Dark Horse to begin collecting “The Neil Gaiman Library” next year
Look, you know who Neil Gaiman is. Chances are you’ve read a lot of his most famous works, and possibly even have copies of them on your shelf. Go ahead and check. There’s bound to at lest be a The Sandman volume, or a copy of Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? in there.
But Gaiman’s work doesn’t always fall in the mainstream, so there are probably some stories of his that you haven’t read. Dark Horse are looking to rectify that, though, as they will publish volumes of The Neil Gaiman Library Collection next year. The first volume collects the stories A Study in Emerald, Murder Mysteries, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and the amazingly-titled Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire. A worthy endeavor, to be sure, so check out the details below.
Per Dark Horse:
NYCC 2019: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE NEIL GAIMAN LIBRARY COLLECTION
All your favorite Neil Gaiman graphic novel adaptations will be available in deluxe, hardcover compendiums
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (October 2, 2019) – Deluxe oversized collections of comic stories from celebrated and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman, in conjunction with some of comics’ most acclaimed creators will soon arrive in comic shops and bookstores beginning in 2020 with The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1.
Four essential Gaiman tales will be collected in the 336-page hardcover, A Study in Emerald, Murder Mysteries, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire. A familiar detective finds himself at the heart of a Lovecraftian nightmare on Baker Street, a strange man delves into the heartbreaking mystery of a divine murder in paradise, teenage boys find that approaching girls can lead to more danger than romance, and a verbose gothic writer finds his true calling amidst family duels and drudgery. These fantastic stories will be accompanied by a new cover art from creator Fábio Moon.
The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1 features work from some of comics greatest artists and colorists including P. Craig Russell, Rafael Albuquerque, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá Rafael Albuquerque, Shane Oakley, Lovern Kindzierski, Dave Stewart, and Nick Filardi, alongside letterers Galen Showman and Todd Klein.
The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1 will hit comic shops on May 27, 2020, followed by other retailers on June 9.