The legendary tandem of writer Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby reunited for the first issue of the Sandman. Unlike the titular crime buster they regularly partnered for in Adventure Comics in the 1940s, this Sandman was the mythological master of the Dream Dimension. Aided by the nightmarish Brute and Glob, he protected young Joel Paulen and our reality from the computer brained menace General Electric. Despite issue #1's popularity, it would be Simon and Kirby's last collaboration. Initially a one-shot, Sandman continued (with Kirby art but other writers) with issue #2 being dated some 16 months after the opener. The series ended with #6, cover dated January 1976.