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THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.


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1-2-3... now it really begins. 0

For my review for trade 1 click HERE For my review for trade 2 click HERE For my review fro trade 3 click HERE   The Absolute volumes are given the name Absolute because nothing is better then them when it come to the printing of certain stories.  This first volume happens to contain the same content story-wise as trades one, two and three.   If you want my reviews for those books click on the links above.  Here is a brief write up of my reviews for Sandman so fair.  The main Character ...

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Neil Gaiman's series definitely gets better as it goes along. Once he tells his initial stories, Gaiman starts to get the hang of the character and this universe - primarily by freeing virtually any boundary of storytelling, akin to The Twilight Zone and other anthology series. The initial storyline of Dream's capture and subsequent mini-quest to regain his missing tools of power is a pretty good start to the series, and an unusual way to introduce the main character, by showing him at his most ...

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