The Laughing Corpse (Volume 1 and 2) by Laurell K Hamilton (VO)

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter : The Laughing Corpse, Volume 1 : Animator
Synopsis : Anita Blake is back in the second volume of Marvel’s comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series of novels! What would you do for a million dollars? Would you resurrect a two-and-one-half-century old corpse? Harold Gaynor poses just that question to Animator and part-time vampire hunter, Anita Blake… Plus, some crime scenes are even too horrible for a vampire slayer, and the worse they are, the more questions they raise.

Review : This time I start with the first volume, and I can tell it was better! One more time, we get into the story very quickly. The meeting with the voodoo priestess is very impressive and we feel all the horror and the feelings that inspire the machinations about the zombies. The dead are very well realized, but I confess the last ones are a little too much green. Shouldn’t they be gray instead?

Otherwise I think the story follows the book very well, and we find Anita in an investigation about some horrific murders. But we can also add Jean Claude, a billionaire man determined to hire Anita even if she doesn’t want it. The end of the comic concludes with the gift of the priestess, and I’m curious to assist to the first meeting between Anita and Jean Claude, I think it will be epic!

This first volume is as good as the others I’ve read. Anita is always the same and I really liked to see her penguins collection.


Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse, Volume 2: Necromancer

Synopsis : The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s thriller! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has crossed the paths of the worst St. Louis has to offer – and now they want her out of the picture for good! But Anita isn’t the type of person to go down without a fight… and she’s going to make sure it hurts something fierce!

Review : Oh the meeting between Anita and Jean Claude is amazing! It happens exactly the way I thought it was. We experience very well the discomfort feeling for our heroine and the determination of Jean Claude. It’s very funny, we always want to see them in a place together to know what will happen.
The murders were well realized and we quickly see the horror of each, mainly when it’s about children. We understand too why Anita is so uncomfortable with all these events. I read this volume really fast, it’s mainly based on our two characters despite the story progress a little. But we know we have to wait the sequel to know more about the investigation.
I think the only problem with comics is that we must have a lot of volumes to read a whole story.

7 thoughts on “The Laughing Corpse (Volume 1 and 2) by Laurell K Hamilton (VO)

  1. A vampire hunter girl with super awesome moves? YES PLEASE! This series sounds so cool, Melliane! And I love that she has a penguin collection (I think LOL) because that makes her so much easier to relate to. Everyone collects something — one of my collections is of books! 😉

    Awesome review, Melliane! 🙂 I’m glad you liked this series!

  2. I’m a fan of the books, so it’s always nice to read the comics but I don’t think I’ll read some more. You must try the books! I didn’t think that way but now I think you’re right.

  3. Hi! *waves frantically* I had to sneak by today to say hi. I miss stopping by everywhere chatting with all my friends. Hope you are doing wonderfully! And nano is going pretty good. Although I’m not thrilled with the characters, but that can be fixed up later it’s just getting the idea of the story down, then fix and add later.

    This sounds like a wonderful quick fun read. I need to start getting into the graphic novels more. 🙂 Thank you! Take care! And looking forward to December when I’ll be around everyday again. 🙂

  4. @ Claire : It’s so funny to see them !

    @ Melissa (books and things) : LOL I realle hope you’ll like it too !

    @ Melissa (My world… in words and pages) : hi ! So glad to see you here ! I’m fine thank you, a lot of works like always I hope it’s not the same for you… I hope it will improve for you…
    I hope to see you soon ! Thank you ! Take care too !

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