The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country

The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran and Malcolm Jones III with Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 1991

Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389016X

Cover price: $29.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389226X

Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus’s son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.

Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
Featuring the tale that won the World Fantasy Award for best short story, THE SANDMAN: DREAM COUNTRY continues the fantastical mythology of Morpheus, the King of Dreams. In these centuries-spanning tales, the powerful entity known as the Sandman interacts with a diverse assortment of humans, fairies, heroes, and animals as he walks the mortal plane. Including an amazing encounter with William Shakespeare and an interesting take on the origin and first performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this book depicts the dreaming world of cats, the tragic life of forgotten super-heroes and the folly of imprisoning and torturing a former lover of the King of Dreams.

The third collection of the second Sandman comic book series. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Issue #17 and #18 were illustrated by Kelley Jones and Malcolm Jones III. Charles Vess drew issue #19. Colleen Doran and Jones drew issue #20. 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 #17 (1990)
  2. Sandman #18 (1990)
  3. Sandman #19 (1990)
  4. Sandman #20 (1990)

Bonus material:

  1. Introduction by Steve Erickson

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Posted on July 9, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Sandman and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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