Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 1: The Tarantula

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 1: The Tarantula
By Matt Wagner (writer) and Guy Davis with Gavin Wilson (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 1995

Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891956

Synopsis from publisher:
In this noir detective tale of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman to catch a sadistic killer in 1930s New York. Donning a gas mask, fedora, business suit and cape, Dodds goes after the Tarantula, a brutal kidnapper who is mercilessly preying upon the women of high society. But as the Sandman walks through a world of corruption and deceit, he uncovers the true secret of the murders and their implausible connection to the city’s most prominent family. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.


This publication is the first in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner and illustrated by Guy Davis. Gavin Wilson provided the cover image.

These stories are loosely based on the original Sandman stories originally published in issues of Adventure Comics from 1939 and 1940 by Gardner Fox and Bert Christman.


  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #1 (1993)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #2 (1993)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #3 (1993)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #4 (1993)

Bonus Material:

  1. Introduction by Dave Marsh

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Posted on July 23, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Sandman Mystery Theatre, Sandman spin-off and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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