Category Archives: Books of Faerie

The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale

The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale
By Bronwyn Carlton with John Ney Rieber (writers), Peter Gross and Vince Locke with Mark Buckingham, Ryan Kelly, Hermann Mejia and Dick Giordano (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 1999

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563895021

Synopsis from publisher:

Discover how a young boy became the haughty King Auberon of Faerie in THE BOOKS OF FAERIE: AUBERON’S TALE, a VERTIGO trade paperback (suggested for mature readers) collecting the 3-issue miniseries of the same name and other tales of Auberon and his realm.

In the AUBERON’S TALE miniseries — written by Bronwyn Carlton (THE BOOKS OF FAERIE), with art by Peter Gross (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC, THE BOOKS OF FAERIE) and Vince Locke (WITCHCRAFT: LA TERREUR) — a group of nobles’ bold plan to overthrow a mad King is undermined when an odd twist of succession places the realm’s future in the hands of a small boy who has suddenly been proclaimed monarch. Also reprinted in this handsome collection are backup features from THE BOOKS OF MAGIC #57 and #58 (written by Carlton, with art by Ryan Kelly and Hermann Mejia) which detail stories of young King Auberon. Completing the volume is 1997’s THE BOOKS OF MAGIC ANNUAL #1 (written by John Ney Rieber with art by Mark Buckingham and Dick Giordano), which tells the story of Tim Hunter’s encounter with a lonely girl on a deserted island in the Realm of Faerie, a girl who helped secure Tim’s future as the greatest magician in the world.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale, as well as two back-up stories from The Books of Magic comic book series and The Books of Magic Annual #1. All material in this publication was written by Bronwyn Carlton and illustrated by Peter Gross and Vince Locke. The Books of Magic #57 was illustrated by Ryan Kelly. The Books of Magic #58 was illustrated by Hermann Mejia. The Books of Magic Annual #1, which was written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Mark Buckingham and Dick Giordano. The cover was illustrated by Peter Gross.

This is the second Books of Faerie mini-series. The third mini-series, The Books of Faerie: Molly’s Story, has yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale #1 (1998)
  2. The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale #2 (1998)
  3. The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale #3 (1998)
  4. The Books of Magic #57 (1999) [The Books of Faerie story only]
  5. The Books of Magic #58 (1999) [The Books of Faerie story only]
  6. The Books of Magic Annual #1 (1997)
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The Books of Faerie

The Books of Faerie
By Bronwyn Carlton with John Ney Rieber (writers) and Peter Gross with Hermann Mejia (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202632

Synopsis from publisher:

From the pages of “The Books of Magic”, this is the incredible story of how an orphan girl from 11th-century England became Queen Titania of Faerie. Also included is the tale of Tim Hunter’s first meeting with his true father, Tamlin, a denizen of Faerie.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series The Books of Faerie. All material in this publication was written by Bronwyn Carlton and illustrated by Peter Gross, except for Arcana Annual #1, which was written by John Ney Rieber. The cover was painted by Hermann Mejia.

Arcana Annual #1 is part of The Children’s Crusade, a cross-over event that was told through five ‘Annual’ issues and a two-issue mini-series titled The Children’s Crusade published by Vertigo in 1993. Aside from this issue, the event has yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Faerie #1 (1997)
  2. The Books of Faerie #2 (1997)
  3. The Books of Faerie #3 (1997)
  4. Arcana/The Books of Magic Annual #1 (1994)