Death: At Death's Door (Death Series #1)

Death: At Death's Door (Death Series #1)

by Jill Thompson
     
 

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A member of the Endless, a family of beings who have existed longer than the gods, Death enjoys manifesting herself in the persona of a young Gothic girl. Along with her siblings, she interacts and influences the lives of humans on a daily basis. In this manga-style adventure, Death's little sisters, Delirium and Despair, have thrown a party at her apartment for

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A member of the Endless, a family of beings who have existed longer than the gods, Death enjoys manifesting herself in the persona of a young Gothic girl. Along with her siblings, she interacts and influences the lives of humans on a daily basis. In this manga-style adventure, Death's little sisters, Delirium and Despair, have thrown a party at her apartment for hell's escapees. But as the festivities get out of control, it falls on Death's black-clad shoulders to regain order and save the afterlife. Printed in black, white, and gray tones, this trade paperback weaves an eccentric tale of danger, romance, humor, and fun. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

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Library Journal
In this manga-esque spin-osff of Neil Gaiman's popular series, Thompson presents a retelling of some of the events of the fourth "Sandman" volume, Season of Mists, interspersed with new material of her own. Here, the Sandman (a.k.a. Dream) goes to Hell to try to free an old lover, and Lucifer, who has closed Hell and sent away all of the demons and souls, gives Dream the key to Hell. As Dream deals with the various gods and other beings who desire the key, Dream's sister, the popular goth girl Death, throws a party for Hell's inhabitants. Thompson's Death is undeniably cute, and the retelling of the original story in shojo manga (girls' comics) style is compelling, but the comedy at Death's party clashes with the seriousness of Dream's story. This is probably a better introduction to "Sandman" for manga fans than vice versa, but those who are already fans of both will be entertained. There's a bit of nudity (actually, Despair is always nude). Recommended for older teens and adults, wherever "Sandman" is popular. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563899386
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Death Series, #1
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
330,016
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 7.35(h) x 0.62(d)

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