Sandman Volume Eleven: Endless Nights – And Now I Slumber

What an odyssey this has been. I ventured into the Dreaming months ago, aiming to finish the Sandman saga before the Netflix adaptation came out. Now, here I am, 11 volumes deep. This will be the last of my Sandman reviews. Though I do intend to read The Dream Hunters and Overture at some point,…

Sandman Volume Ten: The Wake – Loose Ends

The Kindly Ones was the epic climax, tying together myriad Sandman storylines into a delightful culmination of the series. The Wake, then, takes the loose ends left by those threads and elegantly offers endings for characters whose stories still go on after the universe-changing events of the previous volume.  Hefty spoilers follow for Volume 9:…

Sandman Volume Nine: The Kindly Ones – Nice

Points in my Sandman readthrough have sparked questions of a fatigued reader: where is this going? What does this mean? I was struggling by the time I reached The Kindly Ones, and I looked at the volume—by far the longest in the series by page length—only to double down on my exhaustion. Before I slipped…

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…