The Book of Magic

Review From User :

Rather a who's who of the DC comic world of magic, mixed with a bit of real magic.

What Real magic As in great storytelling, great art, a big portion of myth and a much more huge portion of fascination You bet!

A kid very much like Harry Potter might have been starts a journey of discovery, with four wise(ass) men from the magical side of Detective Comics, ostensibly to see if he wants to keep upon the path of a magical destiny. Give him the principles and a feel for the cost, show him the dark side, let him hope for the light, and put him in constant peril while keeping an eye on him... or not.

All told, it's one hell of a journey less like the Inferno and more like a dive into the human psyche to revel in our imagination and our sense of wonder.

For all that, it works brilliantly.

Whatever happened to our sense of wonder, anyway Perhaps it's just slumbering, waiting for that one good story to kiss us and shock us awake after long last

This one feels like a genuine Gaiman even though it's filled to the brim with stock DC franchise characters. The point is the journey, after all, not the reiteration of the franchises. :)

Media Size : 3.8 MB


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