The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
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... show more
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, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.Includes issues 1-8 of the original series with completely new coloring, approved by the author.
Publish date: 2012
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Sandman Collection (#1)
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: In 1916, Dream is captured and encased in a glass globe in a failed attempt by a fictional Edwardian magician (very much in the vein of Aleister Crowley) named Roderick Burgess to bind Death and attain immortality. Dream bides his time for decades until Burge...
Captivating. Couldn't put it down, even though it's 3am.
I'm not going to repeat myself for every issue, but this is possibly the best graphic novel series ever written. My first experience was the second issue, which still holds a special place in my heart. Great artwork, deep and philosophical plot lines and the most twisted thing that Gaiman has ever...
When he was invited to write a comic for DC, Neil Gaiman reached deep to write about a little known character, Sandman. Preludes and Nocturnes is the compilation of the first eight issues in which Sandman is captured, eventually breaking free decades later, and then sets out to recover the trappings...
Sometimes words alone cannot contain Neil Gaiman’s creativity. This collection that begins the series of THE SANDMAN is a brilliant start to something magical. The idea alone is a standout, unique concept: to capture death, but end up capturing the dream maker instead. Wow. The story ramps up from t...