The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg with Malcolm Jones III and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 1991, re-issued December 1993

Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563890119

Cover price: $29.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563892278

Synopsis from publisher:
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.

The first collection of the second Sandman comic book series. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg. Issue #5, however, was drawn by Keith and Malcolm Jones III. Dringenberg and Jones took over the art duties with issue #6. The cover was created by Dave McKean.

The first Sandman comic book series by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (their final collaboration), which only lasted six issues from 1974 to 1976, has yet to be collected or reprinted.


  1. Sandman #1 (1989)
  2. Sandman #2 (1989)
  3. Sandman #3 (1989)
  4. Sandman #4 (1989)
  5. Sandman #5 (1989)
  6. Sandman #6 (1989)
  7. Sandman #7 (1989)
  8. Sandman #8 (1989)

Bonus material:

  1. Introduction by Karen Berger

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Posted on July 7, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Sandman and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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