Review: The Vampire Diaries Vol. 1, Colleen Doran

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new series based on the hit CW television show! This anthology graphic novel will bring some of comics' greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death. They are vampires, you know.

Colleen Doran (born July 24, 1964) is an American writer/artist and cartoonist. She illustrated hundreds of comics, graphic novels, books and magazines, and works written by Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Anne Rice, J. Michael Straczynski, Peter David and Tori Amos. She also writes non-fiction articles and essays. Colleen lives quietly on a family farm in rural Appalachia

I love the Vampire Diaries. I read all the books and follow the tv show from the start. This comic is based on the tv show and that is obvious in the graphics. Drawn by various illustrators the characters clearly look like their tv counterparts. There is just one where this is not the case. The details in the illustrations differ in the different stories. As most of the stories were just a few pages you had to get used to a different style very quickly which kind of disturbed my experience with the book.
The stories are extra's. Based on things mentioned or situations that happened in the series but hardly every crossing it. Jumping from the now back to the past and so on. This was very disturbing as I had to guess who was a vampire or not and the relations between the people were different. This would not have been a problem if the stories would have been longer but now the change came to quick.

The Vampire Diaries
Author: Colleen Doran
Publisher: DC Comics
Pages: 432
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1401248993
ISBN-13: 9781401248994
Series: The Vampire Diaries 2013 (Printed Edition) #1-39
DC Comics: Softcover
The Vampire Diaries
3 stars

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