathers job of exterminating all evil aliens. In this book, Daniel X is on the mission of destroying alien number 7, which means he is getting very close to the end of his mission. After discovering alien number 7's hideout, Daniel X realises he has a son. To get more information on Alien 7 Daniel goes to school to try and confront the aliens ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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James Patterson’s hero, Daniel X, is the perfect character to be represented in a graphic novel. The science fiction adventures that Daniel X finds himself ensnared in are perfect for this format of storytelling. One does not have to have read THE DANGEROUS DAYS OF DANIEL X to enjoy or appreciate the eye-catching story depicted in DANIEL X: ALIEN HUNTER.

Daniel isn’t your typical teenage boy. He’s an orphan. And, oh yeah, he’s an alien. His parents were univ
Jessica at Book Sake
A young adult graphic novel, Daniel X: Alien Hunter is based upon the book series. I haven’t read the book series, so I’m not sure if it’s the same storyline or not. The best part of the graphic novel is the quick moving action scenes and I love graphic novels that keep moving. I would have labeled this book as children’s graphic novel as it is slightly less complicated than the Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson series of books. While many things are left unclear and caused confusion in our househo ...more
Sara Thompson
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
I’ve been wanting to read the Daniel X books for some time now but haven’t been able to fit the novels into my current reading schedule. Enter Daniel X the graphic novel and it’s perfect. I get to sample the books in a quick way to determine if I really want to read them.
Sadly, the answer is yes, I really want to read them. Daniel X was fast paced and so full of those various parts that makes a story great. Now I need to find time for the novels.
Daniel is a young man on his own. His parents died
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Daniel X is an alien hunter from another planet. He has powers that most people would consider pretty cool. Daniel can create anything using his mind. The most impressive thing he creates are his best friends. During times when he is the most lonely, he has his best friends appear and join him for talks, meals, and games.

Daniel is on a mission. He is after Number 7 on the list of the worst aliens on Earth. Daniel found the list after his parents were killed by the most dangerous alien on earth
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy named Daniel who is 15 years old. Daniel is no ordinary boy because when he was five years old his parents were killed by a monster right in front of his face. Ever since this tragic accident occurred Daniel has been living alone for years by his self in his own apartment. Daniel has spent most of his life tracking down the monster that killed his family and everyday he gets one step closer or so he thinks. Daniel is not only a monster hunter but he has the gift of crea ...more
The biggest problem with this graphic novel is the art, which is wildly inconsistent in quality, to the point of being distracting. It's never great, and occasionally pretty bad.
The second-biggest problem is that Patterson's characterization and story did not convert well to this rushed format. Several times during the climactic battles I had to go back and figure out what he really meant, because the version as shown made little or no sense.
Daniel X is problematic, because his powers and abili
Fredrik Meyer
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Daniel X works alone. Having watched from the shadows as the brutal murder of his own parents unfolded before him, he has been forced to make his own way in a dark and unforgiving world with a heavy task handed to him. Daniel's father was an alien hunter, working his way through a fearsome 'wanted' list of aliens intent on seeking control and wreaking devastation. But as he planned his next target, his own time was running out. His ultimate aim is to exact revenge against number 1 on his list: h ...more
Suraj B
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was on a shelf at the second hand book fest at Cochin. When I was in the second year of my college, I developed a sudden passion for reading. To start off, I thought of buying a simple book and the cover page of Daniel X attracted me. At a first look, the taglines made it look like a super thrilling alien story. Unfortunately, my reading experience proved to be a not so good one. Even for a first time reader, the story seems to be non-exciting. It took me no more than some 20 pages to ...more
Teddi Deppner
Jul 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, scifi
A fun read, probably appropriate for older kids and teens rather than young readers due to graphic images (scary ghost-skull face, fighting alien monsters). About the same sort of visuals as you'd find in Star Wars and Marvel super hero graphic novels.

A great concept -- the kid in the story is an alien with special powers inherited from his parents along with a list of alien fugitives on Earth that need to be hunted down. Daniel's special power involves being able to manifest (make real) anythin
Benjamin A
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: school
My book was Daniel X: Alien Hunter. The main character is Daniel X he is an alien with the ability to create things with his mind. When his father was killed Daniel found the list of alien outlaws. Now he uses this list to hunt down the worst alien criminals on earth. In Tokyo he begins his hunt for outlaw number seven, an unknown alien in charge of a hunting consortium specializing in sentient species. To confront this terrifying and powerful alien Daniel must enlist the help of Seven’s own son ...more
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Daniel X:Alien Hunter is about a boy named Daniel X and he's a alien hunter.He's also an alien himself.He has the ability to conjure anything he imagines.His parents were killed when he was 5 and his father was the best alien hunter on Earth.Right now he's tracking alien number 7.He befriends the aliens son and finds out that Felix is actually good and not bad.Then he meets Felix's dad and finds out that he's the next person or alien they want on their hit list.He and Felix run away and gather i ...more
Penny Ziegler
Apr 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: kent-ya-class
Graphic Novel ~ Non Manga ~ Daniel X

VOYA's Book Review Codes ~ Quality 3A; Popularity 2P; Grade Level Interest M, J

Developmental Assets: 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 37, 39

This book is written in an interesting format ~ that of a comic. The story takes place in Tokyo, Japan. Daniel, an alien hunter, is the main character who can morph himself quickly into other forms to escape danger and can bring other characters to life for support or company using his imagination. The storyline focuses on good vs. evi
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This graphic novel, written by James Patterson and Leopoldo Gout,is both interesting and entertaining. There are aliens among us. Some are good, and some are evil. Daniel, the hero of this story, is one of the good ones. He has dedicated himself to eliminating the evil aliens that are on a list he inherited from his dead parents. This graphic novel centers on his battles with the creature who occupies the number seven slot on that list. Daniel has special abilities. He can shape shift and he can ...more
Ryan Tashjian
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a good book it is quick easy read. I enjoyed this book because of the way it was written, I enjoyed the main character and the way he interacts with everyone else in the story. As of right now the book has not won any awards but I think that it will soon. I rated this book a 3/5 because it did not always keep my attention and it was boring in some parts but besides that it was a good book and I recommend it to anyone that likes graphic novels and books by James Patterson.
Hope you enjoy t
Jan 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, teens
I don't usually read graphic novels but I enjoyed "The dangerous days of Daniel X" so I thought I would read this one. It was fun.

The drawings are well done – even if Daniel doesn’t look like he does in my head :) - and the story was intriguing.

Following on from The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, our hero is now after alien number 7 on the list of alien outlaws hiding out on the earth. But the list does not have much to say about this villain, Daniel must risk the lose of new found friendship and u
Codey Jordan
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was a total surprise to me because it had a much better backstory than I expected. I did specifically like the fact that Daniel had a dramatic past. I imagined it as a story about a boy who knew what coming, but this came as a total surprise to him. I loved this book because it is probably the best book I've ever read, although its graphics were not the best I loved it. I extremely recommend this book for people 8 and older. One main part in the book that I truly love is when he loses ...more
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 11th-grade
I've always had love for graphic novels, which is the only reason I didn't give this a one-star rating. The graphics were just okay, and the story was kind of cringy. It was pretty stupid and didn't explain the whole science behind this new world of alien's and superhumans. It just jumped right in. It wasn't realistic either, because if Daniel could think of anything and have it be real why didn't he have like unlimited hot babes and pizza? He is a teenage boy after all. Anyway, this book is for ...more
L 6Geick
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
James' Patterson's Daniel X is a graphic novel about a teenage boy named Daniel who hunts aliens. Daniel took the job of his parents who were killed by an alien. Daniel is "fast, strong, and smart" but he can "create things with my imagination". Daniel has the ability to "transform" into anything he can imagine. He has a "list" given to him by his father with a list of "the worst aliens". Daniel spends the book fighting many aliens trying to get to "#1" who killed his parents. Daniel has a long ...more
Chase Friday
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Summary: This book is about a teenager named Daniel whose parents were killed by aliens. Daniel decides to become an alien hunter to avenger his parents death. Daniel parents had super powers, so that means that he does too. Once Daniel gets into hunting down aliens, he realizes that there is a list for the most powerful and dangerous aliens. Daniels parents were killed by number 1, which is the deadliest alien. Daniel's mission is to kill number 1 and avenge his parents death. There is a lot of ...more
Kingston R 1 Rains
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Daniel X was a good read to read, you know what I mean. As a 14 teen year old this book got me very in to it. The art work and the color choices work well with each other. They plot and back ground made a whole lot a seance then some other books I've read. The characters were also great they, well, you can say they all fit into their parts. I loved it mostly because of one thing,ANTS, I am aant lover and that is the main reason I kept reading.
The art is weird, and the alien on Earth protagonist has the power to do seemingly anything, nearly at a godmode level. He literally creates anything he could imagine, including a group of friends for himself, but all that doesn't matter because he's lonely, guys. Please. All of that leads to no tension whatsoever. I had no investment in Daniel and no doubt he'd defeat his enemy.
Elizer  C
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was amazing. It had so much action and drama and it was detailed. The book was about a 3 year old kid losing his parents by the strongest alien after that he found a list and started being a alien hunter. In this book it had many plot twist like when the girl he liked was actually a top ranked alien. I suggest the book to people who like detail books
Michelle Glatt
This graphic novel is one of Daniel's adventures as he tries to take out the #7 alien on the dangerous/bad alien most wanted list. He meets a high schooler who has a special connection to #7 and might be helpful in his quest. The fast-paced story and vivid drawing style and colors will make the story come to life for Daniel X fans and graphic novel readers alike.
If it grabs my attention, I'm hooked and this hooked me. Someone gave it to my son to read and since it was sitting around, I picked it up and started to read. It's a young adult book and it was a quick, easy read, but kept your attention the whole time.
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the books more. The art was ok, nice to see what the characters are meant to look like. The story was decent, nothing to write home about. I felt because it was trying to explain so much of who Daniel is and his back story it lost some of its humor and fun.
Gustavo Acevedo
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
This comic is good, It has interesting drawings and the story I felt was good enough. No more comments since I feel it fails at being awesome.
Mar 08, 2014 added it
Very exciting! The book is to the point and quick paced. If you like a supernatural, humorous, and a quick read, you should read!
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
I heard about this middle level graphic novel from an alum and it was interesting, but the entire time I was reading it, I kept wishing I'd read the book on which it's based first. I "got" the story, but because of the truncated narrative, I felt like I was missing a number of significant details that would have been provided in the book. It was an exercise in making inferences. Now that I'm finished, I'm still curious about the series; I do want to know more about Daniel, the alien hunter prota ...more
Lucas Pederneiras
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book it was one of the best i have ever read
Francesco Lagioia
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Daniel X by James Patterson, is science fiction book, I would recommend it to people that like aliens and science fiction. It’s about this alien hunter, Daniel and before his father died he gave him a list to hunt all the aliens on the list, one of them are Numbers 7 but his son Kidler joins with Daniel because Kidler doesn’t want to hunt alien Hunters like his father. I liked the fact that this book always catches the reader’s attention. I didn’t like the conclusion because something unexpected ...more
it was nice mazenes book i liked it a lot
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Teenage boy combined with aliens. So interesting
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a very good book
Unique sci-fi from alien's perspective.
Oct 01, 2018 added it
great book.
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