The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) - Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg & Malcolm Jones III

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)

By Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg & Malcolm Jones III

  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 165 Ratings)
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Description

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling 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 seventy-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. 

Collecting issues #1-8, this new edition of PRELUDES & NOCTURNES features the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition.

Reviews

  • Awesome Comic!

    5
    By CouchCutter
    You can tell he is highly influenced by Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, which is an awesome thing!
  • Stop reading this review.

    5
    By biggüber
    Stop reading these reviews, there's no point. Yes, it really is that good. Now stop stalling and read the Sandman series.
  • Fantastic, in the purest sense of the word.

    5
    By NaviPari86
    Great art and a spellbinding story unlike anything you have ever read. An extraordinary literary and artistic achievement. This is my favorite Gaiman work.
  • Beautifully written

    5
    By dgg1975
    Vertigo's best graphic novel, hands down.
  • Amazing

    5
    By EmilySlrzn
    Everything he writes is amazing, and this is no exception.
  • Simply amazing

    5
    By T-1000
    Surpassed only by Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, this could be my favorite graphic novel of all-time. Grade: A+
  • Violence and Misogyny

    1
    By Yo! Loco!
    I'm a fan of classic graphic novels from the '80s and '90s. The Sandman has great art, but Neil Gaiman is a horrible writer whose default is sadism and gore. His misogyny is obvious and shameful. The violence towards, and torture of, female charicatures is grotesque. My daughters love comics and graphic novels. But I was ashamed that they might stumble across this on my iPad. I deleted it, and Apple was kind enough to refund my money. Although it would probably only get PG-13 for blood and guts, it should be NC-17 for sexism and sadism.
  • Mindblowing

    5
    By Suriyan69
    The Sandman opened my mind up to a whole new world.
  • No words describe

    5
    By bo0m3rrr
    These books are some of the best ever...insanely deep. A must own.

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