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Madame Xanadu, Volume 1: Disenchanted
Madame Xanadu, Volume 1: Disenchanted | Matt Wagner
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Legendary creator Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY) and rising star artist Amy Reeder Hadley, present Vertigo's newest ongoing fantasy epic MADAM XANADU. Centuries long and around the far reaches of the globe, her tale winds before the ageless fortuneteller, whose powers of sight can change the course of human events. As the mysterious past of Madam Xanadu is slowly unraveled, Wagner takes us on a journey throughout her history, from a medieval kingdom beset by foul sorcery to the court of Kublai Khan. Eventually Madam Xanadu returns to Europe as mystic advisor to Marie Antoinette, and as political tensions begin to boil, the Phantom Stranger makes his return. This time he seeks to kick-start the revolution and ensures that Paris's streets run red - a blood sacrifice that will keep certain demonic forces at bay. Readers will also be happy to discover that the fan-favorite character Death from THE SANDMAN makes a special appearanceas Madam Xanadu wagers her immortality in a game of chance against.
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Nimue is descended from the elder folk and blessed with immortality and enchantment, but her life changes after a fateful encounter with the Stranger.

This story shifts through time starting with Camelot to Kublai Khan‘s empire then the French Revolution & other periods. I loved the beautiful illustrations and costumes. I had a bit of a problem with her later interactions with the Stranger and her decisions but overall enjoyed & will continue.

CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, forgot to mention Neil Gaiman‘s Death character shows up, which I thought was pretty cool. 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Didn‘t even know this existed! I keep up with both the Justice League Dark comic (where Xanadu frequently shows up) and the Phantom Stranger comic so I will have to check this out! 6y
CoffeeCatsBooks @TobeyTheScavengerMonk You‘ll probably get more out of this and notice characters I missed, as I don‘t read either of those series. I had to google a character at the end that I‘d seen but didn‘t know (not naming to avoid spoilers). 6y
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