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

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Written by NEIL GAIMAN Art by SAM KIETH, MIKE DRINGENBERG & MALCOLM JONES III Cover by DAVE MCKEAN The first volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal horror series is available in a new edition featuring the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, collecting issues #1-8, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps Death's younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, 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 the pragmatic, perky Death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 169 x 258 x 9mm | 436g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Fully Recolored ed.
  • 1401225756
  • 9781401225759
  • 1,567

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Praise for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman:

"The greatest epic in the history of comic books"-The Los Angeles Times Magazine

"One of the few comics that segued from the comics crowd, entering the intellectual and art worlds, winning over a large non-comics-reading audience..."-The Hollywood Reporter

"The Sandman is a modern myth, as well as a precis on why the stories we tell matter so much."-Playboy

"The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem . . . cool."-Entertainment Weekly
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Praise for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman "The greatest epic in the history of comic books"--The Los Angeles Times Magazine

"One of the few comics that segued from the comics crowd, entering the intellectual and art worlds, winning over a large non-comics-reading audience..."--The Hollywood Reporter

"The Sandman is a modern myth, as well as a precis on why the stories we tell matter so much."--Playboy

"The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem . . . cool."--Entertainment Weekly
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About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the hit movie. His other books include Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods, and Stardust, (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) as well as the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors. He is also the author of The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish, both written for children. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy, and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. Sam Kieth was born in 1963 and started his professional career when he was seventeen. Later on he sold some work to DC Comics and Marvel, where he illustrated Wolverine. In 1987 Kieth drew the first five issues of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and went on to create his own comic series called The Maxx, which was published by Image comics from 1993 until 1998. The success of the series spawned an award-winning cartoon on MTV, trading cards, a toy, and even some statues. This work is currently in print as graphic novels from DC's WildStorm imprint. Keith's recent work includes Wolverine/Hulk for Marvel Comics and Batman: Secrets and Scratch for DC Comics. He has also created several other creator-owned properties that have been published by WildStorm including Epicurus The Sage and Zero Girl.

Mike Dringenberg was born in Laon, France, and currently resides in Bountiful, Utah. His early comics work appeared in Eclipse's Enchanter, Alien Worlds, Total Eclipse, and Vortex's Kelvin Mace. When not drawing or painting, Mike swears he can be found "wandering through the desert kicking coyotes" and "watching the sun rise in the west."
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162,517 ratings
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3 12% (19,614)
2 3% (5,251)
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I've heard a lot about the Sandman series and wanted to see if it lived up to the hype, and so far it has. It's somewhat set in the DC universe with other heroes and villains having cameo appearances, but the main focus is on the Dreamland and other locations based around it. The story centres around Dream, who is (surprise, surprise), the personification of dreams who can control and manipulate them and his various quests and hardships. The story is really engaging with a few emotional points. It is well-written and illustrated and I can't wait to continue on with the story.show more
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