Preludes and Nocturnes

(The Sandman, Vol. 1)

Preludes and Nocturnes (Hardcover, 1998, DC Comics)

Hardcover, 240 pages

English language

Published Dec. 1, 1998 by DC Comics.

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3 star (1 review)

Preludes and Nocturnes collects the first eight issues of The Sandman comic by Neil Gaiman published by DC Vertigo. The series centers on Morpheus (Dream of the Endless). Dream is imprisoned for decades by an occultist seeking immortality. Upon escaping, he must reclaim his objects of power while still in a weakened state, confronting an addict to his dream powder, the legions of Hell, and an all-powerful madman (Doctor Destiny) in the process.

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Interesting start, but not completely sold yet.

3 star

I've feel like I've heard forever about about how great this is. The first volume was fine, I guess! The foreword suggests that the first few issues are really figuring out what to be, and that series really finds its voice later. I'll read more and see how I get on. The last issue was by the most interesting, which is a good sign. (Now I just need to figure out how to find them.)


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