Neil Gaiman is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE (illustrated by Dave McKean). His other novels include NEVERWHERE, STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults), the short fiction collection SMOKE AND MIRRORS and the critically acclaimed comic book series THE SANDMAN. He is the author of the children's book THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS (illustrated by Dave McKean). Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award.
The Books of Magicby Neil Gaiman, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, Roger Zelazny (Introduction)
/Neil Gaiman /John Bolton, Charles Vess, Scott Hampton /and Paul Johnson, illustrators In this supernatural tour de force by award winning writer Neil Gaiman, DC's occult characters guide young Tim Hunter
- DC Comics
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.63(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 - 18 Years
Meet the Author
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Date of Birth:
- November 10, 1960
- Place of Birth:
- Portchester, England
- Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
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All four original issues of franchise are put into one. Possibly better known for his Sandman graphics but, when people ask how I've been introduced to Neil Gaiman, my answer is automatically this. It's about four men introducing a teen named Tim from a broken home into a world beyond our own. All four issues are done by four brilliant artists so each chapter of this story has it's own uniqueness.
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the "TrenchCoat Brigade" is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter. John Constantine, the Phantom Stranger, Dr. Occult, and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms. Along the way he's introduced to Vertigo's greatest practitioners of magic and must choose whether or not to join their ranks. The artwork is decent and the story is pretty good. Though I’m not sure I understood parts of it. Anyway, ever since I read about Constantine in The Sandman, he’s been a favorite character of mine. I’d love to read more about him. The other three guys are freaky weird. I’m not sure Timothy got what they were trying to tell him. He may be blinded by the new shiny…magic. I know he’s only 12, but I hope he uses his head. If I can find the rest of the graphic novels at the library then I’ll continue on. If not, oh well.
a dark look at the history and future of magic. . for magic to be possible all you have to do is believe...
I've read it at least for times in a row now and it gets better every time. This is a riveting tale of magic and wonder in which a boy experiences different aspects of magic through adventures with for magical guides. Both the story and imagery are incredible. I also thoroughly enjoyed Roger Zelazny's introduction, a man who i consider one of the greatest fantasy and Sci fi writers of all time. It's a real shame they don't have more of his work on the nook app.