Madame Xanadu, Vol. 1: Disenchanted
Legendary creator Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY) and rising star artist Amy Reeder Hadley, present Vertigo's newest ongoing fantasy epic MADAM XANADU.Centuries long and around the far reaches of the globe, her tale winds before the ageless fortuneteller, whose... show more
Legendary creator Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY) and rising star artist Amy Reeder Hadley, present Vertigo's newest ongoing fantasy epic MADAM XANADU.Centuries long and around the far reaches of the globe, her tale winds before the ageless fortuneteller, whose powers of sight can change the course of human events.As the mysterious past of Madam Xanadu is slowly unraveled, Wagner takes us on a journey throughout her history, from a medieval kingdom beset by foul sorcery to the court of Kublai Khan. Eventually Madam Xanadu returns to Europe as mystic advisor to Marie Antoinette, and as political tensions begin to boil, the Phantom Stranger makes his return. This time he seeks to kick-start the revolution and ensures that Paris's streets run red - a blood sacrifice that will keep certain demonic forces at bay.Readers will also be happy to discover that the fan-favorite character Death from THE SANDMAN makes a special appearanceas Madam Xanadu wagers her immortality in a game of chance against.
Publish date: July 21st 2009
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Series: Madame Xanadu ; issues 1-10 (#1)
More fine artwork from Amy Reeder Hadley, this time paired with an excellent story from Matt Wagner. Spanning distances from Arthur's England to Marco Polo's Asia to, of course, some spectral Nowhere, the narrative tells of the exile of a forest nymph and her dealings across eras with someone known...
Madame Xanadu is a bit of a niche character, and I doubt I would have heard much of her if she hadn't been included in the new [b:Justice League Dark|13532152|Justice League Dark, Vol. 1 In the Dark|Peter Milligan|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1345666722s/13532152.jpg|19093828]. I was surprised to d...
I find the stories fairly dull, but, my god, the art. You can see the manga influence in the way Amy Reeder does page layouts, and some of the sleekness of the character design.
Lovely artwork from Amy Reeder Hadley. The story was interesting, but Madame Xanadu, as a character, fell a little short of my expectations. I felt that she had the potential to be a lot more interesting, not to mention likable. The Phantom Stranger was simply annoying and had a serious lack of comm...
This first volume of a series amounts as an origin story for Madame Xanadu, from her original identity as Nimue, to her final resolution to help people with her powers of foresight.Art-wise, very interesting, some lovely pieces.Plot-wise, I hated it. Nimue/Xanadu is a seer of immense naivety, ineff...