22 December 2012 5:18 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Back in 2009 horror auteur Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone) added another string to his bloody bow when he and co-author Chuck Hogan released The Strain, the first of a trilogy of vampire novels, since completed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011). The first book has now been given the graphic novel treatment, with Del Toro handing the creative reins to writer David Lapham; who, along with artist Mike Huddlestone and colorist Dan Jackson, has been given the green light to adapt the story as they see fit into the ongoing comic series, the first six issues of which are collected here.

Not having read any of the novels, I can’t comment on how faithful the adaptation is, but having read a good number of vampire novels, graphic and otherwise, I do feel somewhat qualified to report that while Del Toro’s take on »

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