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Death: The High Cost of Living (edition 1994)

by Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo (Illustrator), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Dave McKean (Illustrator)

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Title:Death: The High Cost of Living
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Other authors:Chris Bachalo (Illustrator), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (1994), Paperback, 104 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:graphic novel

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Death takes a holiday. ( )
  ptdilloway | Nov 21, 2013 |
This three-issue book chronicles one of Death's once-per-century days as a mortal, and while it was enjoyable, it just left me wanting a bit more. ( )
  BrookeAshley | Jun 5, 2013 |
Death: The High Cost of Living is a short and sweet little comic, featuring Death as she appears in The Sandman, but as the star. None of the other Endless appear, instead it follows Death during her one day in a hundred years of being a mortal. It's a pretty simple little story: it's interesting because it stars Death, who as a character is awesome, but the story itself isn't dazzling. The art is nice and the bonus story where Death talks about STDs and such is fun, but in itself, it isn't dazzling and it's not a good introduction to the series. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
Not to say this wasn't good but when compared to Sandman it doesn't feel fully formed. Like this really should be included with other stories, which maybe it orginally was and Vertigo pulled it out to make a few more bucks off a popular character. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
I liked this much more than Death's other outing. This one had more of a sense of Death's character, her humour, insight and overall quirkiness. The artwork was vibrant and enjoyable too and I felt slightly more invested in the characters here than with Death: the time of your life. Overall, an enjoyable enough volume. ( )
  h_d | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Looking back at a modern classic, Death: The High Cost of Living maintains its quiet charm over a decade after its publication.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gaiman, NeilWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bachalo, ChrisIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckingham, MarkIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Amos, ToriIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
OlyopticsColoristsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Collects "The High Cost of Living" parts 1-3, originally published in Death: The High Cost of Living #1-3 and "Death Talks About Life."
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A graphic novel in which Death, going about her business ushering the about-to-die into the afterlife, meets up with Sexton, a New York teen who is contemplating suicide.

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