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    The Sandman #21

    The Sandman » The Sandman #21 - Season of Mists: Prologue released by Vertigo on December 1990.

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    In this prologue issue to the acclaimed “Season of Mists” storyline, Destiny learns of drastic changes on the horizon within existence and calls a meeting of his family, the Endless. But the gathering turns ugly, setting the stage for a tumultuous road ahead for the eternal family.

    'Season of the Mists: Episode 0', AKA 'Season of the Mists: Prologue' opens with Destiny walking through his garden. There he encounters the Grey Ladies who tell him, "A king will forsake his kingdom", "Life and death will clash and fray", "The oldest battle begins once more", "And all these things have genesis here in your garden". Consulting his book, he realizes he must call a family meeting of The Endless. The siblings' dinner conversation is less than pleasant, and sets into motion a number of events.

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    The Real Epic Begins 0

    Having laid out the background to the Sandman's universe and introduced most of the major characters in the preceding story arcs and standalone issues, writer Neil Gaiman, still in the ascendancy of his most creative period, begins the real narrative of the epic storyline of The Sandman maxi-series. From here forward there is not only the Season of Mists story arc to which this is the prologue, but a (more or less) linear narrative that will span across the entire run of the comic.  Because...

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