Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 Coming March 16

EW.com LogoEW has the scoop on this one:

“I’m delighted to announce, exclusively, that Yen Press will publish Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 on March 16, with a first printing of 350,000 copies.  Here’s a first glimpse at the book’s cover, as well as an exclusive peek at one of its panels (for a full ten-page excerpt, and the entire Q&A with Stephenie Meyer, see the issue of EW that goes on sale this Friday).

What strikes me, looking at the book, is how faithfully, and how beautifully, artist Young Kim has translated Meyer’s original vision. Kim, who has a fine arts background—in fact, this is her first foray into graphic novels—didn’t just read the book; she absorbed it. Her Bella is the Bella I had in my mind’s eye the first time I read Twilight; her Edward is the Edward I always imagined. It took me back to reading Twilight pre-movie: Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson faded into the background.

Meyer talked to us about all this, and more. Here are a few snippets from our conversation:

The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that?

I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak.  But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted.  For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology.”

Read more on EW.

You can pre-order it here.

Are you a long-time graphic novel devotee? Is this new to you? Are you going to run out and preorder? Let us know what you think.

Comments

  1. Cool! I can’t wait to pick this up. The animation looks great and I love graphic novels. This should be great for any Twilight fan and may introduce an interest in reading graphic novels. Two of my favorites is The Crow and Watchmen.

    • OH MARION LOVE THE CROW!!!!!!!! Just got my sis some painted chucks from the movie version…. great a CROW FRIEND!!!!Ill grab the twi one looks good.Im still waiting for what was it called ???the offical twilight companion book with backstories and stuff like that..

  2. I’ve been waiting for this since it was first mentioned. Ahh… the wait is almost over and it’ll be out just a couple of days before New Moon is released on DvD. Sweeet, life just keeps getting better ;)

  3. this one will surely be my next favorite graphic novel,esp. that i’m a fan of twilight…wheeeew,,,can’t wait…!!!!

  4. I’ve ordered mine already :) Can’t wait!!!

  5. omg it comes out on my birthday :D result!

  6. Well I have been waiting to hear about this. I am very excited and what I’ve seen so far it looks awesome! I have already pre-ordered my copy !

  7. What do you mean graphic?

    • AliceKikiCullen says:

      YESYESYESFINALLY!!! *HAPPY DANCE* It means Comic verison lol. That’s all it’s like almost Spider man/Batman or like the Japanese Novels like Naruto or Kingdom Hearts. :) though the art work is more in-line with American comics than Japanese comics from what little I’ve gotten 2 c. :)

  8. ITS COMING OUT THE DAY AFTER MY BDAY AND I CANT WAIT TO GET IT

  9. Does anyone know if it’s going to be available in the UK? I can’t see why it won’t be but I checked the Waterstones website but it’s not there, don’t suppose anyone could find out could they?

    Cheers :) Dying to get a copy!!

  10. So…where will these be on sale? I went on amazon to see if I could pre-order, or at least be notified when they go on pre-sale, but they do not even recognize the item. Anyone know where to look?

  11. Edward in the graphic looks blonde…Edward isn’t blonde.

  12. Angela ^_^ says:

    i dunno, i’m an avid comic book & graphic novel collector it’s what i lurrrrve, but it’s a bit too manga-ish for my tastes

  13. I’ve never read a graphic novel before, but I mean, it’s Twilight, so…I don’t know!
    But the Edward is sooo much more like the one I have in my mind.

  14. LeWahnderful says:

    OMG! This is so exciting! I’ve never read a photo novel, this will be very different, new & fun for me. I <3 the twilight series, I'm pre ordering right after this post =]

  15. @ Julia if you click on the link above^^, it takes you too amazons site & I just pre ordered my copy so I know they have it :) I saw on FB, I don’t think Amazon UK will sell it, but I think u can buy from US amazon & have it shipped to u… Maybe.

  16. I’m so excited! This comes out on my birthday. I’ve already announced to my family that this is what I want (my older sister’s birthday is March 20th, when New Moon is out!).

  17. I saw the preview of it in “EW” today. I couldn’t read it without visibly cringing. I tried to read it three times with no luck. I hate the thought of “Twilight” being turned into a cartoon. But, it will make money and making money is all there is.

    *Sing* Money, Money, Money…Money makes the world go round…

  18. people in the UK can pre-order from forbidden planet

  19. salma bouargane says:

    i think people the don t car about the mony but the car about live in my selfe live is not when people don t car about mony and love

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