The Strain Volume 1 and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$16.72
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Save: $3.27 (16%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Strain Volume 1 Paperback – November 13, 2012


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.72
$12.07 $6.28

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime



Frequently Bought Together

The Strain Volume 1 + The Strain Volume 2 + The Strain Volume 3 The Fall
Price for all three: $45.64

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 81%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Children's Halloween Books
Visit the Children's Halloween Bookstore to find everything from pumpkin picture books to spooky chapter books.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: The Strain
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; 1ST edition (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616550325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616550325
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"David Lapham adapts the popular horror book series with his signature style of grit, terror, and tension."--IGN.com



"Huddleston brings every single character to life in a way that aids the text to make you care. Dan Jackson's colors superbly bring each locale a specific feel."--Comic Book Resource

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

The art is very well done.
J. Rivera
A really good story that needs to better flesh out the characters and give them some depth.
Morrigan Alexandros
Adapted from a the trio of novels by the same name, this comic book series is fantastic.
David R. Sefranek

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Rivera on July 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
Death, horror, and vampires all wrapped up in a graphic novel! This is the first TWO original volumes combined into one book! This was something I could not pass up. Although, I must confess, when I first got this, I had not fully read the summary so based on the covers and images I had scene with the biohazard warnings, I expected zombies. Still, I was very happy to have read this and more to come below and the vampire/zombie confusion.

The book centers mostly on CDC expert Dr. Goodweather and his partner. They are on assignment to figured out why a plane lands and then suddenly everyone in the plane mysteriously dies. But as the doctor and his partner investigate further, they learn the passengers are not "dead" for long. They come back as vampires and start attacking others. A race against time with enemies on all sides.

We mainly follow The good doctor as he struggles to balance his home life and work. He is in an ugly custody battle for his son when this all goes down. There is some great personal relations going on in the book. At first he is facing a medical mystery. Then a violent nightmare! In addition to his character we also get snippets into other officers, doctors, victims and a villain who is using his power and money to destroy mankind.

The art is very well done. Each character unique and very expressive. The violence is very graphic. And please note, very mature artwork containing violence and nudity. While I can enjoy what is in this, I would be horrified if a child got their hands on this! Great detail is given on every image. And it is very well done. The full page inserts were especially well done! The characters looked almost real. The only thing less that thrilling were that many of the "vampires" looked the same.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Adam Hasser on July 23, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The 3 star rating is strictly so that I can comment on people unhappy/unaware they bought, or are considering buying, this Graphic Novel. Below are some ways to tell the difference between Novels and Graphic Novels.

When a book is listed at 120-240 pages and has illustrator/s listed under the title, that should be a good indication that said book is a graphic novel. Here's another give away "Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download." Also Paperback Graphic Novels have a list price of $15-$25 and are typically 10x7.

Dark Horse is smartly splitting each book into 2 volumes. This way they can tell the whole story with out glossing over all of the details. In other words don't expect to buy the first 3 volumes and be done with the story. It's going to be 6 volumes.

I've read the first issue of this volume and thought it was pretty good. I've read the books and I'm now watching the show as well. It seems like most people who have read the books, and like comics, enjoy the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob W M on July 11, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
THE STRAIN is a solid vampire thriller and is excellent in graphic novel form. Some reviewers have complained that the story is cliche, and to some extent they are right in that THE STRAIN is not completely original -- it is a story clearly in the tradition of Stoker's DRACULA.

The tale begins with a plane landing in at the JFK with its crew and passengers mysteriously dead and a coffin full of dirt stowed away in its cargo hold -- a scene that pays homage to Count Dracula's infamous landing in London. The rest of the story proceeds similarly, the scenes and characters repeatedly tying back to Stoker's classic tale of vampirism (including a vampire-slayer/professor) while still remaining refreshingly modern.

Although good, THE STRAIN, VOLUME 1 is not without its flaws. The story itself is strong, but most of characters (including the lead) are somewhat bland; however, since this volume is just the beginning of the tale, hopefully they'll be more fully fleshed-out in future volumes. Additionally, the artwork takes some getting used to -- the covers are fantastic, but Huddleston's work is a bit inconsistent. Mostly the characters and figures are relatively detailed and well-drawn, but sometimes panels feature oddly distorted figures that seem out of place. This distracted me at first, but by the end of the book I scarcely noticed.

THE STRAIN is perhaps not the best vampire comic out there (that would probably be Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE), but it is nonetheless solid, entertaining, and horrific enough to be a welcome break from more sparkly vampire fiction.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By QuietNoise on December 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have read this series from Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro, and I could always see the movie in this. In fact, I thought it had been written to be made into a movie. So when I heard there was a graphic novel coming out, I was somewhat excited by the prospect. I hate to say this, but this one disappointed me. When I got the galley, it had this beautiful, if somewhat scary, cover design. I will show you.

As you can see, lots of style with this and it made me want to open it up. After a few more beautifully painted pages, the graphic novel starts in a totally different style. In my opinion, this did not work for the story line.

Many of the characters did not resemble the picture I had in my head of them. The creatures looked great on the painted pages, but did not work quite as well when in comic style.

The story held true to the book and the action moved very well, so in that aspect it is very good.

I think this is one of those graphic novels that you would want to read before the actual book. I can see, when done in that order, this would be quite a thrill ride but for me, it was good - but not great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?