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The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 4 Hardcover – November 11, 2008


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"* "Easily the best comics series around." Time Out * "A spellbinding series." The Sunday Times * "A comic strip for intellectuals." - Norman Mailer" --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed comics writer of the 1990s and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. He is the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author of American Gods and Anansi Boys, and won critical acclaim for his first feature film, Mirrormask, with long-time collaborator Dave McKean. His current project is a big-screen version of his comic Death: The High Cost of Living, and his illustrated novel Stardust was recently filmed by director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake). --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo; Slp edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401210856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401210854
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2.5 x 15.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I make things up and write them down. Which takes us from comics (like SANDMAN) to novels (like ANANSI BOYS and AMERICAN GODS) to short stories (some are collected in SMOKE AND MIRRORS) and to occasionally movies (like Dave McKean's MIRRORMASK or the NEVERWHERE TV series, or my own short film A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON).

In my spare time I read and sleep and eat and try to keep the blog at www.neilgaiman.com more or less up to date.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William R. Harris on December 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Vol 4 is a very much a worthy conclusion to the Sandman series. It does an amazing job of bringing together all of the many (many) disparate threads into a single resolution that is totally and completely satisfying. While some may not like the simple art style featured in "The Kindly Ones," you'd be hard pressed not to admit that the art for "The Wake" looks beautiful and sets the tone perfectly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lucas Sapucahy Coppio on August 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Sandman is one of the greatest comic series ever writen and this compilation, Sandman Absolute vol 1, 2, 3 and 4 have the quality that this piece of art deserves!

Awesome finishing, all the extras and comments, the box and hardcover are flawless!

This is a must have for any comic addicted and is the best "graphical novel" writen by Neil G. that you may ever find on earth!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Mentzer on December 16, 2008
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As is the case with the first three volumes, this over-sized, expensive book is more than worth the purchase price. Unlike many of DC's hardcover volumes, the quality of the Absolute editions is impeccable.

As for the material itself, it's Neil Gaiman. What more is there to say?
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By abefroman on October 21, 2013
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If you are going to purchase an Absolute series, these are the ones to get. All of these books are just incredible. They tell an amazing story, and contain some of the best comic art I've ever seen, which only looks more grandiose in this oversized edition. Each book has a table of contents, sewn binding, thick paper, vibrant ink, and some great extras.

As for volume four, this is the ending of the series. Though there is a volume five, it only contains short stories or one-shots that don't directly pertain to the main story thread. As for the ending, Gaiman wraps everything up. All of the side stories and the main story arc come crashing together in such a way that will leave you wanting more, but excepting that there won't be.

Though the omnibus is out, and is nice, I highly recommend you overlooking it and grabbing the Absolute set instead. This artwork should be seen in this format, and it is such a incredible product, you have no excuse for settling for anything less. Buy this!
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By Liz on May 15, 2014
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Sandman itself has been reviewed multiple times, so I'll just talk about the book itself.

This is an amazing edition. The book is large and pretty hefty, so make sure you have room for it before you order! The box sleeves the book comes in is covered in awesome art book that is also reflected on the book cover itself. I love how thick the pages are. The extras and forwards are a big plus to collectors. While you could purchase the Omnibus for less than the collective price of these five books, I would recommend these. Better material, more extras, and all around better display. Truly the absolute version of The Sandman!
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By Ulrik Hedin on January 18, 2009
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The Absolute Sandman editions are just so amazing. Oversized, hardcover with slipcase, great quality regarding paper and ink. This is top of the line when it comes to collections. I will not go so much into the storyline since this collections contiunues right after the privious and to have the complete collection you really need all 4, right? These looks so good in my bookshelf. More comics should be presented like this. 5 stars, no complaints!
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By Kathryn Gadd on August 21, 2011
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i own the collection and find myself leafing through my favorite parts of each volume many a rainy day--or any other day i need an excuse to stay inside. in testimony to the pure beauty and poetry of the art and prose i will state quite honestly that, after the dog and cat, my beloved sandman collection--all 30+ lbs of it--is number 3 on my 'get it out of the burning house' list.
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By John Reyes on February 9, 2009
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This finishes the Sandman storyline. Beautiful artwork and fantastic storyline. Gaiman does something in this that was completely unexpected and ties up all loose ends.

I expected a bit more in the bonus features, especially since it was the last volume, but it was still very enjoyable.
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