Written by Kat Howard.
Art by Tom Fowler.
Colors by Jordan Boyd.
Letters by Todd Klein.
Cover by Kai Carpenter.

Tim Hunter’s life is a shambles, but it’s nothing a spot of magic can’t fix — right?

Tim’s been tapped by forces he scarcely comprehends to become a magician of the highest order. If only the words in his book of magic would stay on the page. If only he could force them to do his bidding, make them go in the order necessary to bring his mother home. Fix his father. Fix his life. And while he knocks his head against this obstinate tome, his teacher, Dr. Rose, knows that a lost soul like Tim is going to need watching — and her intuition yields a grim (and certainly bloody) awareness that she isn’t the only person in the world who has suddenly taken an interest in Tim Hunter’s education.

So what will it be, Tim? The magic, or the mundane? Discover the paths this wizard-in-the-making will take in Books of Magic, part of the alive and thriving Sandman Universe line from DC Vertigo. Author Kat Howard joins Tom Fowler, Jordan Boyd and letterer extraordinaire Todd Klein to craft a new generation of sorcery that bleeds across dimensions, from the Dreaming to the schoolhouse, from messy bedrooms to broken hearts. And, of course, everything that lies beyond.

Enjoy this six-page preview of Books of Magic #2, courtesy of DC Vertigo. Watch Tim Hunter step into a wider world, towards the elusive things he desires. Watch him come to the realization that, if one is to be truly great in his practice, one can’t will their powers and abilities into being. In the case of magic, but living especially, it pays to put in the work.

$3.99 | M | NOVEMBER 28

From DC Vertigo: Tim embraces his access to magic, trying to do as much as he can as quickly as his power will let him. Overwhelmed by enthusiasm and impatience, he ignores Dr. Rose’s warnings and fails to consider the consequences of his actions. And they could be dire.