BEN GARRISON Editorial 5: Authority Man
Urban fantasy is frequently thought of as a relatively new genre. That it only started gaining ground in the late eighties and early nineties with the works of Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, and Terri Windling.Urban Fantasy certainly made its presence felt in the Vertigo titles of the 1990s. But at the time it was viewed as having limited market appeal. Just something for the Goths, Sand-heads, and emo-kids in black trench coats.Perhaps it was a bit more niche in those days, but those days came crashing to an end with the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Potterverse took urban fantasy mainstream in such a big way that it’s as universal to Millennials and Zoomers as the Lord of the Rings is to previous generations.
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