The Books of Magic

The Books of Magic

Comic Book - 2014
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Timothy Hunter is like any other 13-year-old boy, aimlessly filling his days with television and skateboarding. But Timothy Hunter is also unlike nearly everyone else on Earth, and he's about to learn the reason why. In a word -- magic. Tim doesn't believe in magic, of course, but it turns out that magic certainly believes in him -- at least enough that some of its practitioners are already actively planning his untimely death. Luckily for Tim, he also has allies in the supernatural realms. Four of the world's most accomplished and mysterious magicians have sworn to protect and enlighten the boy, and each of them has prepared a journey to demonstrate the hazards and rewards of the magical life. More important, they will also show him the price.
Publisher: New York, NY :, DC Comics,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781401246860
Characteristics: 197 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.

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Linyarai
Apr 09, 2019

I found this one a bit confusing and abstract, I would have liked a clearer journey with each of the teachers.

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JDeyarmin
Jul 07, 2016

This was a great read if you are into the dark and unusual. I really enjoyed the artwork as well.

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vanilla_skie77
Sep 14, 2014

The boy, Timothy Hunter, reminds me of Harry Potter with over-sized black-rimmed glasses, dark hair, and an introduction to magic. It was neat with appearances from Sandman and Death and an unexpected ending...

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firered81
Jul 31, 2014

An interesting story with less than exquisite artwork.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

I only checked it out because I read somewhere that Death of the Endless would make an appearance. It was pretty good though

theorbys Oct 12, 2013

Although the main character was not very appealing, I enjoyed this somewhat encyclopedic and panoramic transtemporal voyage through DC's occult and paranormal universe(s). The art work really was exactly right and added more than a lot to the experience. Definitely not Sandman level work however.

Erin_C_Carr Jan 07, 2013

Beautiful - story and art wise. It gives a beautiful feel of magic and what it can feel like in your life.

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Albertasaurus
Oct 15, 2011

Interesting premise - I must say that I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of story and language I've found in the "graphic novels" I've experimented with - these are not the comic books of our youth - I would recommend them to "reluctant readers"

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fleuve0styx
Jun 25, 2011

This was an amazing read. I think everyone should read it! Oh, and for those who have read Neil Gaiman's "Instructions" poem (which is lots of people 'cause it keeps appearing in Fragile Things, M is for Magic, it's own picture book...anyway) you can see hints of it when Tim goes to Fairytale land. :D

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neonchameleon
Dec 01, 2010

This is a must-read for anyone who enjoyed the Sandman. The magical worlds and creatures in this series are haunting and beautiful and Tim Hunter is full of wit and sass. There are also guest appearances made by other Neil Gaiman characters.

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