In this never-before-collected Vertigo event, children are mysteriously disappearing all over England. It's up a group of young heroes to find out how they ended up in the mystical land called The Free Country--and to figure out how to bring them home again.
This epic adventure features bookend chapters written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, and stars the young heroes from Vertigo titles, including Timothy Hunter (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC), The Dead Boy Detectives (THE SANDMAN), Maxine Baker (ANIMAL MAN), Tefe (SWAMP THING) and Dorothy Spinner (DOOM PATROL).
Collects The Children's Crusade #1-2, Animal Man Annual #1, Black Orchid Annual #1, Swamp Thing Annual #7, Arcana Annual #1 and Doom Patrol Annual #2.
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the hit movie. His other books include Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods and Stardust (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) and the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors. He is also the author of The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish, both written for children. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.
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