The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 2
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... show more
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 had 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 second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects twenty tales of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, as well as never-before-seen extra material.
Publish date: October 31st 2007
Pages no: 616
Edition language: English
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Series: The Sandman -3 (#4)
Volume II of this series is as gorgeous as Volume I. There are two main stories, only one of which I'd read before. The first, about Lucifer abdicating as ruler of Hell, did not appeal to me as much as the second, about The Cuckoo, with its cast of characters from under-represented groups and very m...
If the first Sandman collection was near perfection, then this volume achieves it. Stunning.
Mr. Gaiman, you wrote a damn fine comic here. Damn fine."A Game of You" is another precursor to the first graphic novel I fell in love with, 'Kingdom of the Wicked', and had some great characters. And "Season of Mists" you just have to read to believe. I said in my review for the 'Absolute Sandman, ...
I read volumes 2-4 in a row, hardly stopping for breath in between. It makes it harder to review each individually, with my memories of them running together. But that hardly matters. I've loved nearly every moment I've ever read Sandman, from the first time fifteen years ago (or so) right down to t...
Sometimes you get the privilege of reading something that creates in you an immediate need to read more of a genre you had previously never even considered. I have never been a "fan" of comics or graphic novels, in fact had never even read serial comics, other than a few Disney books as a kid. But f...