The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
"Wake up, sir. We're here." It's a simple enough opening line--althoughnot many would have guessed back in 1991 thatthis would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man... show more
"Wake up, sir. We're here." It's a simple enough opening line--althoughnot many would have guessed back in 1991 thatthis would lead to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comics of the second half of the century.In Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman weaves the story of a man interested in capturing the physical manifestation of Death but who instead captures the King of Dreams. By Gaiman's own admission there's a lot in this first collection that is awkward and ungainly--which is not to say there are not frequent moments of greatness here. The chapter "24 Hours" is worth the price of the book alone; it stands as one of the most chilling examples of horror in comics. And let's not underestimate Gaiman's achievement of personifying Death as a perky, overly cheery, cute goth girl! All in all, I greatly prefer the roguish breaking of new ground in this book to the often dull precision of the concluding volumes of the Sandman series. --Jim Pascoe
Publish date: December 7th 1993
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Sandman Collection (#1)
Pod wpływem impulsu postanowiłem odświeżyć sobie jakąś pozycję, którą czytałem bardzo dawno temu. Myślałem o Wiedźminie ale wtedy mój wzrok padł na najniższą półkę, gdzie trzymam komiksy. A tam stoi sobie kompletny Sandman. Zacząłem go zbierać na studiach i zajęło mi to około dwóch lat. W tedy na s...
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He has finally escaped his imprisonment and now he needs to find his tools but who has them? He is the King of Dreams and without his tools, he is weak and powerless. In his weaken stage, he starts to gather what was once his so he can reign once again, in the world of dreams. I have to admit it too...
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