The premise of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels centers around an alternate reality where the U.S. government has declared the undead as legal beings so that vampires, zombies and werewolves can come out of the shadows as they attempt to co-exist with human society. But there are times when these creatures get out of control, and that is when Anita Blake steps in. Armed to the teeth with specialized weaponry and blessed with the abilities of an "Animator" (a special occupation that involves raising the dead), Anita is a threat to any vampire who gets out of line. But even she is unnerved when a vampire shows up in her office wanting her to help solve a case involving the murder of his fanged brethren. And as Anita descends into the fantastic and strange undead underworld of St. Louis, she finds herself caught in a rapidly unraveling mystery that may claim her own life in the end.
Publication Dates[edit | edit source]
- Issue 1: October 18, 2006, November 15, 2006, February 21, 2007
- Issue 2: November 20, 2006, December 20,2006
- Issue 3: December 27, 2006
- Issue 4: January 24, 2007
- Issue 5: March 2007
- Issue 6: April 18. 2007
- Issue 7: January 2, 2008
- Issue 8: February 6, 2008
- Issue 9: March 5, 2008
- Issue 10: April 2, 2008
- Issue 11: May 14, 2008
- Issue 12: June 18, 2008
- Volume 1: July 05, 2007; August 29, 2007, October 10, 2007 - issues 1 through 6, contains a bonus new 'short story' called First Victim.
- Volume 2: July 23, 2008 - issues 7 through 12.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Anita Blake has faced great horrors in her career as a vampire hunter and an animator of the undead, but being left in a dungeon with an army of were-rats is hardly her idea of a good time. Fortunately, she is able to escape when her vampire hosts intercede, but her good luck seems short-lived when she is brought before Nikolaos, the master vampire of St. Louis. What Nikolaos wants is unclear, but one thing is certain - even an experienced vampire hunter like Anita cannot stand against a being as powerful as this! But can she survive the night?
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #1
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ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #3
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #4
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #5
Anita Blake has become deeply involved in a murder mystery that threatens to shake the foundations of the vampire underworld of St. Louis, and she's not about to let the roadblocks she's encountered thus far stop her from solving the case. But she won't be able to do it alone - she's going to need the help of Phillip, a vampire junkie who can help her gain access to people and places she'd never be able to enter on her own. including a special vampire party where hunters like herself are definitely not welcome. Masterfully adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-selling Author Laurell K. Hamilton, ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER offers a thrilling ride through a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night are legal citizens of the United States and where hunters like Anita Blake are called in whenever things get out of hand. Discover why this title is already being called the "surprise hit of 2006" by readers and critics alike!
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #6
Anita Blake has a major dilemma - she's known professionally as a vampire hunter, but she has been recruited to help track down a serial killer who has been preying upon the vampire population of St. Louis. To break the case, she'll need the help of Phillip, a junkie who is addicted to being preyed upon by vampires, and she'll have to attend a freak party, where vampires and humans come together for a strange evening of pleasure and pain...
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #7
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #8
Anita and Phillip recover from the Freak Party only to come face-to-face with Master Vampire Nikolaos. What will she think of the Executioner's newest findings in the Vampire Murders? Will the information Anita has save her life or endanger it? Meanwhile, the vampire murderer strikes again! Who is the latest victim of this mysterious killer?
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #9
The Church of Eternal Life is a place where vampires seek to convert willing humans to their alternative lifestyle. It promises immortality for its congregation and it is one of the few places that can actually deliver it. Sounds cozy, doesn't it? Not to Anita Blake, the Executioner. What do you bet she's not stopping by on a social call...?
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #10
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #11
Things really heat up this month for Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake as she deals with last issue's revelation. Now that she knows who's behind the recent spate of illegal vampire slayings, she just has to keep from getting torn apart by an army of ghouls! Caught between the deadly vampires she's paid to kill, the vicious murderer whose been brutalizing them, and a psychopathic vigilante, you'll never believe where things will lead in this pulse-pounding issue adapting the best-selling novel "Guilty Pleasures."
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #12
This is it! The comic series adapting Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling novel Guilty Pleasures comes to its pulse pounding conclusion! The first startling book of the Anita Blake series ends here! Who has been slaughtering the vampires? Can Anita stop them? Who will live? Who will die? Who will remain undead? It all comes to a head here, as the titular vampire hunter and her dangerous ally Edward face off against the forces of evil. Don't miss it!
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|Anita Blake Series|
01. Guilty Pleasures • 02. The Laughing Corpse • 03. Circus of the Damned • 04. The Lunatic Cafe • 05. Bloody Bones • 06. The Killing Dance • 07. Burnt Offerings • 08. Blue Moon • 09. Obsidian Butterfly • 10. Narcissus in Chains • 11. Cerulean Sins • 12. Incubus Dreams • 13. Micah • 14. Danse Macabre • 15. The Harlequin • 16. Blood Noir • 17. Skin Trade • 18. Flirt • 19. Bullet • 20. Hit List • 21. Kiss the Dead • 22. Affliction • 23. Jason • 24. Dead Ice • 25. Crimson Death • 26. Serpentine • 27. Sucker Punch (novel) • 28. Rafael
|Short Stories||Magic Like Heat Across My Skin • Blood Upon My Lips • The Girl who was Infatuated with Death • Those Who Seek Forgiveness • Selling Houses • Beauty • Dancing • Shutdown • A Girl, a Goat, and a Zombie • Wounded • Sweet Seduction|
|Comics||The First Death • Guilty Pleasures & Handbook • The Laughing Corpse • Circus of the Damned|