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Twilight: The Graphic Novel to bow with 350,000-copy first printing [Updated]

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1

Yen Press will debut its graphic-novel adaptation of Twilight on March 16 with a staggering first printing of 350,000 copies.

That figure comes from Entertainment Weekly‘s Shelf Life blog, which offers a look at the cover and interior art, plus an excerpt from an interview with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. (A 10 -page preview plus the full Q&A will run in the new edition of the magazine, which hits stands on Friday.)

Announced in July, Twilight: The Graphic Novel is adapted and illustrated by Korean artist Young Kim, with input from Meyer, whose series of young-adult novels has sold 53 million copies worldwide.

Yen Press, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group USA, recently published adaptations of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride and Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak, and in December announced plans to “re-imagine” Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl novels.

Update: Brigid Alverson posts the official press release, which indicates Twilight: The Graphic Novel will be a $19.99 hardcover.

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A “staggering first printing of 350,000 copies”.

I shake my head when I read that…. It used to be that was an average print run for comics.

I LOVE IT!!!!!

i bet it`ll be the biggest selling comic of the year. i guess that is better than some shit from marvel or DC.

^^ So it’s some shit from some other company, how is that “better”?

I agree with Kevin, during the 90″s the number of comic books sold per issue reached 600, 000 to 700,00 copies, those were the numbers before video gaming took over and ruled the planet . I still buy comics in support for the medium hoping that it would not die a death similar to what happened to pulp comics.

It’s apples and oranges, really. These are $10.99 (or so) graphic novels, not periodicals.

Most of the people who read Twilight don’t read comics…. I doubt this will beat out either of Marvel or DC’s events.

My husband and I have a comic shop in Colorado Springs, and have already been fielding requests for pre-order from Twilight fans who don’t usually read comics.

If only I knew who to order them from. Diamond doesn’t have it on their retailer site yet.

God, I wish all those Goth or Emo (whatever they call themselves now) teens would get laid already, then we wouldnt have to deal with all that angsty kitsch soaps.

Yeah! I’m sick of these angry kitsch soaps!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a comic about a man dressed in a red and blue jumpsuit trying to figure out what he can do to save his wife, including stomping on peoples brains.

Hey, where’s it say “Collector’s Issue” on the cover?! Why isn’t it a die cut, foil-stamped, embossed variant with 1 of 12 collector cards inside? If they’re going to be using print run volumes from the 90′s, they’ve also got to use the same tactics! I’ll buy an issue if it’s signed by Rob Pattinson…. Heck, even Taylor Lautner.

(heh heh heh)

As i’ve said before, diversity in comics is good. It shows the flexibility and adaptability of the comics medium.

I hope this book does really well, even if I am not personally interested in it.

” Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a comic about a man dressed in a red and blue jumpsuit trying to figure out what he can do to save his wife, including stomping on peoples brains. ”

Heheheh! Well played.

As a teenaged female who has read enough of the novel to know it’s trash, I am ashamed to be associated with such a group.

:|

they call me........ cervix breaker.

January 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Don’t get why the haters are slamming this move, i personally don’t like Twilight, there just not my kind of books or movies but this doesn’t mean im going to post hate on a website about it. The graphic novel is for TWILIGHT fans, nobody is forcing all comic book fans to buy them. Its also not going to affect the comic book industry in a negative way, Mary-Jane or Selina Kyle isn’t suddenly going to fall in love with sparkly vampires and spend months on end going through teenage angst. If anything it could only help the industry. Now all the “cool” kids are gonna have to venture into the comic books section at their local bookstore or actually step into a comic book store and experience comics for themselves in order to buy a copy. They will maybe think twice about ripping on some dude they see reading x-men or flash on the train home. Also the graphic novel gives fans a greater insight that the books can’t give. Ive been reading James Patterson’s maximum ride series since book one and I own both manga volumes. It gives me a different perspective on the characters, so now when I read the novels I always picture the manga characters in my head. Just something to consider.

I love it I have read ot 3 times now and i will read it agen and i can not stop reading it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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