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TIMELESS TALES OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES—FROM THE LEGENDARY CREATOR OF THE SANDMAN AND AMERICAN GODS. What evil is so powerful that it can melt the Man of Steel—and extinguish the Green Lantern’s light? How did Poison Ivy’s power first take root—and where did the Riddler find his calling? Who killed the Batman—and will the legend of the Dark Knight ever really end? The answers to all these questions and more are revealed in THE DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN: THE DELUXE EDITION, collecting for the first time in a single volume eight of the award-winning author’s celebrated stories of super-heroics! Illustrated by a host of comics’ top talents—including Andy Kubert, Mark Buckingham, Simon Bisley, Michael Allred, John Totleben, Matt Wagner, Kevin Nowlan and Jim Aparo—THE DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN features all-star adventures from the pages of SECRET ORIGINS, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, SOLO and WEDNESDAY COMICS, as well as the never-before-reprinted graphic novel GREEN LANTERN/SUPERMAN: LEGEND OF THE GREEN FLAME and the complete saga of BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER?, with afterwords from the author and a special sketchbook section from Andy Kubert.
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About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE and the creator of the critically acclaimed Vertigo series, THE SANDMAN. His other books include the novels ANANSI BOYS, NEVERWHERE and STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Awards as one of 2000’s top ten adult novels for young adults) and the short fiction collections M IS FOR MAGIC, FRAGILE THINGS and SMOKE AND MIRRORS. His illustrated novel STARDUST was released as a major motion picture in Summer 2007 starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. He is also the author of the children’s books THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS and THE DAY I TRADED MY DAD FOR A GOLDFISH. Among his many awards are the Eisner, Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.
Date of Birth:November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:Portchester, England
Education:Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77