New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.
During Morpheus's incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself. Features an introduction by Clive Barker.
Based on a rich tapestry of myths both real and invented, the 75-issue SANDMAN comic book series is a modern classic. Its wide appeal made Neil Gaiman famous, increased the female audience for comic books, and inspired greater respect for the medium as a whole. This graphic novel collects issues #1-#8 of SANDMAN, reproducing the first major story arc in its entirety. In 1916, a powerful and wealthy English magician seeks to capture the personification of Death, believing that if he does so, neither he nor anyone else will have to die again. However, his spell ensnares Death's younger brother instead--Dream, who rules over all our dreams and nightmares. While Dream remains imprisoned for over 70 years, his absence is keenly felt, causing some people to remain forever asleep, others eternally awake, and some to be trapped between the two states. When he finally escapes, he must regain his tools of office, stolen during his captivity, a quest that takes him to London, to Hell, and then to the very depths of madness. It's an incredible but fairly disturbing journey, and neither the text nor the full-color art pulls any punches.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres, Comics + Graphic Novels
- Psychology, Types of Characters, Graphic Novels / Horror, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- October 19, 2010
- October 19, 2010
- Neil Gaiman
- Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones