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Jan 8th: First Look: Hunting for Trouble in The Vampire Diaries Comic Book

Jen | Categories: Books, The Vampire Diaries | Comments Off on First Look: Hunting for Trouble in The Vampire Diaries Comic Book

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Here’s a tasty visual buffet for fans of The Vampire Diaries to sink their teeth into while waiting for the bloody CW drama to return on Thursday, Jan. 23. TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive preview of the next chapter of DC Comics’ digital comic adaptation of the show, available Thursday.

In this ninth chapter of the series, a guy out for a day of hunting game near vampire-infested Mystic Falls meets three hunters of a very different sort throughout the day: Damon and Stefan Salvatore, and Elena Gilbert!

“Initially, I pitched stories where Stefan and Damon Salvatore just kind of wrestled in swim wear,” jokes writer Leah Moore, (daughter of legendary Watchmen creator Alan Moore). “But after the tenth such pitch was rejected, I sensed our editor losing patience. I had to think of more varied material. In this resulting [piece], I want the reader to stumble into the story as unaware as the character does. I want the whole world of The Vampire Diaries to be glimpsed at, and then passed, already in the rear view.”

“If you’ve never seen an episode of The Vampire Diaries or read a word of the books, our story would hopefully make you think, ‘Hey, what’s going on here,'” says Moore’s co-writer (and husband), John Reppion. “If you’re already a fan, there’s a story hidden between the panel borders that should give you a thrill.”

Click here to see a preview from “Day of the Hunter.” New chapters of The Vampire Diaries digital comics are available Thursdays at readdcentertainment.com and via the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store. The first printed collection is on sale at comic book shops now.

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Nov 27th: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder gets animated in comic book, ‘Fame: Ian Somerhalder’

Linda | Categories: Graphics, Ian Somerhalder, Season 5, The Vampire Diaries | Comments Off on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder gets animated in comic book, ‘Fame: Ian Somerhalder’

Ian Somerhalder is about to get animated.

“The Vampire Diaries” star is getting his own comic book, “Fame: Ian Somerhalder,” which will be released this week in print and digital media. Published by Bluewater Productions, the comic book will be about Somerhalder’s life story from his roles on “Smallville,” “Lost,” and “The Vampire Diaries,” to his work as an environmental activist who worked to restore the gulf after the devastating effects of the BP disaster.

Written by Michael L. Frizell, the 32-page comic book features art by Manuel Diaz and a cover by artist Nelson Hernandez.

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Oct 31st: Exclusive: The Vampire Diaries Go Digital

Jen | Categories: Books, The Vampire Diaries | Comments Off on Exclusive: The Vampire Diaries Go Digital

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Get ready for a whole new way to feed your Salvatore addiction, folks! Starting Thursday, DC Comics will begin releasing chapters of a digital comic based on The Vampire Diaries. “The first issue is going into the mythology behind vervain,” previews Colleen Doran, who’s writing the tales on an alternating schedule with fellow comic-book contributor B. Clay Moore. “I’ve always wondered how they got all of the vervain out of Mystic Falls…it’s a really common plant, what happened? Since there’s never been an explanation, I came up with one.”

Both Doran and Moore are confessed fans of the show, which means they are committed to honoring the current TVD plots. In fact, a bulk of their ideas are aimed at filling in the blanks. “We’re mostly looking at what Damon and Stefan may have been up to at different times during their 2000 years of existence,” says Moore. “The second story, which is mine, is set directly before the show started.”

The first chapter just so happens to feature Doran’s favorite character to write and watch. “I started watching the show because of Ian Somerhalder,” she admits with a laugh, adding that it was the dreamboat’s resemblance to DC Comics character Nightwing that originally caught her fancy. “It was all about art! What a sacrifice, right?”

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