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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. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus while initially infuriated at the death of his mortal jailer inflicts a dire punishment on his son instead turning life into an eternal nightmare , Dream then goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman freshly escaped from arkam asylum who has corrupted one of dreams most powerful items his soul stone. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.

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Your dream comic. 0

Since the Sandman Overture is coming out I felt it was the right time to review the Sandman vol 1 and express to everyone why they should read this series since it’s just about, as this series is a joy to read every time and it’s filled with imagination and brilliantly executed ideas and while some issues are definitely better than others (mainly because some issues going from really good to magnificent), but it is the start of the series and Gaiman even admits in the afterword that he was tryi...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The King of Dreams getting back what is his. 0

What is a Dream?  A Dream is hard to define, to make it worst, Neil Gaiman tells us its a Man.  Not just any Man, a Man who looks an awful much like him.  Tall, skinny, dark hair and mysterious.  The only difference Morpheus (Dream) is more creepy.  This first book collects the first eight issues.  We are introduced to Morpheus and who he is and him being freed for his captivity.  A king stripped of everything, he has to go on a quest to getting back what is his.  We then see the "dreaming" his ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Watch out for the Sandman in your dreams! 0

“In a fairy tale story, once all the children are asleep, the Sandman will come in and sprinkle magic dust in children’s eyes and give them sweet dreams.”   At least, that is the interpretation we get about the Sandman.   However, in this graphic novel, we are about to enter a world where the Sandman is a magical being of the Dream world, but the world of the Sandman is much darker and more disturbing than you can ever imagine!   “The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes” is a comic series written by...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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