The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes

by Neil Gaiman
The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) - Neil Gaiman 8.06   53

Collecting The Sandman #1–8, 1988–1989. Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones III.

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story ”The Sound of Her Wings” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.


Release date 1989

Details updated August 24, 2021

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The Sandman :: Series

Series contains 10 primary works and has 16 total works.

The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) 8.06   53
The Sandman: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2) 8.44   74
The Sandman: Dream Country (The Sandman #3) 8.34   72
The Sandman: Season of Mists (The Sandman #4) 8.60   76
The Sandman: A Game of You (The Sandman #5) 8.54   30
The Sandman: Fables & Reflections (The Sandman #6) 8.38   21
The Sandman: Brief Lives (The Sandman #7) 8.00   23
The Sandman: Worlds' End (The Sandman #8) 7.78   18
The Sandman: The Kindly Ones (The Sandman #9) 8.56   16
The Sandman: The Wake (The Sandman #10) 8.80   10
The Sandman: Endless Nights 7.72   59
The Absolute Sandman: Volume 1 8.36   11
The Absolute Sandman: Volume 2 9.34   6
The Absolute Sandman: Volume 3 9.00   4
The Absolute Sandman: Volume 4 9.00   4
The Sandman: Overture 7.00   1

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For many years I have wanted to read Gaiman's Sandman comic's and now I finally started. I regret so much that I didn't start sooner. Absolute pearl of comics this is. The story is intriguing and art marvelous. Can't wait to get my hands on the next part!

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