The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes (Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III)

The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes collects issues 1-8 of The Sandman series written by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. I read the German translation by Gerlinde Althoff.
Finished on: 8.9.2022

When the magician Roderick Burgess sets out to capture Death (and end up with immortality), something goes wrong. Instead of Death, he ends up with Dream in a cage. Ever enterprising, Burgess is sure that he can make this work for himself, too. And if he can’t, it is probably better to keep him locked up and not draw attention to the fact that he did. But Dream is one of the Eternals. Even without the magical items Burgess stripped from him, he can bide his time. And his day will come. Meanwhile though, a world without Dream shows signs of decay as a sleeping sickness ravages its people.

I’ve had the Sandman comics at home since about forever (I bought them so long ago, I still have them in German and not English). But as these things go, I never read them. Now with the TV show out, I decided it was finally time. And the start is definitely promising, albeit a little uneven.

The comic cover showing the head of Dream, posed over a tower of books.
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