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Backing the “Books of Magic”

Reader Felipe Bustamante is a longtime comic book fan and wrote in to share his comic-book inspired tattoo from “Books of Magic.” His moth/scorpion tattoo is taken from the cover to “Books of Magic” #22 by Michael Wm Kaluta. The issue, titled “Needlepoint” was written by John Ney Rieber and drawn by Peter Gross.

Vertigo’s “Books of Magic” followed Tim Hunter’s introduction to magic and its potential ramifications on his life and the world if her were, as foretold, to become the greatest magician of all time. Tim receives this tattoo, which is imbued with magic designed to stop from ever hurting his girlfriend, Molly. The tattoo stings Tim whenever he gets angry or uses magic.


Tim recently appeared in “Justice League Dark” in the New 52.

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