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The four issue miniseries that began the BOOKS OF MAGIC series at Vertigo has been collected in one of their “Deluxe Editions,” meaning it’s slightly oversized and well produced and printed, with what I think is a handsome new cover by John Bolton. Is this the first hardcover for it? I’m not sure, but it’s a nice one, anyway. Great writing by Neil Gaiman, painted art by four stellar talents, what’s not to like? And remember, kids, this came BEFORE Harry Potter.
A new original Fables graphic novel that’s been in the works for at least four years, I think. I know lettered it over at least three. I enjoyed the story and the art, though it’s pretty violent at times. Bigby Wolf solo in a story with Nazis and lots of werewolves.
The second collection of BATWOMAN from DC’s New 52 written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, art by Amy Reeder and Trevor McCarthy, covers by J.H. I thought this held up quite well even with J.H. not doing the art. His sensibilities are evident throughout, and the story is great, in my opinion.
Of course I lettered all these projects, so I may be prejudiced in their favor, but I think it’s a pretty nice set of books that I’m happy to add to my shelves.