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The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman

The Last Temptation (original 1994; edition 2005)

by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

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Title:The Last Temptation
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Other authors:Michael Zulli
Info:Dark Horse (2005), Edition: 1st Hardcover Ed, Hardcover, 104 pages
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The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman (1994)

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This collection contains not only the graphic novel, but also letters between the author and Alice Cooper, pre-coloured artwork, the outline and rough draft scripts for the project.

I knew nothing of the original when I agreed to review this arc.

It is an engaging tale, Steven is an ordinary young boy who is not quite sure of his place but leads a fairly unremarkable life. One day on the way home from school, he and his friends come across a mysterious theatre, the 'Theatre of the Real' and the strangely flamboyant Showman - this is where Copper comes in.

The story itself is quite a short one, but the extras make up for that and turn it into a big bumper pack of delight for both long term fans and newbies.

Recommended for fans of the very prolific Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, and Alice Cooper, in particular, but suitable for all graphic novel lovers.

This turned into a non-review, review, didn't it.

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  Urthwild | Nov 29, 2014 |
To me this felt like an outline rather than a story. The characters lacked any depth that I could discover, and I didn't really understand any of their motivations. Maybe the album this was inspired from was meant to fill in those gaps, but I've never been much of an Alice Cooper fan. Some of the artwork was fun but overall it just didn't do it for me. ( )
  jakegest | Dec 24, 2013 |
A black and white comic that is very well drawn by Michael Zulli to Neil Gaiman's words. ( )
  poonamsharma | Apr 6, 2013 |
Gaiman's homage to Something Wicked This Way Comes and Creepshow. I understand he collaborated with Alice Cooper on this one. There's a nice little story to start the book off with how that came about. I'd like to listen to the companion album sometime. It was a fun, short read. ( )
  AnnieHidalgo | Dec 28, 2009 |
It was an okay read but lacked the usual depth of Neil Gaiman. Having said that, he does say in the introduction that it's not a story he would have written by himself. The artwork is very good, as one can expect from Mr. Zulli. ( )
  elmyra | Aug 10, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159307414X, Hardcover)

Steven is afraid. Afraid of ghost stories, afraid of growing up... just afraid. That is, until he meets the mysterious Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Steven takes a ticket and watches the show on a dare, but getting out of the performance will be harder than he ever imagined. And then Steven learns what it is to be truly afraid. Neil Gaiman, internationally acclaimed and bestselling writer of both prose fiction (Neverwhere, Stardust) and graphic novels (The Sandman, Signal to Noise) teams with veteran artist Michael Zulli (The Sandman, Creatures of the Night) to create this dark and brooding morality tale. The Last Temptation is the latest addition to Dark Horse's proud and growing library of Neil Gaiman hardcovers. Originally published as part of the short-lived Marvel Music line of the early '90s, Zulli's lush and beautiful duoshade artwork is now showcased in a new format for this stunning second edition.

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Graphic novel. Halloween is coming, and young teenager Steven is scared of girls, scared of his friends and scared of growing up.

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