Après avoir fait ses débuts dans le magazine anthologique Stories de Neil Gaiman, la romancière américaine Kat Howard a été appointée par le créateur de Sandman pour relancer le célèbre titre Books of Magic et présenter le jeune magicien Tim Hunter au sein de la nouvelle ligne Sandman Universe de Vertigo.
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The Books of Magic #1 devrait sortir en août 2018.
Description: Timothy Hunter may be destined tobecome the most powerful magician in the universe, but he’s still a London teenager, and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. It’s not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim’s trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him into becoming a merciless mage. Oh, and those are the good guys. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic.
Description: Tim embraces his access to magic, trying to do as much as he can as quickly as his power will let him. Overwhelmed by enthusiasm and impatience, he ignores Dr. Rose’s warnings and fails to consider the consequences of his actions. And they could be dire.
The body of Tim’s teacher, Mr. Brisby, has been discovered, and the scene is grisly-could his killing have been a ritualistic act? Tim tries to comfort his classmates, but finds himself in need of his own protector.
Dr. Rose goes on a special assignment, leaving Tim to search the school library for more books only to be caught performing magic by his nemesis Tyler! Will Tim be able to explain what Tyler saw, or will he be outed as a magician?
Pursued by nightmares he can’t remember and haunted by his inability to sleep, Timothy Hunter heads to the one place he knows he’ll definitely find answers: the Dreaming. But the cost of such knowledge may be more than he bargained for…
Written By: Kat Howard Drawn By: Tom Fowler Finishes By: Brian Churilla Colors By: Jordan Boyd Letters By: Todd Klein Cover By: Kai Carpenter Edited By: Molly Mahan Associate Editor: Amedeo Turturro Assistant Editor: Maggie Howell Executive Editor: Mark Doyle Cover Price: $3.99 On Sale Date: April 24, 2019
Tim and Rose go on a journey that takes them across time and space, to the land of Faerie. Tim has the strange sense that he’s been here before, but surely if he’d been to a place so magical and beautiful, he’d remember it, right?
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla, Jordan Boyd (CA) Kai Carpenter
The Cult of the Cold Flame has trapped Ellie in a book. Will she be able to take control of the situation and change her sentence?
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla (CA) Kai Carpenter
Tim returns home to find things aren’t as he hoped and that magic is not the shortcut he hopes it’ll be. Everything comes at a cost, even safety.
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla, Marissa Louise (CA) Kai Carpenter
Tim’s deepest wish has materialized, but his mother’s return has ushered in a new evil. All of Tim’s choices have led here-and one final decision will now seal the young magician’s fate forever.
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Craig Taillefer, Jordan Boyd (CA) Kai Carpenter
Using magic thoughtlessly has left Tim Hunter’s family in ruins, and he’s ready to give it up entirely. But before he breaks his wand and drowns his books, he’s determined to heal the psychic damage he’s done to his own father’s mind. Unfortunately, like all children, he may not be prepared to handle the truth of what sort of man his father really is…
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
(W) Kat Howard, Si Spurrier (A) Tom Fowler, Craig Taillefer, Jordan Boyd (CA) Kai Carpenter
In the wake of October’s The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer #1, John Constantine is loose in our world again- and unfortunately for Tim Hunter, he’s convinced the only way for the human race to survive is if Tim is taken off the board. But from where Tim’s standing, he’s the only one with the power to save us all. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And is there room in London for the both of them? The scribes of Books of Magic and John Constantine, Hellblazer square off to tell both sides of the tale in a unique, innovative issue!
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
For months, as his magical abilities have grown, the edges of Tim Hunter’s mind have been haunted by a vision of his future self…an older Tim Hunter who’s grown to become a living nightmare. So with his friends turning away from him and the magical law officers of the other side on his trail, what will Tim do when that nightmare steps out into our world?
Books of Magic #15 is written by Kat Howard. Layouts are by Tom Fowler, with finishes by Craig Taillefer, colors by Jordan Boyd, and letters by Todd Klein. The cover is by Kai Carpenter.
Books of Magic #15 hits your local comic book store on January 1st.
Tim’s burgeoning magical abilities got onto the radar of the London police, but he was able to keep them at bay…until Detective Celia Culpepper of the Other Side took his case. She’s a sorcerer herself-quite a powerful one, it seems-and now there’s no place Tim can hide! But should he hide? Or does Celia have much grander plans for Tim than locking him away? He’d better decide what side she’s on soon…because Tim’s evil doppelgänger is on the loose, and Tim can’t stop him on his own!
Written by Kat Howard
Pencils Tom Fowler
Inks Craig A. Taillefer
Colored by Jordan Boyd, Marissa Louise
Cover by Kai Carpenter
Page Count 24 Pages
Release Date January 22 2020
Tim’s doppelgänger has proven to be a surprisingly seductive ally…but he’ll do anything it takes to stay here in our world! With Tim’s troubles mounting, he has to ask himself: What if he just gave his older self what he wants?
Writer Kat Howard Illustrators Craig A. Taillefer, Tom Fowler Cover Illustrator Kai Carpenter Release Date: February 26, 2020