12th Level Intellect: Sandman: Taking Flight

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Comics

Neil Gaiman is back at it. Sandman is considered one of the top 10 Comics of all time.

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This article was originally published at DC Comics News on January 13, 2014.

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Neil Gaiman’s return to comics with Sandman: Overture has renewed interest in his original comic masterpiece, Sandman. While waiting for the debut of Overture #2 (which continues to get delayed), it’s worth examining the beginnings of the original series. The first eight issues are collected in a volume entitled Preludes & Nocturnes. The series began by laying out a relatively standard plot, following Morpheus (a.k.a. Dream) on a quest to collect his objects of power after having been imprisoned for one hundred years. The first seven issues were well-written and exemplified the potential of horror in the comic medium just as well as Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (1). However, it was eighth issue that first defined the series as being something more; a comic book that would still be considered a masterpiece almost thirty…

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