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DC Comics, May 1, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 96 pages
When Joe Bulmer, a London punk with mild telekinetic powers, discovers a mysterious black pearl which increases his abilities to unbelievable levels, he thinks he's struck it rich. But he soon discovers that the pearl's original owners want it back, as do a terrifying race of alien shape-shifters! Now, with the help of Daksha, a beautiful Asian telepath, Joe must fight to save the pearl from forces who would use it to destroy the Earth!

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MIKE CAREY got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (he is currently writing two of Marvel's flagship titles, X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England, about as far as you can get from the centre of the city and still have access to the London Underground train network. His wife, Linda, writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A.J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.

Andy is an internationally sought-after speaker, designer and consultant. He is creative director of Stuff and Nonsense (, a design agency focusing on creative, accessible web. Andy is passionate about design and passionate about Web Standards, often bridging the gap between design and code.
He regularly trains designers and developers in the creative applications of Web Standards. He writes about aspects of design and popular culture on his personal web site, And All That Malarkey ( Soon to be released is his first book, \"Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design.\"

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