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"What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?"
Enter the beautiful and poignant world of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. From the mind that bought us Coraline, American Gods, and, along with Sir Terry Pratchett, Good Omens. This graphic novel series explores the lives of seven metaphysical entities, collectively called The Endless. The main character of The Sandman is Dream, also known as Morpheus, and over the course of the series, you meet the rest of The Endless, Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction.
The series takes inspiration from different mythologies, folklore, and religions. Making it the perfect combination of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. This collection contains all 75 issues of the Vertigo comic series and several stories initially presented in specials and anthologies, republished in four thick paperback graphic novels. These DC Comics Black Label graphic novels are suggested for mature readers. The Sandman was among the first graphic novels to appear on The New York Times Best Seller list, along with Maus, Watchmen, and The Dark Knight Returns. Check out our extensive manga, comics, and graphic novels collection for more graphic novels.
"One thing I've learned. You can know anything. It's all there. You just have to find it."
There has yet to be a series quite like The Sandman. With numerous spin-off series were created from the iconic graphic novel series, including Constantine, Lucifer, and a crossover series with Joe Hill's Locke & Key. With many more in the pipeline, now is the time to delve into this beloved comic book series. With the release of the internationally acclaimed The Sandman series on Netflix, starring famous faces such as Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, and many others, it is easy to see why the series is so popular. Netflix's The Sandman has caused a resurgence in popularity for the original graphic novel series, making now the perfect time to purchase the entire collection!
The Sandman Book One
As the story begins, 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. Book One collects The Sandman #1-20.
The Sandman Book Two
Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, the Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love-and Hell's ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him. Neil Gaiman's epic continues in The Sandman Book Two, collecting issues #21-37, The Sandman Special #1, and stories from Vertigo: Winter's Edge #1-3.
The Sandman Book Three
Centuries ago, one of the Endless gave up his duties and left his realm, never to be seen again. Now on a mission to find their missing sibling, Delirium and Dream encounter immortal humans and various deities as they try to locate the prodigal Destruction. But as their adventure draws Dream into a final, tragic confrontation with his son Orpheus, the eternal being learns the true meaning of fate and consequences. Neil Gaiman's epic continues in The Sandman Book Three, collecting issues #38-56 and a story from Vertigo Preview #1.
The Sandman Book Four
In the climactic final volume, Dream becomes the target of The Furies-unstoppable agents of vengeance. Dark forces are at work, and what they set in motion will demand a sacrifice more significant than any the Dreaming has yet known. The thrilling conclusion of the Sandman weaves together threads and pieces building since the beginning of the series, collecting issues #57-75 and stories from Vertigo Jam and Dust Covers.
These beautifully illustrated graphic novels would make the perfect gift for any fan of Gaiman's work or fans of the DC comic universe. The artists that helped shape this world into the visual masterpiece we see today are Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, and so many more. Combined with Gaiman's writing, these creative minds have created a literary world beyond our imaginations.
The Sandman deals with many important themes throughout. This includes an in-depth look at change and what change means. Change brings the new and says goodbye to the old, it brings life and death, and it brings hope and fear. Follow Dream and the Endless as they explore the limitless worlds they live within and the countless lives they affect. Due to their graphic nature and mature topics, Gaiman's The Sandman is suitable for mature readers. Remember to check out our young adult books as well as our general fiction titles!
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