Absolute Sandman Volume One by Neil GaimanAbsolute Sandman Volume One by Neil Gaiman

Absolute Sandman Volume One

byNeil Gaiman, Sam Kieth

Hardcover | November 1, 2006

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THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman, 1960 - Neil Gaiman was born in 1960 in Portchester, England. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as "Time Out,""The Sunday Times,""Punch" and "The Observer." Gaiman's first comic endeavor was the graphi...
Title:Absolute Sandman Volume OneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:612 pages, 15.6 × 9.1 × 2.3 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1401210821

ISBN - 13:9781401210823

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Masterpiece Comprising Sandman numbers 1 to 20, the Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1 is the first of four oversized, slip-cased hardcover books that will reprint Neil Gaiman's Sandman completely (all 75 numbers, plus some extras). That alone would be highly recommended, but this book has also a new coloring, aproved my Neil himself, plus a new introduction by Paul Levitz, forewords by Gaiman, a copy of the script with sketches for Sandman #19 (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and also sketches from Gaiman and Michael Dringenberg on the Sandman proposal to DC back in the 80s. Ah, and also all 20 covers from Dave McKean. All of this would mean nothing if the book wasn't really good, and really good it is. Here you'll read the capture of the Lord of the Dreams and his comeback (early collected in "Preludes and Nocturnes"), his encounter with the deadly nightmare "The Corinthian" (previously collected in "The Doll's House), and four short stories from the past of Dream (as seen before in "Dream County" collection). Many great moments from the series are here: the confrontation in Hell with demons over his helmet, the serial killer convention, the encounter with his sister Death, and the already mentioned A Midsummer Night's Dream, the first and only comic book to win a World Fantasy Award. This book is a work of art, and high recommended. Can't wait to have the 4 of them on my bookshelf!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to read Sandman This is the best way to read Sandman as the art really pops out at the Absolute size. The quality of the art is top notch. Binding is sewn on this which is a must for a book that costs what this costs. The art quality does vary a bit. This is a must buy for Sandman fans. For new fans, I'd recommend checking this out in another format before deciding if this is your thing as there are still 3 more books to buy after this volume to finish up the series (there is also a fifth volume).
Date published: 2016-11-08