Sandman

The Sandman HC / TP #1TP-C

Preludes & Nocturnes

1991
Vertigo
Adventure
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Trade Paperback | 240 pages | $12.99

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.

Includes issues 1-8 of the original series.


Creators View all

Writer Neil Gaiman
Artist Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Sam Kieth
Penciller Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth
Inker Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Tom Carola
Colorist Robbie Busch
Letterer Todd Klein
Cover Artist Dave McKean
Editor Karen Berger, Bob Kahan, Michael C. Hill
Editor in Chief Karen Berger

Characters View all

John Constantine
Lucifer
Eve
Azazel
Cain
John Hathaway
Dr. Destiny (John Dee)
Nada
Abel
Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
Death (DC)
Mervyn Pumpkinhead
Sandman (Morpheus / Dream)
Granny Goodness
Etrigan the Demon (Jason Blood)
Destiny (DC)
Chas (Frank William Chandler)
Ecstacy
Roderick Burgess
Alex Burgess
Ethel Dee
Stefan Wasserman
Unity Kinkaid
Lucien the Librarian
Goldie the Gargoyle
Gregory the Gargoyle
Roger Huntoon
Fashion Thing
Kindly Ones (Cynthia)
Kindly Ones (Mordred)
Kindly Ones (Mildred)
Mad Hettie
Choronzon
Lucifer (Samael)
Beelzebub
Agony
Squatterbloat
Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Mr. Miracle (Scott Free)
Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)