Ok, practically all of us have heard of or read Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles; I mean the woman is pretty much a living legend. I bet many of our readers have every single one of Rice’s vamp books sitting on their shelves – but, do you have The Vampire Lestat graphic novel?
For some reason very few people have heard of the Lestat comic, which is a shame since it rocks. The graphic novel is actually a collection of twelve separate illustrated volumes adapted by Faye Perozich. There are a handful of talented artists involved in the book – some of which are incredible, others…not so much. I admit, some of the art is hideous but then other parts done by other artists are stunning.
As I am sure you have guessed the story follows Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat novel. It is significantly slimmed down for obviously reasons, putting that entire lengthy book into graphic novel form would be damn near impossible. If you have forgotten Lestat’s story or have never read it here is a quick overview…
“The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsome, a world-renowned rock star. His gifts are timeless, his youth never withers. But he was not always the powerful and famous child of darkness. Before his long earth-encrusted sleep, he was an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-Revolutionary France. It was then that he came face-to-face with the incarnation of evil and the temptations of love that he has ravenously pursued through time. Where it has led him and what he has become is the heart of the tale that has captured millions of readers.”
If you are a big Anne Rice fan then this is for sure something you should pick up. You can’t find it in stores anymore but you can buy it from online sellers. But if you do buy it be careful who you buy it from. Some sellers claim that this novel is “SUPER RARE” then charge $100 for it, which is insane because you can find it for under $10 used and in good shape.