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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. Centuries long and around the globe her tale winds before the ageless fortuneteller arrives in modern era New York. Her powers of sight can change the course of human events, but how does the seer see herself? Wagner and Hadley answer with painstakingly elegant story and breathtakingly innovative art that is sure to make Madame Xanadu a classic!

Issue #1 opens into a medieval kingdom beset by intrigue and foul sorcery. A fair sylph with magic of her own is thrown into the world of war and men — where she encounters a dark stranger who knows not only her past, but her most intimate future as well.

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The origins of Madame Xanadu 0

Review:  Egh! My main attempt was to learn more of the great Madame Xanadu's origin story. I've known her by the name of Nimue, had some magical adventures with The Spectre and The Sentinels of Magic, assisting Enchantress, warning Mary Marvel, etc. In this story, Nimue is asked by clothed visitors to stop her sister from corrupting the King, with didn't went well, made out with some Wizard, and is harassed by a spirit that shows her the future of the fallen Kingdom by war. Though I do like and...

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