Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman

  • Author: Wagner, Golden, and Bissette
  • Artist: Stephen R. Bissette, Dave McKean, and Tomislav Tikulin
  • Page Count: 668
  • Pub. Date: October 20, 2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-199-9
  • Status: Out of Print

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Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman
by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bill Hader and exclusive artwork by Stephen R. Bissette!

About the Book:
For more than twenty years Neil Gaiman has been one of the world's bestselling authors, and his loyal following is like none other. But no one has ever undertaken the daunting challenge of cataloging and researching every work the man has ever created. Until now.

In Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman, Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette take the reader on a detailed look at the man and his creations. Highlights include interviews with the author himself, collected rare works and previously unpublished writing, photographs, artwork, and conversations with Gaiman's beloved collaborators. Every story and every character are featured at length in this amazing overview of an incredible career. Gaiman's own comments are scattered throughout, shedding light on how he feels about the work he has created.

Whether you're new to the worlds of Neil Gaiman or a long time traveler who knows these roads by heart, there is something new for everyone in this magnificent special edition of Prince of Stories. Exclusive to this oversized hardcover edition are a special introduction by Bill Hader that won't appear anywhere else and exclusive artwork by Stephen R. Bissette!

Table of Contents:
Exclusive introduction by Bill Hader
• Authors' Introduction: Exploring the In-Between
• A Slightly Worn but Still Quite Lovely Foreword by Terry Pratchett

1: The Early Years
• Duran Duran: The Book (1984)
• Ghastly Beyond Belief (1985)
• Don't Panic (1988)
• Now We Are Sick (1994)
• Outrageous Tales From the Old Testament and other early comics.
• "Fantasy Time at the New Imperial" (a never before published article written after Gaiman attended FantasyCon VIII, 1984)
• "Who Was Jack the Ripper?" by Neil Gaiman, Eugene Byrne, and Kim Newman, from The Truth, Number Twelve, 20 October 1988.

2: The Sandman
• The Sandman: Introduction (1988-1996)
• The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
• A Few Words From Mike Dringenberg
• The Sandman Volume 2 : The Doll's House
• The Sandman Volume 3: Dream Country
• The Sandman Volume 4: Season of Mists
• The Sandman Volume 5: A Game of You
• The Sandman Volume 6: Fables & Reflections
• A Few Words From P. Craig Russell
• The Sandman Volume 7: Brief Lives
• A Conversation With Jill Thompson
• The Sandman Volume 8: Worlds' End
• The Sandman Volume 9: The Kindly Ones
• The Sandman Volume 10: The Wake
• The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (1999)
• Death: The High Cost of Living (1994) and Death: The Time of Your Life (1997)
• The Sandman: Endless Nights (2003)
• "The Flowers of Romance" from Winter's Edge #1 (1998)
• "A Winter's Tale" from Winter's Edge #2 (1999)
• "How They Met Themselves" from Winter's Edge #3 (2000)

3: The Graphic Novels
• Violent Cases (1987)
• A Conversation with Dave McKean
• Signal to Noise (1992)
• The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (1994)
• A Conversation with Rogues: Discussing the theatrical adaptation of Mr. Punch with the Rogue Artists Ensemble
• Neil Gaiman on Dave McKean (an essay)
• Melinda (2004)

4: The Comics
• Black Orchid (1988)
• Notes Towards a Vegetable Theology—an unpublished essay by Neil Gaiman
• The Books of Magic (1991)
• Sweeney Todd and Other Taboos (1990-1992)
• "Blood Monster"—a rare, 4 page comics story from Taboo #4 (1992), illustrated by Marlene O'Connor, reproduced in its entirety
• 24 Hour Comics: Being An Account Of The Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolus (1990): Including Gaiman's introduction to the story
• Miracleman #17-24 (1992)
• A Conversation with Mark Buckingham
• The Children's Crusade (1993)
• Spawn #9 & Angela #1-3 (1993-1995)
• The Last Temptation (1994)
• Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days (1999) (includes Swamp Thing Annual #5 (1990))
• Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000)
• 1602 (2003)
• The Eternals (2006/2007)
• Tekno Comics
• Rarities, Dabblings, and Jams

5: The Novels
• Good Omens (1990)
• Neverwhere (1996)
• Stardust (1997/1998)
• A Conversation with Charles Vess
• American Gods (2001)
• Anansi Boys (2005)
• Time in the Smoke (someday)

6: The Children's Books
• The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1998)
• Coraline (2002)
• The Wolves in the Walls (2003)
• InterWorld (with Michael Reaves) (2007)
• Odd and the Frost Giants (2008)
• The Dangerous Alphabet (2008)
• The Graveyard Book (2008)

7: The Short Stories

8: The Poems and Songs

9: The Scripts
• Neverwhere (1996)
• Princess Mononoke (1997)
• Day of the Dead (Babylon 5) (1998)
• A Short Film About John Bolton (2003)
• Mirrormask (2005)
• Beowulf (2007)

10: The Oddities
• A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002)
• Gaiman Conceptions

11: The World of Neil Gaiman
• The Interview
• The Journal
• The Fabulous Lorraine
• Strange Things That Happen at Signings: A Modest Proposal

• The Gaiman Timeline
• The Audio Gaiman
• Further Reading
• Related Web Sites

Christopher GoldenHANK WAGNER's reviews and interviews have appeared in Mystery Scene, Cemetery Dance, Hellnotes, and The New York Review of Science Fiction. He is a co-author of The Complete Stephen King Universe.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of numerous novels, of which there are 8 million copies in print. His non-fiction work includes The Complete Stephen King Universe and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide.

STEPHEN R. BISSETTE is a cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher. He is best-known for Saga of the Swamp Thing, Taboo, '1963,' Tyrant, and co-creating John Constantine. He also illustrates books and has authored fiction and non-fiction.

Published in two deluxe states:
• Limited Edition Smyth sewn hardcover of 1,000 signed copies (signed by Wagner, Golden, and Bissette) and featuring Dave McKean's early cover art for Endless Nights as the color frontispiece ($75)
• Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 copies signed and hand-lettered (by Wagner, Golden, and Bissette), bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, and featuring full color endpapers ($300)