The Books of Magic
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom 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... show more
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom 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.
Publish date: January 29th 2013
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Magic 0
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the "TrenchCoat Brigade" is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter. John Constantine, the Phantom Stranger, Dr. Occult, and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms. Along the way...
"i can't help but feel really disappointed. The Books of Magic is lacking in both resonance and imagination. fun but forgettable" - Mark Monday Kind of agree with that. Ambivalent about this. I did enjoy it - it's been a long time since I read graphic novels and it was fun to encounter some of c...
This was pretty good, but there were some moments when it felt a little "long in the tooth." The point of the graphic novel, which actually collects a four-issue story, is to introduce Tim Hunter, a young 12-year old boy to the world of magic. He has the potential to be a great magician someday, but...
This was a huge read, but I enjoyed it. Gotta love Gaiman's stories within the Vertigo/DC universe. While it looks a lot like Harry Potter, it is nothing like it. Didn't really care for parts, but much like Sandman, it's just such an epic journey.
Four stars for the artwork, two for the story. This is a beautifully illustrated meandering mess of a story. Precocious 12-year old Tim Hunter is chosen to get an introduction to magic so he can make a decision about his life, but somebody would have to tell you that, as the other characters frequ...