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Writer Matt Wagner is joined by master illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta (THE SHADOW) for this epic story starring the seductive sorceress Kaluta first envisioned 30 years ago. Weaving a mystery that jumps from the Spanish Inquisition to 1940s New York City, long-buried secrets are revealed as Madame Xanadu investigates a murder 500 years in the making. Collected from issues #11-15 of the hit Vertigo series.

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In the heat of the night

New York City, 1940.

Centuries of wandering have led Madame Xanadu to the city that never sleeps. But working as a private detective with a psychic edge, she's learned it can produce plenty of nightmares nonetheless.

When a beautiful client comes to her with a story of horrific and brutal murder, Madame Xanadu detects the hand of the supernatural at work. Soon she's drawn into a web of intrigue connecting three lifelong friends with a deadly secret -- a secret that hits close to her heart.

For Madame Xanadu knows what it's like to live a hidden life. Centuries before, in medieval Spain, she was force to hide her power -- and her love for a beautiful woman -- from the fires of the inquisition.

As she uncovers the shocking truth behind her case, will the inferno from the past finally engulf her?

Collecting issues 11 through 15, and featuring the Golden Age Sandman, MADAME XANADU: EXODUS NOIR is a darkly intriguing tale of forbidden love and ancient betrayals from comics legends Matt Wagner (TRINITY, BATMAN: FACES) and Michael Wm. Kaluta (The Shadow, Starstruck)

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Matt Wagner and his Noir touch 0

For those who loved Matt Wagner's Sandman Mystery Theatre, you will enjoy this five-issue arc.  Welsly Dodds is not the star, but he does provide a nice cameo in this gangster noir tale set in 1940 New York.  I was at first turned off knowing Amy Reeder Hadley would not be in this book, but instead the man who made is famed for her Michael Wm. Kaluta.  Don't get me wrong, he is famously attached to her, he deserves the right to drawn her.  This Noir tale was a nice switch in artist.  Michael Wm....

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