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Okay, you've read the entire 'Harry Potter' series. Twice. You've lined up to see the all of the movies. You've listened to the audiobooks. You have all the posters. You have notebooks of quotes, and homemade charts of everyone's relationship. Where do you go to get your next hit of 'Potter'? Easy. You look to comic books. There are no official 'Harry Potter' comics (so far), but there are a few series that may wet your whistle.

Here are 5 comic books that die-hard fans of 'Harry Potter' will love.

'DR. STRANGE: THE OATH'
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Marcos Martin

Marvel Comics

Dr. Stephen Strange is Marvel's foremost magician, thanks in part to Steve Ditko's creepy and fascinating art. He's battled an array of other-dimensional monsters, wizards, witches, warlocks, barons, demons, spirits, gods and supervillains since he became Master of the Mystic Arts. Dr. Strange is a former surgeon turned magician, and he's fully embraced his new position as Sorcerer Supreme.

Why Will 'Potter' Fans Love It?
'Dr. Strange: The Oath' is the perfect Dr. Strange story for newcomers to the series, owing in large part to Brian K. Vaughan's back-to-basics script and Marcos Martin's Ditko-inspired take on the character. Wong -- Dr. Strange's assistant -- is close to dying, and the good doctor must travel to other dimensions and battle new foes to save his life. The series is a great introduction and almost perfect for a movie adaptation. Martin's artwork is clean and attractive, and Vaughan gives Dr. Strange and his supporting cast plenty of personality and life.

'HELLBLAZER: SCAB'
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini, and Simon Bisley
Vertigo

Maybe after reading the compete 'Harry Potter' series and marathon-ing all the films, you need something a little more grown-up. In that case, you want to start picking up 'Hellblazer.' John Constantine, the titular Hellblazer, is a British magician who isn't much of a hero at all. Sure, he does the occasional good deed, and he's saved the world a few times, but he's generally out for himself. The problem is that various magicians, criminals, demons and angels are all after him, too. No matter how much good he tries to do, the sins of his past often come back to haunt him. As a result, the trickster mage often finds himself in tight spots.

Why Will 'Potter' Fans Love It?
The series has had several fantastic runs from great writers and artists (and one not-so-great movie), and you can pick up nearly any volume and get a great story. So start with the latest creative collaboration: 'Hellblazer: Scab,' a team-up between British writer Peter Milligan and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini, and Simon Bisley. At this point, Constantine is creeping up on old age and finding himself a bit out of place in modern-day London. This brings new challenges, scary new enemies, and maybe even a little love into his life.

'HELLBOY: THE WILD HUNT'
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Duncan Fergredo
Dark Horse Comics


Mike Mignola's 'Hellboy' series is best described as "folklore tourism." Hellboy, who is a literal demon from Hell, traipses across the world, solving paranormal mysteries, battling ghosts, getting kidnapped by mermaids and punching demons on the nose. Despite his looks, Hellboy is a pretty good guy. He was raised by agents of the U.S. government and grew up to be a little bit of Indiana Jones and a little bit of John McClane.

Why Will 'Potter' Fans Love It?
'Hellboy: The Wild Hunt' brings Hellboy to the British Isles. Giants are running wild in the countryside, the fairy folk are up to no good, and a group of aristocrats want Hellboy's help figuring out what's going on. What follows is a story about betrayal that mines British folklore and the Hellboy mythos in equal portions. There are surprises for Hellboy and readers alike, and if you've ever wanted an off-kilter crash course in myths, 'Hellboy' graphic novels may be the most fun way to go about it.

'THE UNWRITTEN VOLUME 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS INDENTITY'
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Peter Gross
Vertigo


'The Unwritten' takes its primary inspiration from Christopher Milne, the real-life Christopher Robin of the 'Winnie the Pooh' series. It borrows a little from 'Harry Potter,' too, but not from the contents of the books -- instead, 'The Unwritten' posits a world where a 'Harry Potter'-like book series is a little more real than it should be.

Why Will 'Potter' Fans Love It?
The first volume, 'The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity,' sets up the story: Tom Taylor, like Milne, was the basis for a character in a children's novel. That novel became mega-popular, similar to 'Harry Potter''s meteoric rise to success, and Taylor makes his money touring conventions and meeting with fans.

The twist comes when Tom keeps encountering things that should be fictional. Not only that, some people believe that he may be the incarnation of the Tommy Taylor character, rather than an actual human being. Soon, he's wrapped up in massacres, assassination attempts, magic and tales about the relationship between fiction and reality. It's weird, layered, and interesting.

'VIMANARAMA'
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Phillips Bond
Vertigo


Grant Morrison and Philip Bond's 'Vimanarama' follows Ali, a young man living in modern-day England, his fiancee Sofia, and his family as they fall into the midst of a worldwide crisis. A young baby gets lost, and Ali and Sofia find the kid just after he accidentally awakens an ancient race of god-like heroes and villains. On top of that, the greatest of the heroes recognizes Sofia as the reincarnation of his ancient ladylove.

Why Will 'Potter' Fans Love It?
'Vimanarama' is fun, funny, and exciting. It takes the normal world and turns it on its ear with the introduction of gods and demons. The villains are running rampant over the planet, determined to convert it into something hospitable for their devilish plans, while the heroes are trying to turn the tide. Stuck in the middle are Ali and Sofia, who have to figure out how they feel about each other, their future and what they are going to do about the incredibly handsome hero who thinks that Sofia should be with him instead of Ali. It's short and sweet, and one of the best.

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