The Sandman

The Sandman

[Volume 8], World's End

Book - 1994
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Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Michael Allred, Gary Amaro, Mark Buckingham, Dick Giordano, and various; Painted Cover by Dave McKean A "reality storm" draws and unusual cast of characters together. They take shelter in a tavern, where they amuse each other with their life stories. Although Morpheus is never a focus in these stories, each has something to say about the nature of stories and dreams. With an introduction by Stephen King.
Publisher: [New York] : DC Comics : Vertigo, [1994]
ISBN: 9781563891717
1563891719
0761941203782
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Talbot, Bryan
Giordano, Dick
Alternative Title: World's end

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mammothhawk229e
Dec 29, 2017

Loved the wayfarers from throughout time, myth & imagination converge at mysterious inn during "reality storm".
Artists' style so varied from bubble gum, creepy to steampunk.
Ditto the ambitious ending, if PTSD protagonist really back in his own slightly modified universe or in a parallel universe with small changes.
Definitely not for kids with bigger ideas & concepts other than costumed superheroes that leaves the reader to think.
Highly recommended for adults.

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janajee
Nov 23, 2017

Stories within stories within a story.

I was worried I wasn't going to enjoy it as much because I prefer an overall story arch instead of little compilations of stories, but these was actually pretty good.

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dtaylz
Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Highly recommend (the whole series!). I love that Stephen King did the intro! 2 of my favorite authors here :) The stories are interesting and beautifully told as always :)

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