History ComicBook / TheBooksOfMagic

5th Mar '18 5:48:10 AM narm00
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A fifteen-issue DarkerAndEdgier AlternateContinuity series by Si Spencer called ''The Books Of {{Magick}}: Life During Wartime'' (July, 2004 - December, 2005) depicted an alternate Tim Hunter -- as well as alternate versions of Molly [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) -- caught in a war between the Born (the Faeries) and the Bred (the humans).

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A fifteen-issue DarkerAndEdgier AlternateContinuity series by Si Spencer called ''The Books Of {{Magick}}: Life During Wartime'' (July, 2004 - December, 2005) depicted an alternate Tim Hunter -- as well as alternate versions of Molly Molly, [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) -- caught in a war between the Born (the Faeries) and the Bred (the humans).
5th Mar '18 12:28:14 AM narm00
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''The Books of Magic'' is a comic book series set in the DC Universe's Vertigo imprint, created by Creator/NeilGaiman. It was originally conceived as a "tour" of DC's magical universe, showing off important supervillain and superhero figures, the magical realms, laying down the basic rules of magic, and showing the history of the universe and magic in it from start to finish. The concept was introduced in a 4 issue mini-series, lasting from January to April, 1991.

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''The Books of Magic'' is a comic book series set in the DC Universe's Vertigo imprint, created by Creator/NeilGaiman. It was originally conceived as a "tour" of DC's magical universe, showing off important supervillain and superhero figures, the magical realms, laying down the basic rules of magic, and showing the history of the universe and magic in it from start to finish. The concept was introduced in a 4 issue mini-series, mini-series written by Gaiman, lasting from January to April, 1991.



After the four-part series, Tim got a continuation of the title written by John Ney Rieber, focusing much more upon himself and the forces dealing with him rather than the DC Universe (this was around the same time the Vertigo line was distancing itself from stuff in the DCU). Unlike, say, Literature/HarryPotter, Tim does ''not'' immediately start taking magic lessons; instead, he wanders around, wondering what to do with his life now that it has irrevocably become more bizarre, and dealing with all sorts of hard situations.



After the four-part series, Tim got a continuation of the title, focusing much more upon himself and the forces dealing with him rather than the DC Universe (this was around the same time the Vertigo line was distancing itself from stuff in the DCU). Unlike, say, Literature/HarryPotter, Tim does ''not'' immediately start taking magic lessons; instead, he wanders around, wondering what to do with his life now that it has irrevocably become more bizarre, and dealing with all sorts of hard situations.

The ongoing series lasted for 75 issues (May, 1994 - August, 2000), and was followed up with a five-part mini-series called ''Names of Magic'' (February - June, 2001), in which Tim is admitted to "The White School", in the vicinity of [[ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld Gemworld]], to study magic in earnest. This series served as a transition to another ongoing series named ''Hunter -- The Age of Magic,'' which dealt with Tim's last days at the White School, and his life post-graduation. This series lasted for 25 issues (September, 2001 - September, 2003).

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After the four-part series, Tim got a continuation of the title, focusing much more upon himself and the forces dealing with him rather than the DC Universe (this was around the same time the Vertigo line was distancing itself from stuff in the DCU). Unlike, say, Literature/HarryPotter, Tim does ''not'' immediately start taking magic lessons; instead, he wanders around, wondering what to do with his life now that it has irrevocably become more bizarre, and dealing with all sorts of hard situations.

The ongoing series lasted for 75 issues (May, 1994 - August, 2000), and had three annuals and a two-issue crossover miniseries with ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. It was followed up with a five-part mini-series by Dylan Horrocks called ''Names of Magic'' (February - June, 2001), in which Tim is admitted to "The White School", in the vicinity of [[ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld Gemworld]], to study magic in earnest. This series served as a transition to another ongoing series written by Horrocks named ''Hunter -- The Age of Magic,'' which dealt with Tim's last days at the White School, and his life post-graduation. This series lasted for 25 issues (September, 2001 - September, 2003).



Lastly, a fifteen-issue DarkerAndEdgier AlternateContinuity series called ''The Books Of {{Magick}}: Life During Wartime'' (July, 2004 - December, 2005) depicted an alternate Tim Hunter -- as well as alternate versions of Molly O'Reiley, [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) -- caught in a war between the Born (the Faeries) and the Bred (the humans).

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Lastly, a A fifteen-issue DarkerAndEdgier AlternateContinuity series by Si Spencer called ''The Books Of {{Magick}}: Life During Wartime'' (July, 2004 - December, 2005) depicted an alternate Tim Hunter -- as well as alternate versions of Molly O'Reiley, [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) -- caught in a war between the Born (the Faeries) and the Bred (the humans).
humans).

Another version of Tim showed up in the main DCU during the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in a ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark'' storyline.

A new series by Kat Howard was announced in March 2018 as part of the Gaiman-curated ''Sandman Universe'' imprint.
29th Oct '17 8:26:32 AM RedScharlach
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* AwesomenessIsAForce: When Timothy Hunter and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} got themselves surrounded by the Cult of Cold Flame, John came to the rescue. All he did was give a wisecrack, and the cult and others pissed their pants fled from his presence. Zatanna was confused on how he did it, John says its his "reputation".

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* AwesomenessIsAForce: When Timothy Hunter and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} got themselves surrounded by the Cult of Cold Flame, John came to the rescue. All he did was give a wisecrack, and the cult and others pissed their pants and fled from his presence. Zatanna was confused on how he did it, John says its it's his "reputation".



* ChangelingFantasy: Tim is apparently the illegitimate son of Queen Titania and her human falconer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin Tamlin]], raised by mortal parents. At least at first. Then Auberon says that Tim has no faerie blood and it seems he's the illegitimate son of Tamlin and Mary Hunter, and the changeling son of Titania and Tamlin is his half-brother whose fate is unknown. But it's never completely certain. A third possiblity raised is that Mary Hunter was a faerie nursemaid under a glamour who smuggled Tim out of Faerie at Titania's request to hide the fact that Her Majesty was a human sorceress under a glamour and the baby, having been fathered by Tamlin, was fully human. So the only thing really certain is that Tamlin is Tim's biological father and William Hunter isn't.

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* ChangelingFantasy: Tim is apparently the illegitimate son of Queen Titania and her human falconer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin Tamlin]], raised by mortal parents. At least at first. Then Auberon says that Tim has no faerie blood and it seems he's the illegitimate son of Tamlin and Mary Hunter, and the changeling son of Titania and Tamlin is his half-brother whose fate is unknown. But it's never completely certain. A third possiblity possibility raised is that Mary Hunter was a faerie nursemaid under a glamour who smuggled Tim out of Faerie at Titania's request to hide the fact that Her Majesty was a human sorceress under a glamour and the baby, having been fathered by Tamlin, was fully human. So the only thing really certain is that Tamlin is Tim's biological father and William Hunter isn't.



* FishOutOfWater: Happens to several people when they cross over into other worlds, but it's clearest with Iolanthe, who doesn't know much on how mortals operate when she decides to stay on Earth.

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* FishOutOfWater: Happens to several people when they cross over into other worlds, but it's clearest with Iolanthe, who doesn't know much on about how mortals operate when she decides to stay on Earth.



** For the longest of times, there was no hint of what had become of Yoyo after the orginal miniseries. However, he returns in ''Names of Magic'', with no real explanation as to where he's been. Tim claims he just shows up from time to time.

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** For the longest of times, there was no hint of what had become of Yoyo after the orginal original miniseries. However, he returns in ''Names of Magic'', with no real explanation as to where he's been. Tim claims he just shows up from time to time.
31st Aug '17 6:26:42 AM StFan
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* ContinuityPorn: The original miniseries may be ''the'' MostTriumphantExample, at least in Gaiman's bibliography. If a character hails from TheDCU (circa 1991) and does ''any'' amount of magic, they ''will'' at the very least get a cameo.

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* ContinuityPorn: The original miniseries may be ''the'' MostTriumphantExample, at least in Gaiman's bibliography. If a character hails from TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU (circa 1991) and does ''any'' amount of magic, they ''will'' at the very least get a cameo.
12th May '17 11:46:49 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* ContinuityPorn: The original miniseries may be ''the'' MostTriumphantExample, at least in Gaiman's bibliography. If a character hails from TheDCU (circa 1991) and does ''any'' amount of magic, they ''will'' at the very least get a cameo.
6th Dec '16 9:22:18 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Books of Magic''''' is a comic book series set in the DC Universe's Vertigo imprint, created by Creator/NeilGaiman. It was originally conceived as a "tour" of DC's magical universe, showing off important supervillain and superhero figures, the magical realms, laying down the basic rules of magic, and showing the history of the universe and magic in it from start to finish. The concept was introduced in a 4 issue mini-series, lasting from January to April, 1991.

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'''''The ''The Books of Magic''''' Magic'' is a comic book series set in the DC Universe's Vertigo imprint, created by Creator/NeilGaiman. It was originally conceived as a "tour" of DC's magical universe, showing off important supervillain and superhero figures, the magical realms, laying down the basic rules of magic, and showing the history of the universe and magic in it from start to finish. The concept was introduced in a 4 issue mini-series, lasting from January to April, 1991.
18th Nov '16 3:31:59 PM psionycx
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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Queen Titania was originally a human peasant girl during the Middle Ages. She is such a powerful sorceress that to all practical intents and purposes she is a PhysicalGod and appears to be TheAgeless. Titania easily outmatches most mythological gods in the modern age, as she does not depend on worship for power. The supernatural community in general simply regards her as the godlike Queen of Faerie.
18th Dec '15 1:30:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Tim, multiple times.
22nd Apr '15 3:53:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AwesomenessIsAForce: When Timothy Hunter and {{Zatanna}} got themselves surrounded by the Cult of Cold Flame, John came to the rescue. All he did was give a wisecrack, and the cult and others pissed their pants fled from his presence. Zatanna was confused on how he did it, John says its his "reputation".

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* AwesomenessIsAForce: When Timothy Hunter and {{Zatanna}} ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} got themselves surrounded by the Cult of Cold Flame, John came to the rescue. All he did was give a wisecrack, and the cult and others pissed their pants fled from his presence. Zatanna was confused on how he did it, John says its his "reputation".
1st Mar '15 1:28:37 PM Anicomicgeek
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