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Closeout Price! New Edition of the 1988-89 series. Recommended. By Neil Gaiman. Art by Dave McKean. Before introducing the modern version of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote this dark tale that reinvented a strange DC Comics super hero in the Vertigo mold. Featuring spectacular art by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator, Dave McKean. After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn as the Black Orchid, a ghostly, ethereal hybrid of plant and human. She shall avenge her own death while she tries to reconcile human memory and these new botanical origins, untangling the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death. DC, 2019. Mature Readers.

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Before introducing the modern version of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote this dark tale that reinvented a strange DC Comics super hero in the Vertigo mold. Featuring spectacular art by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator, Dave McKean. After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn as the Black Orchid, a ghostly, ethereal hybrid of plant and human. She shall avenge her own death while she tries to reconcile human memory and these new botanical origins, untangling the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death.

In an anonymous corporate boardroom, a superhero is shot through the head. Her body is consumed by flames, and her killer walks free. So begins Black Orchid, one of comics’ most remarkable and transformative creations. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the Amazon rainforest, this book takes the reader on a journey through secrets, suffering and self-rediscovery. It’s classic Gaiman!

Collecting the entire three-issue miniseries with an introduction from writer and journalist Mikal Gilmore, and an extensive behind-the-scenes gallery of sketches and preliminary texts from Gaiman.

“[A] brilliant book that should not be passed up.” –IGN

“Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium.” –Stephen King

“Dave McKean is in the first rank of comics artists. It could well be that as McKean launches into the second decade of his professional life, and into richer, increasingly artistically daring territory, he may soon be in a class all his own.” –The Comics Journal

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