BOOKS OF MAGIC (MINI-SERIES)

Publishers: DC COMICS
Dates: 1 1990-4 1991
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

(See also Mister E and Arcana Annual)

4 issue Mini-Series.

DC Comics originally tasked writer J.M. DeMatteis to come up with a new series that would focus on DC various magical properties. Although the project initially fell through, DC later approached Neil Gaiman to pen the mini-series. Gaiman introduced the young boy Tim Hunter as his protagonist and had four mystics John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Occult and Mister E lead Tim on a journey acrros time and space while meeting almost every magical or supernatural character in the DC Universe. Each issue was painted by a different artist, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess and Paul Johnson.

The series proved popular and Tim Hunter's adventures continued into the Mister E mini-series and Arcana Annual before landing his own ongoing monthly series The Books of Magic in 1994 under Vertigo. Although this miniseries was published by DC, the numerous spin-offs were all published under the then new mature reader's imprint, Vertigo.

The series has been collected in two Trade Paper Backs and a Deluxe Hardcover edition.

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total £ 0.55 1.15 1.70 3.55 7.25 14.55 25.95 32.45 39.00 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 0.70 1.50 2.15 4.60 9.20 18.60 32.20 40.40 48.60 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.