- Series: Sandman (Book 1)
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vertigo; Reprint edition (October 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401225756
- ISBN-13: 978-1401225759
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 519 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) Paperback – October 19, 2010
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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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Way back then, I researched it and found out about Sandman. But this was before the Internet, and before I had my own money to spend.
Fast forward about *mumble* years. I've read several of Gaiman's novels. I've long since stopped devouring every Tori Amos album as soon as it comes out. (Or at all, to be honest.) And I'm browsing Amazon and come across The Sandman series. So I buy the first volume. Along with one of my favorite early Tori albums, just to really get back to my roots.
I read Volume 1 in one sitting. I've never been much of a fan of comics. I read The Watchmen and, at my husband's urging, one of the Batman ones. The Dark Knight something or other. I like comic book characters, I love the Marvel movies, but reading graphic novels is difficult for me. I never know which panel to go to next, and I feel like I miss things.
I'm not an idiot, I swear. There's just something about the way they're put together that makes it hard for my brain to digest.
The Sandman was not too difficult to grasp, though. For the most part the action was clear, and of course Neil's stories were beautiful. I loved Dream, I adored Death, the art was phenomenal, and I couldn't stop turning the pages. I absolutely cannot wait to read the rest of the series. I am forcing myself to wait a few days before I order Vol. 2, because I don't want to spend $100 in one month on comic books. I mean, I DO want to, but I probably shouldn't.
It started off a little slow for me, and a little strange as well (there were some shining moments like Dream's visit to Hell). Around issues 6 and 7 though, I think Neil found his groove and I really got into the story. Dream is an awesome character. At once horrifying and compassionate. A man out for vengeance, but also wishing for peace. I am excited to see where the series goes from here.
So it's nice to finally start collecting all the graphic novel volumes so that I can finally read the whole story from beginning to end. I must confess that I am a Sandman fanboy so I am unlikely to give any Sandman book anything less than four stars.
As a comic book fan I know most people probably imagine the world of comics as being about super heroes or Sunday Funnies. But, the comic medium is worthy of so much more.
Sandman is that "much more". The story is excellent, and is wonderfully executed. You're going to want to get all of these at once, because they can't be put down.
If you're already a comic book fan, you've likely heard of Sandman. So what are you waiting for? Read this already!
If you aren't already a comic book fan, maybe it's time to give it a chance. If any story is going to change your mind about the possibilities of this art form, this is the one.
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