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Clive Barker's Hellraiser Masterpieces Volume 2

Overview

Classic tales of horror and high strangeness come to you in Volume 2 of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES. Collecting the best of the Epic Comics Hellraiser series, this volume features top-notch talent by the likes of Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX), Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK), Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Kyle Baker (NAT TURNER), and more! Perfect for any Hellraiser fan's collection!

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Overview

Classic tales of horror and high strangeness come to you in Volume 2 of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES. Collecting the best of the Epic Comics Hellraiser series, this volume features top-notch talent by the likes of Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX), Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK), Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Kyle Baker (NAT TURNER), and more! Perfect for any Hellraiser fan's collection!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608862740
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 977,628
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Barker

Clive Barker is the is the worldwide bestselling author of the Books of Blood, and numerous novels including Imajica, The Great and Secret Show, Sacrament and Galilee. In addition to his work as a novelist and short story writer he also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for the stage and screen. His films include Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed and Candyman. His comic book work includes creating the Razorline imprint at Marvel Comics and the 3-D comic book Seduth with IDW Publishing. Story by Clive Barker, Dwayne McDuffie, Larry Wachowski, Jan Strnad, John Rozum, et al. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Kyle Baker, Mike Zeck, Mark Texeira, Colleen Doran, Sam Keith, John Van Fleet, et al.

Biography

Nothing ever begins....Nothing is fixed. In and out the shuttle goes, fact and fiction, mind and matter woven into patterns that may have only this in common: that hidden among them is a filigree that will with time become a world.

It must be arbitrary, then, the place at which we choose to embark.

Somewhere between a past half forgotten and a future as yet only glimpsed."

And here is as good a place as any to begin with Clive Barker, the author of strange and scary stories such as the novel that begins above, Weaveworld. Barker is probably best known as the creator of the Hellraiser franchise -- which began with the novella The Hellbound Heart; later became the 1987 horror classic that Barker directed; and was then a comic from 1989-1994. He accomplished the print-to-film-to-comic trifecta again with Nightbreed, the film version of which was released in 1990.

Barker drew attention with his early '80s story volumes, Books of Blood. His first novel, The Damnation Game, not only put him on a par authors such as Stephen King but earned praise from those same authors. He is widely admired for weaving into his scary stories complex themes about human nature and desires.

In addition to crafting his signature novels, a chilling amalgam of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, Barker is an accomplished artist. (His comic Ectokids is in development as a movie project at Nickelodeon.) He has also written for children -- a fact that surprises readers familiar only with his disturbing adult oeuvre. But, in fact, his children's tales (The Thief of Always, Abarat, etc.) are among his most imaginative.

No matter what his audience or medium, Barker's stories are effective because it's clear that he takes his work, and his genre, very seriously -- and expects the same from his audience. In an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, he told us "[Fantasy and horror] liberate us into a world in which our frustrations and our repressions can take an exoticized form, rendering them more safely and also, if we dare, more approachable."

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 5, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Liverpool, England
    1. Education:
      Liverpool University
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