Creatures of the Night

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Neil Gaiman is a best-selling author and the Godfather of the massively influential Sandman comics series. In this dark and disturbing graphic novel, he adapts two of his prose tales from his award-winning short story collection, Smoke and Mirrors. In 'The Price', a black panther is left wounded every night by a mysterious attacker. But what is the cat batting - and why? In 'The Daughter of Owls', a baby is found on the steps of a church with nothing but an owl pellet to her name. Grown into a beautiful girl, her suitors find their lust has quite unforseen consequences! Illustrated by renowned artist Michael Zulli, this is an absolute 'must have' for any acolyte of the dark worlds created by Neil Gaiman's imagination.

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Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of the novels American Gods and Neverwhere, and the writer of the award-winning graphic novel series. The Sandman, as well as the graphic novels Harleguin Valentine and Violent Cases. He is currently adapting his graphic novel Death: The High Cost of Living for the big screen. Michael Zulli's evocative artwork can be seen on various Sandman titles, as well as webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man and Witchcraft: La Terreur.

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The brevity and recycled nature of current fantasy supernova Gaiman's new book at first suggests he's milking the old cow pretty hard. Its two stories are adaptations of prose-only versions in Smoke and Mirrors (1998), in which they weren't the most memorable entries. And only 48 pages? Fortunately, the artwork quashes all kvetching. Zulli mixes the precision of pen-and-ink and the lushness of full-spectrum watercolor to produce one glowingly lovely panel after another. The full- and two-page single images are big beauties suitable, as they say, for framing. Note, in particular, the two-page transition between the prologue (an interior scene) to the narrative proper (an exterior) in "The Daughter of Owls." It's ravishing, though not as intensely colored as many other panels, especially in "The Price," which gives the lie to those who sneer at the idea of a guard cat. Oh, there is one odd scene in "Daughter" in which the story vaults alarmingly from seventeenth-century England to . . . Solomonic Jerusalem, isn't it? Even that looks marvelous. Ray Olson
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