Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #4

Dabel Brothers

Guilty Pleasures, Guilty Pleasures, Part 4

Jan 2007
Modern Age / USA / English
Comic / 32 pages


WriterLaurell K. Hamilton, Stacie M. Ritchie
ArtistBrett Booth
ColoristImaginary Friends Studio
LettererBill Tortolini
Cover ArtistBrett Booth
EditorMark Paniccia, Sean J. Jordan
Editor in ChiefJoe Quesada


Anita Blake
Winter (Nikolas Andreyvitch Kamarov)


The vampire in the golden mask is named Valentine. The mask covers burns caused by holy water, and Anita wielded it. Valentine attacked her once, nearly killing her and causing the scars she carries on her arm and neck. Valentine promises to come for Anita and finish the job he started, once Anita finds the vampire murderer. Anita drives home for a well-deserved night's sleep only to be confronted by another person from her past--Edward. Anita is called the Executioner by the vampires. They call Edward Death, and even Anita fears him. Edward has discovered that Anita met with the Master of the City, and he wants to know where her lair is. When Anita won't tell him, Edward gives her a few days to divulge the information or else he'll be back and things won't go as pleasantly. Anita goes to bed, but her dreams are plagued by visions of Jean-Claude attacking and feeding from her. Anita is awakened by her friend, Veronica 'Ronnie' Sims. She tells Ronnie about the previous night, especially what happened with her friend Catherine, and warns Ronnie to watch her back.