This hardcover collection brings together the first two volumes of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel The Stuff of Legend (The Dark and the Jungle) in one beautiful 284 page edition. The book also contains never before printed character sketches and artwork by series artist and Russ Manning award nominee, Charles Paul Wilson III. New to this second edition is the Colonel's War Journal, which was previously only released in the Book 1: The Dark.<br> <br> As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe's war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child's bedroom in Brooklyn when the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the Dark. The child's playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy's bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.