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The Books of Magic Vol. 2: Summonings

The Books of Magic Vol. 2: Summonings
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Gross, Gary Amaro, Peter Snejbjerg and Dick Giordano with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 1996

Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563892650

Synopsis from publisher:
Timothy Hunter, age 13, may become one of the most powerful magicians of all time. But that’s only one of his problems. In the five tales collected here, Tim contends with a heartless sorcerer and a teenage succubus, tea in Hell with a rogue angel and his junkfood-demon nemesis, a murderous Victorian cyborg, a family reunion with an insanely jealous Faerie Queen, and, perhaps worst of all, a first date.


This is the third publication collecting The Books of Magic series of comic books. It also reprints a portion of the Vertigo Rave anthology comic book. All material in this publication was written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Gary Amaro and Peter Gross, except for issues #5, #12 and #13, which were illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg and issues #6, #7 and #8, which were illustrated by Peter Gross. Vertigo Rave #1 was illustrated by Gary Amaro and Dick Giordano. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.


  1. The Books of Magic #5 (1994)
  2. The Books of Magic #6 (1994)
  3. The Books of Magic #7 (1994)
  4. The Books of Magic #8 (1994)
  5. Vertigo Rave #1 (1994) [Books of Magic story only]
  6. The Books of Magic #9 (1995)
  7. The Books of Magic #10 (1995)
  8. The Books of Magic #11 (1995)
  9. The Books of Magic #12 (1995)
  10. The Books of Magic #13 (1995)