The Books of Magic (Paperback)

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Loved these comics in high school but I had no idea who the author was back then. Timothy Hunter is a young untrained sorcerer who is just trying to figure his life out in the midst of all the chaos that is the world of magic. The art changes from series to series of the Hunter story line but it always maintains a surreal and untamed element that easily blends with the wildly unique and fascinating events of The Books of Magic.

— Eric, Atlanta


From Neil Gaiman, the bestselling novelist and creator of the world-renowned comics title The Sandman, comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities.  Illustrated by four of comics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess and Paul Johnson, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC collects all four issues of the original miniseries that introduced the character of Timothy Hunter and set the stage for his continuing adventures.

Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does he really want to be?  Guided through the magical world starting at the begining of time by a group of DC Universe magicians, often refered to as the Trenchcoat Brigade (John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult), they attempt to aid Timothy in his decision whether or not to embrace his gift.  However, by the time Timothy makes a choice, it may have already been made for him.

About the Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781401246860
ISBN-10: 1401246869
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 208
Language: English