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The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime – Book 1

The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime – Book 1
By Si Spencer (writer), Neil Gaiman (co-plotter) and Dean Ormston with Frank Quitely (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204880

Synopsis from publisher:
Tim Hunter returns in this first collection of his new title, collecting the initial story arc from issues #1-5 as co-plotted by Neil Gaiman. This new take on the Hunter is loaded with dystopian undercurrents and psychological horror.

Notes:

This is the ninth publication collecting The Books of Magic series of comic books, specifically collecting the first issues of The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Si Spencer, with additional plotting by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Dean Ormston. The cover was painted by Frank Quitely.

The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime continued until issue #15. Spencer, Gaiman and Ormston remained on as the creative team. Duncan Fegredo illustrated issues #6 and #10. Steve Yeowell provided additional artwork for issues #11 and #12. These issues have yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #1 (2004)
  2. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #2 (2004)
  3. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #3 (2004)
  4. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #4 (2004)
  5. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #5 (2005)