Daniel X: Alien Hunter (Graphic Novel) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up

This splashy, somewhat nonsensical graphic novel is sure to find an audience despite its flaws. Daniel X is an orphan, his parents murdered by an evil alien. But Daniel, like his father before him, is also an alien, and not a regular one at that-he's a superhuman hunter of evil aliens. With a wealth of fantastical abilities and a list of baddies to catch (including his parents' killer), the teen is on a quest to rid the Earth of unwanted visitors. Along the way he meets Kildare, another alien and the son of one of the evildoers on the list, and the two team up to take down Kildare's gangster-alien father. The book is filled with clichés and ridiculous plot twists, and kids unable to suspend their disbelief will find the book lacking. However, the action-packed story line, kinetic computer-generated art, and Patterson's name are sure to attract readers.-Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Kirkus Reviews
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. After the murder of his parents, Daniel discovers his father left him a special List of Alien Outlaws. As an alien hunter, he is no stranger to peril and must help rid the universe of these maniacal interplanetary villains. Armed with his intellect and the power to shapeshift, he embarks to destroy Alien Outlaw Number Seven, who has recently attacked Tokyo. Though endowed with extraordinary gifts and purpose (saving the world is no small calling), Daniel is lonely and has little contact with others. When he befriends Number Seven's son in order to learn more about him, he finds his first friend, whose father he must ultimately destroy. The art and pacing is similar to a Saturday morning cartoon: fast and furious, neatly resolving itself by the end of this episode; the only thing missing are commercials for sugary cereals. Featuring more style than substance, this formulaic adventure offers few surprises. Will readers clamor for more of Daniel's adventures? It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606072953
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Daniel X Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 127
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James Patterson

James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series Maximum Ride. More than 140 million of his books have been sold around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.

Leopoldo Gout has extensively written, directed, and produced media—from film and animation projects to novels and contemporary art—for organizations worldwide. He lives in New York City.

Klaus Lyngeled is a Swedish illustrator and artist who has worked with games, film and comics for over 15 years on games like "Enter The Matrix" and "Wild9."

Jon Girin, born in Lyon, France, has worked in comics, graphic design and illustration. He has also worked for the French video game industry, illustrating and designing characters for games such as "Parabellum."

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    Can't Wait!!!

    When I first heard about The Dangerous Days of Daniel X I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it since it's about aliens, but I loved it! And I love graphic novels, so I'm really excited about Daniel X: Alien Hunter. It's like everything I love all rolled into one. Graphic novels, Daniel X, and its by James Patterson. The wait is killing me!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    Daniel X is my HERO!!!

    If Daniel X were a real person and about 10 years older, I WOULD SO TOTALLY DATE HIM! i have never fallen in love with a character like i fell in love with him! James Patterson better be putting these novels out as fast as he can because I just cannot get enough! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good adventure novel!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

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    Aliens, oh my!

    I loved this book from the very first page. Very funny and gross at the same time. Very descriptive which makes it gross. Fighting off aliens to save the world...can't get much better. Move over Men in Black.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2009

    enjoyed by 12 yo

    My son (12 at the time) enjoyed reading this graphic novel. He was through with it in one afternoon/evening - pretty much in one sitting. He really enjoyed the storyline of an alien hunter trying to save the world from bad aliens. He usually reads 'regular' books, but this graphic novel format was a nice change of pace.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Patterson...hmmmmm

    I really enjoyed the Maximum Ride series so I tried this one. It's not as good at bridging the age-gap. Max Ride was a good easy read for adults, this one is definately geared towards teens. Good book for them - well written with some current references and some slang that they will connect with.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2009

    i like pie

    It was my favorite book

    It was one of my favorite books because it has lots of action. In one part Daniel rips the guts and heart out of an alien that is much stronger and more experienced than him. Daniel is an alien hunter and hunts down and kills aliens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Not the Patterson I love

    The bird kids went from very good (if you stretch your imagination) to mediocre in later issues of the series, but this is over the wall. Maybe it will be interesting to fifth graders.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

    James Patterson¿s hero, Daniel X, is the perfect character to be represented in a graphic novel. The science fiction adventures that Daniel X finds himself ensnared in are perfect for this format of storytelling. One does not have to have read THE DANGEROUS DAYS OF DANIEL X to enjoy or appreciate the eye-catching story depicted in DANIEL X: ALIEN HUNTER.<BR/><BR/>Daniel isn¿t your typical teenage boy. He¿s an orphan. And, oh yeah, he¿s an alien. His parents were universally (and I mean that literally) famous alien hunters. Number 1 on their list murdered them when Daniel was a small boy. He has followed in their footsteps and won¿t rest until he has done his job and avenged their deaths.<BR/><BR/>In DANIEL X: ALIEN HUNTER, Daniel faces off against the Game Consortium. The story takes place in the dark corners of Tokyo. Daniel is after who he refers to as Number 7. To complicate matters, Daniel discovers Number 7 has a son, Kildare. Daniel somehow knows that Kildare isn¿t evil like his father. If he can get to know Kildare, maybe he can discover a way to get to Number 7.<BR/><BR/>But before long, Number 7 is onto Daniel, and Kildare and Daniel are fighting for their lives. Number 7 may be too strong for the two boys to defeat.<BR/><BR/>Through clever storytelling and brilliant artwork, the story of Daniel X comes alive for the reader. Even if you¿re not a fan of graphic novels, the story pulls you in and captures your attention. DANIEL X: ALIEN HUNTER is a nice addition to the series. It stands on its own accord, but also enhances the first novel by Mr. Patterson & Mr. Ledwidge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2008

    Un - Patterson as I know him

    I picked up Daniel X thinking I would get another thriller. In my opinion what I got was way out of my reading class. I guess I'm just an old fogey whare I believe Paterson is best.<BR/><BR/>Forget anymore Alien books.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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