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Steven is afraid of many things, so when the mysterious Showman of the Theatre of the Real offers to take away his fear in exchange for living forever in a otherworldy realm of spirits and wraiths, Steven considers the offer.
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Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed graphic novel writer of today and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. Future work includes big screen versions of Stardust, Neverwhere and Death: The High Cost of Living. Michael Zulli's moody and evocative art has appeared in The Sandman, Witchcraft and Seekers into the Mystery.From Publishers Weekly:
A spooky collaboration between novelist and comics writer Gaiman (Sandman; and see review of American Gods, above) and creepy shock rocker Cooper, this is the story of Steven, a boy with many fears: girls, ghost stories and growing up among them. On a dare, he steps into an odd theater and meets a mysterious, top-hatted showman, an Alice Cooper-like figure (complete with dark eye-circles) who offers him a way to avoid his fears by simply giving up his "potential" and staying forever in a dreamy netherworld of spirits and wraiths. And after encountering Mercy, a beautiful ticket-taker in the ghostly theater, Steven gives the offer serious consideration. Cooper is the inspiration for the Grand Guignol of this demonic theater, a chilling metaphor for the seductive allure of complacency and indolence. Gaiman's story is a whimsical horror tale about confronting the fears within, and Zulli's black-and-white illustrations have a dark, emotive line, presented in a brownish, bloodlike hue that makes even a mundane, autumnal street scene seem eerie and foreboding.
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