THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES
Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones, III; Painted Cover by Dave McKean
“SANDMAN just might be the smartest comic book ever written.”
“The best comic book ever returns.”
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Neil Gaiman’s long-running series made cool comics fantastical and fantastical comics cool…SANDMAN is a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much.”
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.