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

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

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by James Patterson, Leopoldo Gout, Klaus Lyngeled (Illustrator)

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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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Turtleback Books
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Daniel X Series
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

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."

Brief Biography

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

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Daniel X 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh!!!!!!! They ABSOLUTELY HAVE to come out with a fourth manga version!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!! PLEASE times a million!!!!! PLEASE times infinity!!!! And if the author and illustrator ( i forgot their names please forgive me!) Are working on the story right now then GOOD LUCK !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome. What more do u need to say? >w< :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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Evansmom99 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I just love the art style for this series. The character designs are really well done. Another good volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love, love, LOVE this book, is there 4th one soon???? :(
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Danial X +Michal Vey that would be the best book everrrrrrr!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! They have to make the fourth and fith one!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A young adult graphic novel, Daniel X: Alien Hunter is based upon the book series. I haven¿t read the book series, so I¿m not sure if it¿s the same storyline or not. The best part of the graphic novel is the quick moving action scenes and I love graphic novels that keep moving. I would have labeled this book as children¿s graphic novel as it is slightly less complicated than the Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson series of books. While many things are left unclear and caused confusion in our household upon starting to read the graphic novel¿.he¿s an ¿alien hunter¿ does that mean he¿s an alien who is a hunter, or a hunter of aliens? Actually, both are true. He is an alien who hunts aliens. However, that was unclear in the first few pages when he is fighting humans. Yeah. So if the kids can see past that, they can get enamored with Daniel X¿s cool skills of imagining things and making them happen. That¿s a useful talent to have, so useful you would think that he would never face any trouble that he can¿t get out of by just thinking it, but apparently that doesn¿t work that way and there are more complications thrown at him. The book doesn¿t leave me wanting to run out to read the series of books, though it was entertaining as a quick read. The art work, while not my favorite, wasn¿t bad for the type of sci-fi kids book it was. One of the aliens that is quickly dispatched was perhaps the cutest, most adorable alien ever, and it was a good alien, but there was very little grief over the loss of him, which annoyed me a bit as we lingered on the bad guys more than anything else. Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
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