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The Cowboy Wally Show

The Cowboy Wally Show
By Kyle Baker (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200508

Synopsis from publisher:
Kyle Baker’s 1988 cult classic is re-presented in a handsome softcover edition. THE COWBOY WALLY SHOW examines the career of TV and film’s most notorious figure, a man who gleefully foists all manner of unscrupulous, unwholesome and downright unhealthy diversions upon his audience.

Notes:

This publication is an original graphic novel. All material in this publication was written and illustrated by Kyle Baker.

The Cowboy Wally Show was originally published as a hardcover graphic novel in 1988 by Doubleday. Marlowe & Company reprinted the graphic novel in 1996. Both of these editions are currently out of print. This third edition from Vertigo republishes the same contents as the previous editions.

Reprints:

  1. The Cowboy Wally Show (1988)
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Sandman Midnight Theatre

Sandman Midnight Theatre
By Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner (writers) and Teddy Kristiansen (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 1995

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $6.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563892081

Synopsis from publisher:
Not available

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel starring Sandman and Dream from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book series and Wesley Dodds from Matt Wagner’s Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material was written by Gaiman and Wagner, and illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen.

This graphic novel is currently out-of-print but has since been reprinted in its entirety in the 1999 publication Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days.

Reprints: N/A

Death: At Death’s Door

Death: At Death’s Door
By Jill Thompson (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.99
Format: Soft cover, gray-toned black & white, digest-size
ISBN 1563899388

Synopsis from publisher:
A manga digest, printed in black, white, and gray tones, featuring appearances by Sandman and all his siblings. In an original story that parallels the events of SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS, the minions of Hell end up in Death’s apartment. Sisters Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead — which quickly gets out of control. It’s up to Dream’s older sister Death to figure out how to save the day and the afterlife…not to mention the carpet.

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel, the third and final publication starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. All material in this publication was written and illustrated by Jill Thompson.

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The Sandman: Endless Nights

The Sandman: Endless Nights
By Neil Gaiman (writer), P. Craig Russell, Miguelanxo Prado, Milo Manara, Barron Storey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Glenn Fabry, Frank Quitely and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2003

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Cover price: $17.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140120113X

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Cover price: $24.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200893

Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
Joined by a dream-team of artists from around the world, Neil Gaiman – the Hugo Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of American Gods and the children’s book Coraline – returned to the beloved characters he made famous for THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the comics event of 2003. Now this landmark work is available in a beautiful softcover edition. Alternately haunting, bittersweet, erotic and nightmarish, the seven stories in this book — one for each of the Endless siblings, each illustrated by a different artist — reveal strange secrets and surprising truths. In addition to the seven tales of the Endless, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS includes a biography section in the spirit of the Sandman collections (designed by Dave McKean) and a summary of each volume in the Sandman Library.

Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respective realms. In this highly imaginative book that boasts a diverse styles of breathtaking art, these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder.

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel, the twelfth in a series of publications of The Sandman. All content was written by Neil Gaiman. Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist: P. Craig Russell, Miguelanxo Prado, Milo Manara, Barron Storey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Glenn Fabry and Frank Quitely. The cover was created by Dave McKean.

Reprints: N/A

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
By Neil Gaiman (writer) and Yoshitaka Amano (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 1999

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Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389629X

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Cover price: $29.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563895730

Synopsis from publisher:
Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night’s Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves. This book also boasts an eight page section highlighting Yoshitaka Amano’s amazing painted art.

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel, the eleventh in a series of publications of The Sandman. In actuality, this is more an illustrated novel than a graphic novel, consisting of about 60 pages of prose by Neil Gaiman accompanied by 60 pages of illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano.

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Swamp Thing: Roots

Swamp Thing: Roots
By Jon J. Muth (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 1998

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $7.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893770

Synopsis from publisher:
None available.

Notes:
This is a graphic novel containing all-original material. This 64-page release features story and fully-painted artwork by Jon J. Muth. It was released a year following the cancellation of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. The story depicts a previous Swamp Thing from the 1940s. The publication is currently out-of-print but may still be available through various retailers and book stores.

Reprints: N/A