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Comic books in 'Childrens Crusade'

  • Issue #1
    Black Orchid (1993) Annual 1

    Continued from Childrens Crusade (1993) #1. The first of three tales by series writer Dick Foreman focuses on Suzy, the child Black Orchid introduced in the Gaiman/McKean miniseries, and delves into the nature of her plant consciousness. Art by Gary Amaro and Jason Minor. In the second part, with art by Charlie Adlard, Suzy is lured into Free Country by a mischievous, possibly malevolent elf. The third story looks back to 1979 and the first Black Orchid in a story illustrated by Phil Hester and Bruce McCorkindale. Painted cover by Dave McKean. THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE continues in Animal Man Annual (1993) #1. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Children's Crusade (1993 DC/Vertigo) 1

    Neil Gaiman, writer of THE SANDMAN, tells a powerful and mysterious tale that begins when all the children of an English village mysteriously vanish. Rowland and Paine, the two dead boy-detectives introduced in Sandman (1989 2nd Series) #25, investigate the disappearances and learn of the existence of the otherworldly Free Country. But the denizens of that realm have conceived a mysterious plot that involves several young beings of power - Suzy, the child Black Orchid; Animal Man's daughter, Tefe; Dorothy Spinner of the Doom Patrol; and Tim Hunter, the young mage introduced in THE BOOKS OF MAGIC. Continues in Black Orchid (1993) Annual #1. Illustrated by Chris Bachalo and Mike Barreiro. Painted cover by John Totleben with a metallic fifth color. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Doom Patrol (1987) Annual 2

    Continued from Swamp Thing (1982) Annual #7. A troubled Dorothy Spinner finds her spirits lifting when she's lured from the bosom of the Doom Patrol into the otherworldly Free Country. It could be the start of a new life - one even worse than the one she left behind. Written by Rachel Pollack, with art by Mark Wheatley. Computer-manipulated photo cover by Michael Uman. THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE continues in Arcana Annual Books of Magic (1994) #1. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Arcana Annual Books of Magic (1994) 1

    Continued from Doom Patrol (1987) Annual #2. Tim Hunter, the teenager introduced in THE BOOKS OF MAGIC who has the potential to become the world's greatest mage, becomes enmeshed in Free Country's plot to recruit children of power. THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE concludes in Childrens Crusade (1993) #2. Written by John Ney Rieber, with art by Peter Gross. Painted cover by John Bolton. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Children's Crusade (1993 DC/Vertigo) 2

    Continued from Arcana Annual Books of Magic (1994) #1. In the conclusion of the monumental Vertigo Annuals event, the plans of the strange children of Free Country come to fruition and the fate of that mystical land is decided. The children of the Vertigo titles will all be changed by their experiences...and one will not return. Co-written by Neil Gaiman, Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano, with art by Peter Snejbjerg. Painted cover by John Totleben. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #7
    Swamp Thing (1982 2nd Series) Annual 7

    Continued from Animal Man Annual (1993) #1. When Swamp Thing's daughter, Tefe, is drawn into the Free Country, she finds a wonderland teeming with adventure and horror. To return home alive, Tefe must rely on the aid of Animal Man's daughter, Maxine, though the experience will change Tefe forever. Written by Nancy A. Collins, with art by Mark Buckingham. This Annual also includes two short back-ups by Collins: "Rise and Fall," which reveals the final fate of Tefe's dancing daisy playmates, with art by Dennis Cramer; and "Beauty and the Beast," a retelling of the classic fairy tale with art by Phil Hester and Kim DeMulder. THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE continues in Doom Patrol (1987) Annual #2. Painted cover by Charles Vess. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1
    Animal Man (1993) Annual 1
    Published Nov 1993 by DC.

    Continued from Black Orchid (1993) Annual #1. A government strike team storms Animal Man's household, armed and ready, but unprepared to do battle with what Maxine has become. The path she takes to escape her pursuers catches everyone by surprise, and may change her life forever. THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE continues in Swamp Thing (1982) Annual #7. Written by Jamie Delano, with art by Russell Braun, Tom Sutton and Rafael Kayanan. Cover by Brian Bolland. 68 pages. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $3.95.