The Stuff of Legend, Book 1: The Dark (Paperback)

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The year is 1944. As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe’s war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn. When the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the Dark, the child’s playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy’s bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. Can they save the boy from the forces of evil, or will they all perish in the process? The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.

This edition includes a brand-new story featuring the Colonel’s war journal, maps, sketches, and other original material!

About the Author


Mike Raicht has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, IDW, and Dynamite. His creator-owned works include The Pack" and The Stuff of Legend", both published through Th3rd World Studios.

Brian Smith is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer. His work has appeared in "BCWF Outdoor Edge, The Canadian Fly Fisher" magazine, "The Art of BC Fly Fishing 2005 Calendar" and "Fly Fishing and Tying Journal". Smith has been fishing the waters of the BC's Central Interior, Cariboo, Kootenays and the Okanagan for more than twenty-five years. In his search for the perfect catch, Smith also targets steelhead and salmon in northwest British Columbia, but readily admits his love is for trout that come freely to the dry fly. Smith is an avid fly fisher, and an accomplished fly tier and rod builder. He was recognized as Contributor of the Year in 1997 for articles published in the "BC Wildlife Federation's Outdoor Edge" magazine. In 2008, Brian was awarded the Jack Shaw Fly Tying Award by the BC Federation of Fly Fishers. He credits his lifelong passion for fly tying to the pioneer work of the late master angler Jack Shaw, who was his friend and mentor during his formative fly fishing years in Kamloops. Smith has four children and lives with his wife Lois in Prince George, BC. "Fly Fishing BC's Interior" is his first book.

Praise For…


“This is some of the loveliest artwork I’ve seen in a comic book in a long, long time, and a darkly beautiful story to boot.”—Brian K. Vaughan, author of Y: The Last Man

“I love it! It’s a real page-turner. Economical, effective storytelling, with story and art complimenting each other perfectly and hinting at something darker. Very involving.”—Frank Quitely, author of All Star Superman

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345521002
ISBN-10: 0345521005
Publisher: Villard Books
Publication Date: April 27th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English