The Stuff of Legend, Book 1: The Dark (Paperback)
The year is 1944. As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe's war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child's bedroom in Brooklyn. When the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the Dark, the child's playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy's bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. Can they save the boy from the forces of evil, or will they all perish in the process? The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.
This edition includes a brand-new story featuring the Colonel's war journal, maps, sketches, and other original material.
About the Author
Mike Raicht spent four years as an editor at Marvel Comics. Since leaving Marvel his writing credits range from superhero comics, such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman, Superman, and Hulk, to more horror-oriented fare like Army of Darkness, Deadworld, and Marvel's MAX Zombie. Brian Smith is a former Marvel Comics editor and character art manager for Nickelodeon. His writing and illustration clients include HarperCollins, MAD Kids, Strottman International, Nickelodeon, American Greetings, and Time Out New York, to name a few. Currently, he illustrates the "Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA LOUD BOY!" series of graphic novels for Penguin USA. Illustrator Charles Paul Wilson III is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He currently resides in New Jersey as a staff artist for Tell-A-Graphics while working on projects such as The Stuff of Legend and Vigilante Granny.
“This is some of the loveliest artwork I’ve seen in a comic book in a long, long time, and a darkly beautiful story to boot.”—Brian K. Vaughan, author of Y: The Last Man
“I love it! It’s a real page-turner. Economical, effective storytelling, with story and art complimenting each other perfectly and hinting at something darker. Very involving.”—Frank Quitely, author of All Star Superman