Black Orchid - by Neil Gaiman, Signed & Illustrated by Dave McKean

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Black Orchid - by Neil Gaiman, Signed & Illustrated 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, BLACK ORCHID is now collected in paperback.

In an anonymous corporate boardroom, a super-hero 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. 

Simultaneously a deconstruction and a resurrection of an entire genre, this tale of the uncanny lives of Susan Linden embodies the new maturity in graphic storytelling that revolutionized the medium at the turn of the millennium.

Gaiman and McKean's pivotal miniseries is collected here in its entirety together with an insightful introduction from essayist Mikal Gilmore and a special section featuring never-before-seen sketches and preliminary texts from Gaiman.

After her vicious murder, Susan Linden is reborn fully grown as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, destined to avenge her own death. Now, as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile human memory and botanical origins, she must untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death. 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.

Suggested for mature readers.