Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 2: The Face and the Brute

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 2: The Face and the Brute
By Matt Wagner (writer), John Watkiss and R.G. Taylor with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2004

Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401203450

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting the second and third story arcs (issues #5-12) from writer Matt Wagner’s acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 2: THE FACE AND THE BRUTE finds the Sandman of 1939, Wesley Dodds, and his possible paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont involved in a series of grisly murders in New York’s Chinatown – murders that threaten to reignite the bad old days of the Tong Wars, when blood ran in the streets like water. Following the drama of “The Face,” Wesley and Dian are confronted with corruption at the other end of the social scale in “The Brute,” as they track down the trail of misery left by a man whose gross sensual appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth.


This publication is the second in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner. John Watkiss illustrated issues #5 to #8. R.G. Taylor illustrated issues #9 to #12. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image, which was originally used as the cover to issue #10


  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #5 (1993)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #6 (1993)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #7 (1993)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #8 (1993)
  5. Sandman Mystery Theatre #9 (1993)
  6. Sandman Mystery Theatre #10 (1994)
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre #11 (1994)
  8. Sandman Mystery Theatre #12 (1994)

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Posted on July 24, 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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