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Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – Z

First Second Books’ Vampire Month is over, and now our Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires is, too!

Here is another nice manga vampire (they have a lot of vampires!).


Zero Kiryu

Zero Kiryu is one of the main characters of Vampire Knight (he is the guy on the left), a manga by Matsuri Hino that has a very clever premise.

The Cross Academy is the setting of the comic, and it is a school where the people behind it feel that it is unfair for vampires not to get the same education as humans, so the school has two classes – a Day Class of humans and a Night Class of vampires.

The stars of the comic, Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu, are guardians – they keep the Night Class from hurting the Day Class and they keep the Day Class from finding out that the Night Class ARE vampires.

Yuki is a young pureblood vampire who thinks she is a human. She was saved as a young girl by Kaname Kuran, the other main character of the series, who is also a pureblood.

Zero’s family were killed by vampires, so he wants to hunt them down and kill them, bu he learns that he, too, is a vampire!! He was bitten years earlier and is now a rare form of vampire – a vampire that was once human.

In the Vampire Knight universe, most vampires are just the children of other vampires. Pureblood vampires are the only ones who can turn humans into vampires, so there are not many human turned vampires. A main problem with humans turned into vampires is that they almost always eventually go insane, as humans cannot deal with becoming vampires.

The comic is mostly a love triangle between Yuki, Zero and Kaname. If Yuki is Kate, then Zero is Sawyer and Kaname is Jack.

Kaname does not like Zero, but he admires his spirt and understands that Zero would do anything to protect Yuki, which Kaname respects.

It’s really quite a cute series.

Okay, folks, that’s it for the Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires! Hope you had fun!!


Tom Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2008 at 5:37 am

“I am the Alphabet and the Omega,
the first and the last,
the beginning and the end.”

-Revelation 22:13


The time has come to say good-night:

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2)

Now crack on with the A-Z of comicbook nazis!

Wait, that’s a *guy* on the left?

I was expecting Zeke, Joseph Michael Linsner’s vampire from “A Vampire Christmas”.
Thanks for the alphabet Brian. I can’t wait to see the next one.

This was adapted or ripped off into a TV series in the late ’90s. I have no idea what it was called, but the show was pretty much X-Men with vampires. There was some guy running a prestigious boarding school who had a secret basement in it where he tried to train young vampires to function out on society without killing people, and it was hinted that the guy was a vampire or something himself, though I don’t remember his past actually being revealed.

i love this series!!! ive read it all and its amazing im actually going to youmacon this october 29-31!!! and im going as yuki cross!!!!! hehe ^_^

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