The Books of Magic

The Books of Magic

Graphic Novel - 1993
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From Neil Gaiman, the bestselling novelist and creator of the world-renownedcomics title The Sandman , comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers andopportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities. Illustrated by four ofcomics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, andPaul Johnson, The Books of Magic collects all four issues of the originalmini-series that introduced the character of Timothy Hunter and set the stagefor his continuing adventures. Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does hereally want to be? Guided through the magical world starting at the begining oftime by a group of DC Universe magicians, often refered to as the TrenchcoatBrigade (John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult), theyattempt 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 forhim!
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c1993.
ISBN: 9781401237813
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 741. 5 GAI
Characteristics: [196] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bolton, John 1951-- Illustrator


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Jul 07, 2016

This was a great read if you are into the dark and unusual. I really enjoyed the artwork as well.

Sep 14, 2014

The boy, Timothy Hunter, reminds me of Harry Potter with over-sized black-rimmed glasses, dark hair, and an introduction to magic. It was neat with appearances from Sandman and Death and an unexpected ending...

Jul 31, 2014

An interesting story with less than exquisite artwork.

Jul 03, 2014

I only checked it out because I read somewhere that Death of the Endless would make an appearance. It was pretty good though

theorbys Oct 12, 2013

Although the main character was not very appealing, I enjoyed this somewhat encyclopedic and panoramic transtemporal voyage through DC's occult and paranormal universe(s). The art work really was exactly right and added more than a lot to the experience. Definitely not Sandman level work however.

Erin_C_Carr Jan 07, 2013

Beautiful - story and art wise. It gives a beautiful feel of magic and what it can feel like in your life.

Oct 15, 2011

Interesting premise - I must say that I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of story and language I've found in the "graphic novels" I've experimented with - these are not the comic books of our youth - I would recommend them to "reluctant readers"

Jun 25, 2011

This was an amazing read. I think everyone should read it! Oh, and for those who have read Neil Gaiman's "Instructions" poem (which is lots of people 'cause it keeps appearing in Fragile Things, M is for Magic, it's own picture book...anyway) you can see hints of it when Tim goes to Fairytale land. :D

Dec 01, 2010

This is a must-read for anyone who enjoyed the Sandman. The magical worlds and creatures in this series are haunting and beautiful and Tim Hunter is full of wit and sass. There are also guest appearances made by other Neil Gaiman characters.

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