The Sandman HC / TP #1TP-C

Sandman

Preludes & Nocturnes

1991
Modern Age / USA / English
Trade Paperback / 240 pages / $12.99

Creators — View More ↓

WriterNeil Gaiman
ArtistMike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III
PencillerMike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth
InkerMike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III
ColoristRobbie Busch
LettererTodd Klein
Cover ArtistDave McKean
EditorKaren Berger, Bob Kahan
Editor in ChiefKaren Berger
ArtistSam Kieth
InkerTom Carola
EditorMichael C. Hill

Characters — View More ↓

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)


Plot

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.