Books of Magic
Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by John Bolton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson, and Scott Hampton
A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the "Trench Coat Brigade" is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter. John Constanine, the Phantom Stranger, Dr. Occult and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms. Along the way he's introduced to Vertigo's greatest practitioners of magic and must choose whether or not to join their ranks.