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Tapping the Vein (Tapping the Vein #1-5)

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This Eisner-nominated anthology mini-series brings the best of Clive Barker's Books of Blood short stories to the comics medium. Barker's work is brought to a stunning visual realization by comics' greatest artistic talent: John Bolton, P. Craig Russell, Klaus Janson, Tim Conrad, Bo Hampton, Stan Woch, Hector Gomez, and more. Collected here are such horror classics as "Ski...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2002 by Checker Book Publishing Group (first published November 1989)
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This is a collection of adaptations from Clive Barker's Books of Blood, originally published in smaller installments in 1989-1990. Actually, they are closer to illustrated stories, as Barker's text appears to be largely preserved.

"Human Remains" is about a prostitute who makes a personal connection with a client's prized relic.

In "Pig Blood Blues" an ex-policeman starting work at a juvenile detention facility learns the legend of an escaped inmate.

In "Skins of the Fathers," a small boy discovers...more
A neat graphic novel worth reading of Barker's short stories.
Jun 21, 2009 Ben rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Unbelievably awful. Worse than Harry Potter.
Clive Barker's brilliance comes across better in the text. The graphic adaptations don't match the intensity and horror that Barker so fluidly conveys in the text. They're simply okay.
What you'd expect, but far, far more boring. :p (I'm not a comic book person, so perhaps I didn't appreciate the right things.)
Beautifully bizarre.
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Goodreads Librari...: Weird text in book credits 2 22 May 25, 2013 11:22AM  
  • The Nightmare Factory, Vol. 1
  • Clive Barker's A - Z of Horror
  • Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show, Volume 2
  • Nevermore (Classical Eye)
  • The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol 1 (Eye Classics)
  • Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
  • Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best, Vol. 1
  • The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks
  • The Best Horror of the Year Volume Two
  • Clive Barker's Night Breed: Genesis
  • The Big Book of Conspiracies
  • The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse
  • Dark Delicacies (Dark Delicacies, #1)
  • The Frank Book
  • Splatter-Punks: The Definitive Anthology
  • Hellbound Hearts
  • Chronicles of Wormwood
  • The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2013 Edition
Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie (née Revill), a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm. Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department. It...more
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The Great and Secret Show (Book of the Art, #1) The Hellbound Heart Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3 The Thief of Always Abarat (Abarat, #1)

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