Justice League Dark #2 - The Books of Magic
([September] 2013)

DC, 2012 Series
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Volume
2
Price
16.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale Date
2013-07-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-4024-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401240240 51699
Editing
Robin Wildman

Issue Notes

Second printing available March 12, 2014 and third printing available November 30, 2016 (per comiclist.com).

[Volume 2 The Books of Magic] (Table of Contents)

Justice League Dark / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Andrew Bennett; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Zatanna Zatara]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Justice League Dark / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook
Inks
Ryan Sook
Colors
Ryan Sook
Letters
?
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Zatanna Zatara]; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]; Felix Faust
Reprints
  • US from Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #11 (September 2012) [original writing is removed from cover with new writing added, a small portion of the bottom left-hand side of the original illustration is covered up]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League Dark / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
typeset
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Chris Conroy (original associate editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Andrew Bennett; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Zatanna Zatara]

Indexer Notes

This two-page spread reprints pages 4-5 from Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #9. In addition to the illustration there is a listing of all writers, artists, additional inkers, colorists, letterers and the cover artists reprinted in this book. This list obscures Felix Faust on the illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
House of Mystery

Indexer Notes

Listing of the various credits/responsibilities for the making of this book with a small illustration of the House of Mystery reprinted from Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #12 page 10 panel 4 at the top of the page.

[Justice League Dark #7] (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Shade, the Changing Man; Zatanna Zatara]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #7.

Part 1 of Rise of the Vampires: Red Blood, Dark Magic (Table of Contents: 6)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Admira Wijaya (pages 1-8); Daniel Sampere (pages 9-20)
Inks
Admira Wijaya (pages 1-8); Daniel Sampere (pages 9-20)
Colors
Admira Wijaya
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Madame Xanadu; Shade, the Changing Man; Zatanna Zatara]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John Troughton; Tig Rafelson; Laura; The Crystal One; Cain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in I, Vampire (DC, 2011 series) #7. Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #7.

[Justice League Dark #8] (Table of Contents: 7)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
John Constantine; Madame Xanadu; Cain; Mary, Queen of Blood [Mary Seward]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #8.

Part 3 of Rise of the Vampires: The Leaving (Table of Contents: 9)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Daniel Sampere
Inks
Daniel Sampere
Colors
Admira Wijaya
Letters
Dave Sharpe
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Madame Xanadu; Shade, the Changing Man; Zatanna Zatara]; Andrew Bennett; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John Troughton; Tig Rafelson; The Crystal One; Kathy; Cain; Mary, Queen of Blood [Mary Seward]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from I, Vampire (DC, 2011 series) #7 and story continues in I, Vampire (DC, 2011 series) #8. Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #8.

[Justice League Dark #9] (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Andrew Bennett; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; John Constantine; Zatanna Zatara]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #9.

The Black Room, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Matt Idelson (original editor); Christ Conroy (original assistant editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Andrew Bennett; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; A.R.G.U.S. [Colonel Steve Trevor; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]]; Felix Faust
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Steve Trevor says A.R.G.U.S. is calling John Constantine's group Justice League Dark, which is the first use of the name in the series. Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #9.

[Justice League Dark #10] (Table of Contents: 13)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janin (signed)
Inks
Mikel Janin (signed)
Colors
Mikel Janin (signed)
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Andrew Bennett; Zatanna Zatara]; Felix Faust
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #10.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #10.

The Black Room, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 15)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Andrew Bennett; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; A.R.G.U.S. [Colonel Steve Trevor; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]]; Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood] (vision); Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (vision); Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (vision); Merlin; Mordru; Mr. Von Eeden; n'aall; House of Mystery; Felix Faust; The Demons Three [Abnegazer; Ghast; Rath]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #10.

[Justice League Dark #11] (Table of Contents: 16)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Zatanna Zatara]; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]; Felix Faust
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #11.

The Black Room, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 18)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola; Kyle Ritter
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; A.R.G.U.S. [Colonel Steve Trevor; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]; John Peril]; Timothy Hunter; Felix Faust; The Demons Three [Abnegazer; Ghast; Rath]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #11.

[Justice League Dark #12] (Table of Contents: 19)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [Deadman [Boston Brand]; Zatanna Zatara]; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #12.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #12.

War for the Books of Magic, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 21)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; A.R.G.U.S. [Colonel Steve Trevor]; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa] (origin); Dr. Occult [Richard Occult]; House of Mystery; House of Secrets; John Zatara (cameo flashback); Mento [Steve Dayton] (cameo flashback); Sargon the Sorcerer [John Sargent] (cameo flashback); Mosa Balewa (flashback, death); Timothy Hunter; Black Boris; Blackbriar Thorn; Felix Faust
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #12.

[Justice League Dark #0] (Table of Contents: 22)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook; Lee Garbett
Inks
Ryan Sook; ?
Colors
Ryan Sook
Editing
Brian Cunningham (Original Editor); Katie Kubert (Original Assistant Director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
John Constantine; Nick Necro [Nicolas Edgar Nolan]; Zatanna Zatara
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #0.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #0.

War for the Books of Magic interlude: Young Bastards (Table of Contents: 24)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Jeff Garbet
Inks
Cam Smith; Jack Purcell; Scott Hanna; Walden Wong
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (Original Editor); Katie Kubert (Original Assistant Director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
John Constantine (origin); Nick Necro [Nicolas Edgar Nolan]; Zatanna Zatara; Cult of the Cold Flame
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #0.

[Justice League Dark #13] (Table of Contents: 25)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Zatanna Zatara]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #13.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #13.

War for the Books of Magic, Part 2: Revelations (Table of Contents: 27)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin (layouts); Victor Drujiniu (finishes)
Inks
Victor Drujiniu
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; Timothy Hunter; House of Secrets; House of Mystery; n'aall; Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]; Black Boris; Blackbriar Thorn; Felix Faust; Nick Necro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title, Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 series) #13.

[Justice League Dark Annual #1] (Table of Contents: 28)

Justice League Dark / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook (signed)
Inks
Ryan Sook (signed)
Colors
Ryan Sook (signed)
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; Amethyst [Amy Winston; also known as Princess Amaya]; Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.; Timothy Hunter; Nick Necro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editors credit are from the original index to Justice League Dark Annual (DC, 2012 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Justice League Dark / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero

Indexer Notes

Title with some credits for Justice League Dark Annual (DC, 2012 series) #1.

War for the Books of Magic, Conclusion (Table of Contents: 30)

Justice League Dark / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Lemire
Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
Ulises Arreola
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Brian Cunningham (original editor); Katie Kubert (original assistant director)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Justice League Dark [John Constantine; Andrew Bennett; Black Orchid; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Madame Xanadu; Zatanna Zatara]; Amethyst [Amy Winston; also known as Princess Amaya]; Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.; Timothy Hunter; House of Mystery; House of Secrets; n'aall; Merlin (flashback); Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood] (vision); Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (vision); Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (vision); Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]; Black Boris; Blackbriar Thorn; Felix Faust; Mordru (flashback); Nick Necro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colorist, Letterer and Editors are from the original index to Justice League Dark Annual (DC, 2012 series) #1.

Dr. Mist (Table of Contents: 31)

Justice League Dark / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mikel Janin
Pencils
Mikel Janin (signed)
Inks
Mikel Janin (signed)
Colors
Mikel Janin (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Dr. Mist [Professor Nommo Balewa]

Black Boris (Table of Contents: 32)

Justice League Dark / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Black Boris

Black Orchid (Table of Contents: 33)

Justice League Dark / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mikel Janin
Pencils
Mikel Janin (signed)
Inks
Mikel Janin (signed)
Colors
Mikel Janin (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Black Orchid

Felix Faust (Table of Contents: 34)

Justice League Dark / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janin (signed)
Inks
Mikel Janin (signed)
Colors
Mikel Janin (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Felix Faust

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 35)

Justice League Dark / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ryan Sook
Inks
Ryan Sook
Colors
Ryan Sook
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
John Constantine; Felix Faust

Indexer Notes

Cropped reprint of the cover to Justice League Dark (DC, 2011 issue) #11 on the top half (with reviews added) and a recap of the book on the bottom.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Volume 2 The Books of Magic]
    Justice League Dark
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  5. 4. [Justice League Dark #7]
    Justice League Dark
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  7. 6. Part 1 of Rise of the Vampires: Red Blood, Dark Magic
    Justice League Dark
  8. 7. [Justice League Dark #8]
    Justice League Dark
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  10. 9. Part 3 of Rise of the Vampires: The Leaving
    Justice League Dark
  11. 10. [Justice League Dark #9]
    Justice League Dark
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  13. 12. The Black Room, Part 1
    Justice League Dark
  14. 13. [Justice League Dark #10]
    Justice League Dark
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  16. 15. The Black Room, Part 2
    Justice League Dark
  17. 16. [Justice League Dark #11]
    Justice League Dark
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  19. 18. The Black Room, Part 3
    Justice League Dark
  20. 19. [Justice League Dark #12]
    Justice League Dark
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  22. 21. War for the Books of Magic, Part 1
    Justice League Dark
  23. 22. [Justice League Dark #0]
    Justice League Dark
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  25. 24. War for the Books of Magic interlude: Young Bastards
    Justice League Dark
  26. 25. [Justice League Dark #13]
    Justice League Dark
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  28. 27. War for the Books of Magic, Part 2: Revelations
    Justice League Dark
  29. 28. [Justice League Dark Annual #1]
    Justice League Dark
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Justice League Dark
  31. 30. War for the Books of Magic, Conclusion
    Justice League Dark
  32. 31. Dr. Mist
    Justice League Dark
  33. 32. Black Boris
    Justice League Dark
  34. 33. Black Orchid
    Justice League Dark
  35. 34. Felix Faust
    Justice League Dark
  36. 35. [Back Cover]
    Justice League Dark
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