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.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 10. - The Wake
When Neal Gaiman penned the seventy-fifth issue of The Sandman he made history in two ways. For the first time in comic book history, a profitable on-going series was being brought to a conclusion. More importantly the threads that he began to spin in the very first issue are now brought together and tied together in a loose bundle that wraps the whole package up nicely and yet leaves him the option to slip another present into the bundle at some later date. Sandman: The Wake is comprised of the last six issues of the regular Sandman comic book series. The first three cover the actual wake of Morpheus, King of Dreams. In this story within a story characters from the series meet to remember and pay their respects to the fallen immortal. In eulogies which alternate between respect, praise and villification, the Dream Lord's character is summed up and his flaws laid bare to, literally, all the world. In the final chapter of The Wake the reader is returned to an earlier time in the saga of the Sandman, when an aging "William Shekespeare" having just completed his final play "The Tempest," commissioned at the bequest of the Dream Lord, reflects on his life, his struggles, tragedies and a bargain for greatness he made with Morpheus many years earlier. In perhaps the series' most poigniant line, a statement which ironically becomes the Sandman's own epitaph, Morpheus reveals that he made the bargain because "...I am the King of Stories, but I have no story of my own." Carefully balancing melancholy and tragedy with hope and determination the beautifully illustrated and even more beautifully written Sandman: The Wake stands counter to Morpheus' own words and serves as an extrodinary ending to one of the most incredible stories in the history of comics.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 9. - The Kindly Ones
Distraught by the kidnapping and presumed death of her son, and believing Morpheus to be responsible, Lyta Hall calls the ancient wrath of the Furies down upon him. A former superheroine blames Morpheus for the death of her child and summons an ancient curse of vengeance against the Lord of Dream. The "kindly ones" enter his realm and force a sacrifice that will change the Dreaming forever.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 8. - Worlds' End
A "reality storm" draws and unusual cast of characters together. They take shelter in a tavern, where they amuse each other with their life stories. Although Morpheus is never a focus in these stories, each has something to say about the nature of stories and dreams. With an introduction by Stephen King.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 4. - Season of Mists
Lucifer has grown tired of being the lord of Hell. He kicks out the demons and the damned alike, closes up shop, and gives the key to Hell to Morpheus. Beings from all the world's mythologies converge on the lord of Dream to seize this instrument of power.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 5. - A Game Of You
Take an apartment house, mix in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine, and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of the SANDMAN series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in THE DOLL'S HOUSE, who here finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 3. - Dream Country
The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comicbook stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 12. - Endless Nights
Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respective realms. In this highly imaginative book that boasts a diverse styles of breathtaking art, these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder.
Neil Gaiman - The Absolute Sandman 4.
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed book titles of all time, New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's masterpiece The Sandman set new standards for mature, lyrical fantasy and graphic narrative. Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the last of four definitive Absolute Editions collecting this groundbreaking series in its entirety. The Absolute Sandman Volume Four reprints issues 57-75 of The Sandman and features an introduction by Karen Berger, editor of the original series and founder of the Vertigo imprint. This volume also includes a survey of exquisite memorabilia from the Dreaming, the original script and thumbnails by Gaiman and artist Marc Hempel for the first part of "The Kindly Ones" from The Sandman #57, and the complete script by Gaiman for the title's final issue, together with thumbnails, pencils, and paintings by artist Charles Vess
Neil Gaiman - The Absolute Sandman 5.
THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN BOOK FIVE is the latest oversized deluxe slipcased hardcover collecting the classic Sandman stories written by Neil Gaiman THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of The Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters. These seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder. THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS appears in two versions here: First, as a prose novella by Gaiman with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, and then in a comics version adapted by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN, FABLES: THE LAST CASTLE). In this tale, a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all her cunning to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.
Neil Gaiman - Yoshitaka Amano - Sandman 11. - The Dream Hunters
Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night's Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves. This book also boasts an eight page section highlighting Yoshitaka Amano's amazing painted art.
Neil Gaiman - Sandman: Az álmok fejedelme - Prelűdök és noktürnök
A Sandman borongós hangulatú, zseniális eposz, Neil Gaiman választékos prózájában és a képregényszakma legkeresettebb rajzolóinak értő tolmácsolásában tálalva, a modern mítoszok és a baljós hangulatú fantasy keveréke, amelyben a kortárs irodalom, a történelmi dráma és az ősi legendák szinte észrevétlenül fonódnak össze.
Neil Gaiman - Sandman: Az álmok fejedelme - Párák évszaka
A Végtelenek családi gyűlésén az Álmok Fejedelme elhatározza, hogy visszatér a pokolba, és kiszabadítja régi szerelmét, Nadát, akit gőgjében ő maga ítélt kárhozatra mintegy tízezer évvel ezelőtt. A pokolbéli látogatás persze nem veszélytelen, legutóbb Lucifer Hajnalcsillag megfogadta, hogy elpusztítja Morpheuszt, ha újra a felségterületére merészkedik. Ám a bosszúszomjas Lucifer helyett az Álomúr egy megfáradt lénnyel találkozik, aki a holt lelkeket szélnek ereszti, a pokol kulcsát pedig hősünkre ruházza, kezdjen vele, amit akar. A PÁRÁK ÉVSZAKA lebilincselő olvasmány; akkor sem csalódunk, ha a felszínen maradva megelégszünk egy lenyűgöző fantáziavilágban játszódó mesével, de akkor sem, ha mélyebbre ásva elgondolkodunk a Gaiman által finoman felvetett filozofikus, morális kérdéseken.
Neil Gaiman - The Absolute Sandman 1.
THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues 1-20 of The Sandman and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material, including the complete original Sandman Proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script to the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC’s president Paul Levitz and a new afterword by Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman - The Absolute Sandman 3.
The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including "Brief Lives," in which the Sandman's sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story "Ramadan," a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).
Neil Gaiman - The Absolute Sandman 2.
THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and had become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects twenty tales of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, as well as never-before-seen extra material.
Neil Gaiman - Sandman: Az álmok fejedelme - A babaház
Az Álmok Fejedelmére új kihívások várnak a hosszú rabság után: helyre kell állítania birodalmát, meg kell fékeznie néhány elszabadult alattvalóját, és egy közelgő álomörvénnyel is szembe kell néznie. A Sandman-eposz második kötetének főszereplője Rose Walker, aki miközben hozzátartozóit keresi, egyre jobban belebonyolódik az Álomvilágba, ahol néha igencsak bizarr és különleges lények tanyáznak, valamint furcsa és rémisztő események történnek.
Neil Gaiman - Leslie S. Klinger - The Annotated Sandman 1.
Meet the Endless, a family of immortals that govern all aspects of life and death throughout the universe. However, one of theirown lays captured--Dream, the Lord of Sleep. As Dream makes his escape and returns to his duties after 70 years of imprison-ment, he encounters countless characters from myth, legend and comics, from Lucifer himself to the tragic Greek hero Orpheusto the HELLBLAZER John Constantine.New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo titleand one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyondlife and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision
Neil Gaiman - Sandman: Az álmok fejedelme - Álomország
A Sandman-sorozat harmadik gyűjteményes kötete négy hátborzongató és lenyűgöző történetből áll: a Kalliopé egy gyönyörű múzsáról szól, akit egy író tart fogva, azzal a céllal, hogy inspirációt merítsen regényeihez; az Ezer macska álma egy cica szemszögéből regél az emberiség zsarnokságáról; a World Fantasy-díjas Szentivánéji álom William Shakespeare azonos című vígjátékának ősbemutatóját idézi fel; az utolsó, Álarc című történet halhatatlan, elpusztíthatatlan hősnője pedig csak arra vágyik, hogy a halál végre eljöjjön érte. Az ÁLOMORSZÁG lapjain helyet kapott még egy igazi csemege, Neil Gaimannek a Kalliopéhoz írt eredeti képregény-forgatókönyve is, amely a képregényírás kulisszatitkaiba engedi bepillantani az olvasót.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 2. - The Doll's House
During Morpheus's incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself. Features an introduction by Clive Barker.