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It collects issues 1—8. The first seven issues of this collection comprise the " More Than Rubies " storyline, which introduces Dream. The eighth issue, "The Sound of Her Wings", is a self-contained story that serves as an epilogue to the More Than Rubies plot and introduces the character Death.
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Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story The Sound of Her Wings, which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.
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Show details. Sent from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Neil Gaiman. Sandman Omnibus Volume 1 HC. Sandman Vol. See all free Kindle reading apps. Start reading Sandman Vol. Don't have a Kindle? Review "The greatest epic in the history of comic books. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era.
Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium's most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.
The Sandman Vol. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States. Read more. More items to explore. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from United Kingdom. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Simply the most unique graphic novel I've ever read. Gaiman is a master of words and imagination. I'm a long time fan of his novels and short stories, the reason I came to sandman so late?
I just couldn't stop reading his books. I should preface this by saying that my initial exposure of The Sandman series came from the recently released audiodrama from Audible. If my memory serves me right, I gave that a 3 out of 5 stars. My main reason for this was due to the nature of the production being a series of short stories revolving around Morpheus and the dream world. My main problems had been based around some of the stories being told in what can only be described in a "cartoony" way, while its constant jumping from horror to comedy elements could be jarring at times.
So, what made this a 5 for me? Immediately it should be stated that the audiodrama was very loyal to this in every respect. From the way it was written and dialogue used, the audiodrama may as well have been performed by reading this word for word, so again, what made this different. To begin, the visual component was the first plus. Despite its age, the art is still brilliant. Upon reading The Dark Knight Returns widely regarded as one of the best graphic novels of all time I had to admit that the art did dissappoint me.
This by contrast is drawn beautifully, again giving what can only be described in my opinion as the best rendition of hell in any medium. The way the panels areally organised and characters are given life is really breathtaking. Funnily enough, my only gripe with the entire graphic novel comes from this department, as I didn't like the way Dr Destiny looked.
However the rest more than made up for it. It shows the horror elements of this series brilliantly. I can't fault it enough. Now, we go onto storytelling. Neil Gaiman is a master of the art. Not much needs to be said. The way in which he blends a new mythology with old mythologies and fairy tales is brilliant, while the series truly wrestles with the deepest parts of ourselves which we often hold so dear, the dreams that pervade our souls for better or worse and so often, the desires we would nevery dare admit to others.
It is within the realm of dreams that Neil masterfully weaves this tale, using it as a vehicle to peer into our strange yet wonderful nature.
I don't want to say anymore for spoilers, as you can already guess that I recommend this wholeheartedly. I should also give credit where credit was due. While listening to the audiodrama I was worried that this modern ages pandering to social justice movements had pervaded this work.
However, all of what could be perceived as pandering in this respect was genuine and in from the start, written long before comics have descended into what they are now. It is for this reason Neil has my full respect. He included groups that absolutely should have been represented at the time, but doing it from an obviously genuine place, not unlike today's publications and modern comic book writers who use it to push political agendas or essentially tick boxes.
I fully respect Neil all the more for doing this. Otherwise, do I really need to sell this more to you if you've made it this far? Do yourself a favour, give it a try. Rest assured, your money will be well spent. I am no big comic book fan, although I have read some big books like the watchmen, V and such. I thought it time to start this. As this work clearly states, this is early stuff for Gaiman and team.
It shows, but frankly early Gaiman kicks the stuffing out of most other authors stuff so.. The Art work here is beautiful and quite varied, the content very mature and never shrinks, which I love. The implementation of a digital format that helps you read it is a nice touch too. I look forward to the rest. They sought to capture Death, in the hope that they will achieve immortality, but caught Morpheus instead. In a world without dreams, madness reigns. Gaiman's poetic storyline works well within the canted frames and vivid colours.
Even the simple in retrospect decisions such as the coalescing of Dream as the issues progress and his power returns and the black speech bubbles are groundbreaking.
Buy the book. A very well written and beautifully illustrated story.
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There are a handful of books that I purposely tuck away from the eyes of my children when I am done reading, for fear that the allure of a comic book will expose them to some unsettling things. Which is not to say this comic collection is not a terrific series worth all of the hoopla it has been given over the years. THE SANDMAN is an example of how comics can rise above the funny pages, as novelist Neil Gaiman shows with his astute writing in this series about Dream, the God of the night, who gets captured and imprisoned by humans who really wanted his sister, Death and must now embark on a quest for revenge and recovery of three magical items that have been stolen from him. Dream, also known as Morpheus and a slew of other monikers taken from various world cultures including an amusing Mars reference , is not what you expect. This god is ruthless, yet compassionate. When asked, he helps humans in the night by relieving their suffering of nightmares.
Doctor Destiny influenced the dreams of various individuals to manipulate them to his nefarious ends. When captured, the JLA altered his psyche so that he was unable to dream, preventing him from using the Dreamstone in his materioptikon device. After years in Arkham Asylum and unable to dream, his sanity and physique have wilted away until he has become a shell of a man. Warning: The following content is intended for mature readers. It may contain scenes of extreme violence, obscenities, nudity, sexuality and adult situations.
The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)
The writing is fantastic, the character development is believable, and the art brings it all to life. I've come to not only appreciate the series in it's entirety but have. Praise for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman "The greatest epic in the history of comic books"--The Los Angeles Times Magazine "One of the few comics that segued from the comics crowd, entering the intellectual and art worlds, winning over a large non-comics-reading audience Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. Sam Kieth was born in and started his professional career when he was seventeen. In Kieth drew the first five issues of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and went on to create his own comic series called The Maxx, which was published by Image comics from until The success of the series spawned an award-winning cartoon on MTV, trading cards, a toy, and even some statues.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.
Убийство азиата сегодня утром. В парке. Это было убийство - Ermordung. - Беккеру нравилось это немецкое слово, означающее убийство. От него так и веяло холодом.
В шифровалке не было ни души. Хейл замолк, уставившись в свой компьютер. Она мечтала, чтобы он поскорее ушел. Сьюзан подумала, не позвонить ли ей Стратмору. Коммандер в два счета выставит Хейла - все-таки сегодня суббота. Но она отдавала себе отчет в том, что, если Хейла отправят домой, он сразу же заподозрит неладное, начнет обзванивать коллег-криптографов, спрашивать, что они об этом думают, В конце концов Сьюзан решила, что будет лучше, если Хейл останется. Он и так скоро уйдет.
У меня нет денег на новый билет. - Где твои родители? - спросил Беккер. - В Штатах. - А связаться с ними пробовала. - Пустой номер. Наверное, уплыли на уик-энд с друзьями на яхте.
Зашифровал, используя этот самый метод. - Сейф Бигглмана, - протянула Сьюзан. Стратмор кивнул.
Я позвоню в телефонную компанию. Я уверена, что они смогут сказать. Нуматака тоже был уверен, что компания это сделает. В эпоху цифровой связи понятие неприкосновенности частной жизни ушло в прошлое.
Он подумал, дома ли Сьюзан. Куда она могла уйти. Неужели уехала без меня в Стоун-Мэнор. - Эй! - услышал он за спиной сердитый женский голос и чуть не подпрыгнул от неожиданности. - Я… я… прошу прощения, - заикаясь, сказал Беккер и застегнул молнию на брюках.
Танкадо размахивает морковкой.
Голос его прозвучал, как всегда, твердо: - А как же мой план с Цифровой крепостью. Хейл засмеялся: - Можете пристраивать к ней черный ход - я слова не скажу. - Потом в его голосе зазвучали зловещие нотки. - Но как только я узнаю, что вы следите за мной, я немедленно расскажу всю эту историю журналистам.
В ушах зазвучал голос старого канадца. Капля Росы. Очевидно, она перевела свое имя на единственный язык, равно доступный ей и ее клиенту, - английский.
Но вы добились своей цели, - словно со стороны услышала Сьюзан собственный голос, - Вы создали ТРАНСТЕКСТ. Казалось, Стратмор ее не слышал. - В последние несколько лет наша работа здесь, в агентстве, становилась все более трудной.
Все встало на свои места. - Ну конечно, - сказала она, все еще не в силах поверить в произошедшее. - Он хотел, чтобы вы восстановили его доброе имя.