The Sandman #23

    The Sandman » The Sandman #23 - Season of Mists: Chapter 2 released by Vertigo on February 1991.

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    Season of Mists: Chapter 2 last edited by ltjfleetwood41 on 09/14/18 12:37PM View full history

    The last thing Morpheus expects upon his return to Hell is an open gate and a vacant kingdom. And yet, that’s exactly what he finds as Lucifer explains he’s decided to give up the kingdom of the damned and hands over the keys to the Dream King. But is this a gift—or a curse?

    Lord Morpheus, dreading his impending confrontation with Lord Lucifer, travels to Hell to free his former lover, Queen Nada. When he gets to Hell, though, he finds the gates wide open, and the realm vacant. Morpheus calls out to Lucifer, who appears to him and promises to do him no harm within the bounds of Hell. Lucifer, it seems has decided to abandon Hell after 10 billion years and he asks Morpheus to accompany him as he makes final preparations for his departure. But what is Lucifer really up to?



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    This issue is simply outstanding. After preparing us for a fire-and-brimstone type showdown between the King of Dreams and the King of Hell, we get thrown a curveball, a cerebral conflict at most, and deeper intrigue in the relations between the immortal presences that control the universe. Lucifer Morningstar proves to be a much more complex character than the Devil is usually portrayed. By the issue's end, you cannot wait to find out how all this will turn out.  The downside is the art (as usu...

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