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Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
By Neil Gaiman with Matt Wagner (writers), Stephen Bissette, Richard Piers Rayner, Mike Hoffman, Mike Mignola, Dave McKean and Teddy Kristiansen with John Totleben and Kim DeMulder (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2000

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389517X

Synopsis from publisher:
An award-winning comic book writer and a best-selling novelist, Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most talented and imaginative modern-day authors. An amazing storyteller who weaves intricate plots into thought-provoking tales, Gaiman is credited with expanding the comic book medium into other literary genres. Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author’s earliest work. Included in these never-before-reprinted and original publications are entertaining tales featuring the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, the Swamp Thing, and John Constantine.

Notes:
This publication collects issues from various comic book series. All material was written by Neil Gaiman. The first story was a previously unpublished Swamp Thing story with art by Stephen Bissette and John Totleben. The second story reprints the first story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Richard Piers Rayner and Mike Hoffman with Kim DeMulder. The third story is the second story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Mike Mignola. The fourth story reprints Hellblazer #27 with art by Dave McKean. The fifth story reprints the 64-page original graphic novel Sandman Midnight Theatre, co-written with Matt Wagner and painted by Teddy Kristiansen. The cover was created by Dave McKean.

Hellblazer #27 was also reprinted in Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection. Sandman Midnight Theatre was published as an original graphic novel, but has since gone out of print. Swamp Thing Annual #5 had previously not been reprinted or collected.

Contents:

  1. previously unpublished Swamp Thing story
  2. Swamp Thing Annual #5 (1989) (first 42-page story and second 10-page story only; excludes 2-page “Who’s Who” profile)
  3. Hellblazer #27 (1990)
  4. Sandman Midnight Theatre (1995)
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Hellblazer: The Fear Machine

Hellblazer: The Fear Machine
By Jamie Delano (writer), Mark Buckingham, Richard Piers Rayner and Mike Hoffman with Alfredo Alcala and Phil Hale (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401218105

Synopsis from publisher:
In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that’s tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company’s aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?

Notes:
The third collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the third collection of Jamie Delano’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Jamie Delano and illustrated by Mark Buckingham and Alfredo Alcala. However, issues #14 to #16 were illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner and Mark Buckingham, and Mike Hoffman drew issue #17. The cover to this publication was painted by Phil Hale.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #14 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #15 (1989)
  3. Hellblazer #16 (1989)
  4. Hellblazer #17 (1989)
  5. Hellblazer #18 (1989)
  6. Hellblazer #19 (1989)
  7. Hellblazer #20 (1989)
  8. Hellblazer #21 (1989)
  9. Hellblazer #22 (1989)

Hellblazer: The Devil You Know

Hellblazer: The Devil You Know
By Jamie Delano (writer), Richard Piers Rayner, Bryan Talbot, David Lloyd, Glenn Fabry, Dean Motter and Mark Buckingham with Mike Hoffman (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401212697

Synopsis from publisher:
This volume features some of Constantine’s earliest adventures by writer Jamie Delano, including his first victory in the long war with the demon Nergal and an encounter with a strange woman who is the embodiment of the world’s horrors, painted by V FOR VENDETTA co-creator David Lloyd.

Notes:
The second collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the second collection of Jamie Delano’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Jamie Delano. Issues #10 through 13 were illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner and Mark Buckingham. Mike Hoffman contributed additional artwork for issue #13. Hellblazer Annual #1 was handled by artist Bryan Talbot, with a sequence by Dean Motter. The publication also includes the 2-issue Hellblazer mini-series The Horrorist by Delano and artist David Lloyd. It was originally published in 1995. The cover to this publication was painted by Glenn Fabry and originally appeared in 1994 as the cover to Hellblazer #81.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #10 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #11 (1988)
  3. Hellblazer #12 (1988)
  4. Hellblazer #13 (1989)
  5. Hellblazer Annual #1 (1989)
  6. The Horrorist #1 (1995)
  7. The Horrorist #2 (1996)