Neil Gaiman's murder mysteries

by Russell, P. Craig.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.59 R
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  741.59 R
One of the most celebrated writers in the history of comics teams up once again with one of the industry's most accomplished artists! Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell once again venture into the world of myth and angels. This unique passion play sheds light on the hands behind creation, as well as one lonely man in Los Angeles who gets to hear the whole story of a most unspeakable crime: a murder in paradise! P. Craig Russell adapts Neil Gaiman's poignant short story with the subtlety and grace. The reunion of these two legends is a guaranteed masterpiece.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As adapter, Russell does the heavy lifting on this graphic novelization of dark fantasist Gaiman's short story about two possibly connected murder mysteries. The first involved the killing of an angel before the universe was created. The other occurred in the late 1980s or early '90s, when the English narrator was 21 and stuck in L.A. before Christmas. One night there he visited a former lover, who lived with her five-year-old daughter and another woman. There are holes in his memory of the visit, but after it, he met a vagrant and spent the wee hours listening to him tell how the angel of God's vengeance solved the first murder, which he relates as if he were that angel. On the flight home the next day, the young man reads a Los Angeles Times story about the murders of two women and a child; the victims' names aren't given. Russell's highly polished mainstream-comics draftsmanship, coloring, and composition fit Gaiman's elegantly ambiguous story just about perfectly. --Ray Olson"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Celebrated comics creators Gaiman (Sandman) and Russell (The Ring of the Nibelung) have teamed up to produce a story of deception and vengeance involving the first betrayal, the first heartbreak and the first crime in God's own city of angels. Raguel is a lost angel, a ragged drifter on the streets of Los Angeles, who tells this story to the narrator, a young Brit stranded on his way back to England. In Raguel's former world, the one in which he had wings, he served as the agent of the Lord's vengeance. When an angel was found murdered, Raguel was assigned to find the killer and his motives. Like an unearthly detective, Raguel questioned his fellow angels until he discovered the murderer and then delivered the Lord's terrible punishment. But upon wreaking God's vengeance, Raguel began to realize it was God himself who set up this murder. Using sharp, crystalline drawings of the eternal city and ribbons of color that suggest creation's simultaneous plasticity and solidity, Russell conveys a bright, illuminated world of purity and divine experimentation. His crisp and vividly rendered drawings capture the haunting sense of loss and isolation Gaiman expresses in this mythic tale of love and jealousy. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, Or. :Dark Horse Comics,2002
Other Titles Murder mysteries.
Murder mysteries
Contributors Gaiman, Neil. Murder mysteries.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 156971634X
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