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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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Kee Saitama
Nov 20, 2015 Kee Saitama rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, horror
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Scott
Jan 03, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it
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
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Sandy
Jul 21, 2009 Sandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
A neat graphic novel worth reading of Barker's short stories.
Ben
Jun 21, 2009 Ben rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
Unbelievably awful. Worse than Harry Potter.
Sylvester
Jun 21, 2016 Sylvester rated it really liked it
A collection of 10 stories from Books of Blood, the volume is a bit uneven, there was simply too much to be covered in such a short span of pages.
Papayacide
Jun 24, 2016 Papayacide rated it it was ok
For the most part, the art is atrocious. I can hardly tell what is going on a lot of the time.
Rajiv
Jun 12, 2013 Rajiv rated it it was ok
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.
Bosley
Dec 27, 2012 Bosley rated it liked it
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.)
Earl
Dec 04, 2012 Earl rated it liked it
Beautifully bizarre.
Stephen
Apr 24, 2012 Stephen rated it it was ok
Garbage.
Sam McCanna
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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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Tapping the Vein (5 books)
  • Tapping the Vein: Book One (Tapping the Vein #1)
  • Tapping the Vein: Book Two (Tapping the Vein #2)
  • Tapping the Vein: Book Three (Tapping the Vein #3)
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  • Tapping the Vein: Book Five (Tapping the Vein #5)

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