The Sandman

The Sandman

The Wake

Book - 1997
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The Sandman is the most acclaimed and award-winning comics series of the 1990s for good reason: a smart and deeply brooding epic, elegantly penned by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by a rotating cast of comics' most sought-after artists, it is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven. The saga of The Sandman encompasses a series of tales unique in graphic literature and is a story you will never forget. Ancient gods, old friends and enemies alike gather to remember and pay tribute to the fallen King of Dreams in The Wake, bringing to a close the long story of Morpheus of The Endless. In the aftermath of one of the strangest wakes ever held, echoes of Morpheus reverberate, touching a man who refuses to die, a Chinese sage lost in a desert of dreams, and an aging William Shakespeare, who must fulfill one last obligation to The Sandman in his own twilight years.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c1997.
ISBN: 9781563892790
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Wake


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Oct 31, 2018

This is by far my least favorite volume in the series. Most volumes I'd give a solid 5 stars, this one was just boring. I didn't care for the drawing style and really missed Morpheus. I would consider this volume to be an epilogue to the series and maybe worth avoiding. Overall I'd still recommend reading the series.

Dec 29, 2017

Comic book at its best with wide ranging short stories.

Nov 28, 2017

This is what appears to be the last book in this wonderful series of stories.

I cried but that's really nothing new.

What a wonderful, and super creepy, journey.

Jul 03, 2014

Amazing series. Sad that it had to come to an end, but it is one of the best graphic novels! Highly recommend!

Aug 22, 2013

Gorgeous artwork.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Nov 07, 2012

Volume 10 of the collected Sandman series ends well. Neil Gaiman ties everything together nicely and it was a satisfying experience reading all ten volumes. One of the best aspects of this volume was the terrific artwork of Michael Zulli. His work is gorgeous. Reading this series has definitely been one of the most engrossing and entertaining. Highly recommended to all mature readers.


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Aug 22, 2013

And the Angel Duma’s tear, crystalline and clear, filled the vision of each of the onlookers. Reflected in it, they saw mercy, and miracles, and the knowledge that everything that is, has a purpose, and that the purpose, somehow, included every one of them . . .

Aug 22, 2013

Old friend, in my mind only do I write you this letter. But it is a splendid letter, with perfect brushwork. Old hands do not shake or cramp when the letter is written on the air.

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