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Growing Up Magical

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman – A twist on the concept of the feral child raised by animals instead tells about a kid raised by the spirits of the dead, with some help from a few other supernatural beings … Continue reading

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Epic Fail

While looking at Twitter a few days ago, I noticed that Neil Gaiman linked to an anti-Tolkien article by Michael Moorcock, written in the 1970s. I haven’t read anything by Moorcock, and the article often just makes him sound like … Continue reading

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I’m Just Looking for the Divine Hammer

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Volume 1, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – As I’ve become somewhat more interested in comics recently and I’ve been interested in mythology for a long time, I thought I should check out some of … Continue reading

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From Crow Country to London Below

Severed, by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki – I’m not that familiar with horror comics (well, I’ve sometimes seen Neil Gaiman’s Sandman listed as horror, but I see that more as fantasy with some horror elements), but I … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer Must Die!

Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence, with stories by Neil Gaiman – Here’s another book I’ve owned for a while but hadn’t fully checked out until recently. Actually, Beth bought it for me at a concert on … Continue reading

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An Odd Tale

Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman – I’ll admit I haven’t really researched this, but I have to suspect there aren’t that many children’s books based on Norse mythology. So I have to give props to Gaiman’s book, … Continue reading

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Oh Susano, Don’t You Cry for Me

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series includes several deities from classical mythology. Some of them, like Odin, Thor, Loki, and Bast, are pretty well-known, and I’ve already covered them in other posts. Another former god, Pharamond, is presented as if a traditional … Continue reading

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