Sandman Volume Eight: Worlds’ End – Stories Within Stories

Welcome to the inn between realms, where travelers shelter from reality storms and share stories to pass the time. Sandman Volume 8: Worlds’ End is my favorite sort of Sandman collection. Namely, the sort that features one-off tales in service of a grander theme and only tangentially related to the ongoing saga of Dream and…

Sandman Volume Seven: Brief Lives – Delirious Road Trip

Welcome back once again to the Dreaming, where we continue our jaunt through Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. The Netflix adaptation looms, lighting a fire under my ass to plow through the remainder of the series so I know all there is to know about Morpheus and his entourage of mystical friends and enemies. What started as…

Sandman Volume Six: Fables & Reflections – Mixed Bag

The Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series finally has a release date—August 5, 2022—and the announcement renewed my drive to finish the series. Thus my Sandman readthrough continues, this time taking me to Fables & Reflections, a mixed bag of tales.  Fables & Reflections collects nine stories. Each narrative focuses on a…

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Sandman Volume Five: A Game Of You – Macabre Obscurity

I’m quickly approaching the halfway point in my Sandman journey, and what a ride it’s been. Neil Gaiman's graphic novel series delights as often as it makes me go “Huh?” This particular installment, A Game of You, is distinctly the latter. I enjoyed the experience of reading A Game of You, though I can’t pinpoint whether…

Sandman Volume Four: Season Of Mists – Welcome To Hell

Onward and upward, further into the land of dreams than we’ve ever gone before! My trek into the world of Morpheus and his mythical cohort continues with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Season Of Mists. This volume feels sprawling and vast, and it offers a hellishly good time. That said, it ain’t perfect. But I’ll get to…

Sandman Volume Three: Dream Country – Sleepy Shorts

Cue the lullabies, folks. I’m back with another Sandman review! Today, we take a break from the large story arcs that made Neil Gaiman a comic-book writer to be reckoned with. Sandman Volume Three: Dream Country regales us with four diminutive dreamy tales. These snappy interludes add new layers and depths to the world depicted…

Sandman Volume Two: The Doll’s House – Enter Night

Welcome back to the land of dreams, ruled by the aloof and mysterious Morpheus. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series once again impresses and delights in volume two, grounding the ongoing story of Morpheus and his macabre cadre in the goings-on of our own world. To marvelous effect, The Doll’s House intertwines a litany of narratives, forming…

Sandman Volume One: Preludes & Nocturnes – Power Nap

The accolades for Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman have been piling up for years, gaining the series a well-earned audience and catapulting it to the top of many a “Best Graphic Novels” list. But this slumberific tale sat dormant on my shelves for years, waiting patiently for the right time to escape and plop right into…

The Books of Magic – Gaiman’s Graphic Sorcery

Neil Gaiman’s The Books of Magic lives up to its name. Combining Gaiman’s distinct charm with illustrations by John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, and Paul Johnson, Magic stands as a narrative wonder among the pantheon of amazing graphic novels. In fact, published in 1993, it may have built the foundation on which some of…