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Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 (Twilight: The Graphic Novel #1)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Yen Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Lady of the Tower Not quite. There are bits left out, or they are conveyed in an image without the entire thought process (one that comes to mind is the scene where…moreNot quite. There are bits left out, or they are conveyed in an image without the entire thought process (one that comes to mind is the scene where Bella first sits beside Edward in Biology class, and wonders why he is looking at her so oddly; she sniffs her hair thinking she might smell odd - in the Graphic Novel, she sits beside him, he looks at her oddly, she sniffs her hair. Without reading the book first, it would probably still leave a lot of questions. My sister who hasn't read Twilight before is looking at it this second and is thinking that it's very jerky in spots.(less)

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Jessica (priceiswong)
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
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.
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 ...more
Cait • A Page with a View
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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!
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
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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.
Justin
Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
No... he didn't?

Oh, yes he did!

That's right, I fucking read Twilight or, at least, the graphic novel adaptation. You may be asking yourself, “Why? Why would you do this?” Even if you're not, I'm going to answer that question, so you might as well take a moment and ask. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Elementary, whatever your name is! I write a blog criticizing abuses of the comic book medium and the Twilight: the Graphic Novel easily falls within that category.

I sincerely doubt Stephanie Meyer was aiming f
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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
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Lola  Reviewer
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
Recommended to Lola by: Myself
Before my reading:

Finally, I got my hands on it! YES! YES! YES!

Twilight, here I come...

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After my reading:

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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
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Tatiana
Mar 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, teens, graphic novel enthusiasts
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
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Rachel Lightwood
I find it very hard to talk about graphic novels because I am so new to the genre. I just don't feel like I know enough about the genre to properly judge the book in a fair manner. Therefore I am just going to quickly jot down some of my thoughts:

1. This would have been hard for people that haven't read Twilight to understand.

2. The art was really pretty.

3. I didn't like the way the characters were drawn - they all looked the same. Bella looked very similar to Jessica and all the male character
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Becky
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
Brilliant art work - that's what really won me over with this!
Krista Wright
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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!
Maddie Senator
Mar 29, 2010 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Raeleen Lemay
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphicomanga
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.
Joost
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, graphic-novel
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/...
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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
Margaryta
May 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
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Meg
May 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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Ally Wally
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Gorgeous art... but it's still Twilight.
Jessi
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books
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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
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Rose
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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 ...more
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
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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,
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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 ...more
Caroline
Apr 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, purchased
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.
Hasnat Sakin
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bot bad. Bella wasn't like Kristen Stewart. Kim has drawn bella in his own way.
Karen
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun way to revisit Twilight. The artwork is amazing!
Devina
Wah.. buku ini begitu booming nya sampe dibuat manga segala.. Pertama kali liat buku ini agak penasaran juga, kalo twilight di buat manga kayak apa sih jadinya? Cuman bener2 gak niat beli, karna kurang suka aja dengan cover, apalagi liat harganya yang lebih mahal dari novel-novel biasa.. :) tadi sore pas liat2 buku di Karisma, nemu buku ini udah kebuka.. Hehehe.. Karna penasaran, iseng2 deh baca ditempat.. Kalo menurut aku, lumayan deh manga nya. Better than the book.. Alurnya nggak bertele-tele ...more
HJ
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Okay people, don't judge. While I can't bring myself to read the 'real' book/s again after being destroyed by RP and KS, I really love these graphic novels with much better visuals of the main characters. This is so much closer to what I envisioned in my head when I read the book, so I can enjoy it much more.
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