Category Archives: Death

Death: At Death’s Door

Death: At Death’s Door
By Jill Thompson (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2003

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Cover price: $9.99
Format: Soft cover, gray-toned black & white, digest-size
ISBN 1563899388

Synopsis from publisher:
A manga digest, printed in black, white, and gray tones, featuring appearances by Sandman and all his siblings. In an original story that parallels the events of SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS, the minions of Hell end up in Death’s apartment. Sisters Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead — which quickly gets out of control. It’s up to Dream’s older sister Death to figure out how to save the day and the afterlife…not to mention the carpet.

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel, the third and final publication starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. All material in this publication was written and illustrated by Jill Thompson.

Reprints: N/A

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Death: The Time of Your Life

Death: The Time of Your Life
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, Mark Pennington and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 1996

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Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893339

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Cover price: $24.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893193

Synopsis from publisher:
Death incarnate, as defined by master storyteller Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), is a genuinely likeable young girl with a fondness for ankhs who truly cares about people. It’s small wonder then that when a rising star of the music world wrestles with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into the realm of Death that Death herself should make an appearance. A practical, honest, and intelligent story that illuminates “the miracle of death.”

Notes:
This publication collects the second comic book mini-series starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. It also includes a one-shot called Death Gallery. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Issue #1 and half of #2 were illustrated by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. The other half of #2 and #3 were illustrated by Buckingham and Mark Pennington. The cover was created by Dave McKean.
Artists that contributed to the Death Gallery: Art Adam, Mike Allred, Chris Bachalo, Brian Bolland, Mark Buckingham, Paul Chadwick, Geoff Darrow, Colleen Doran, Dave Gibbons, Marc Hempel, Adam Hughes, Michael William Kaluta, Vince Locke, Dave McKean, Jon J. Muth, Kevin Nowlan, Brandon Peterson, Joe Phillips, George Pratt, Joe Quesada, P. Craig Russell, Jeff Smith, Bryan Talbot, Jill Thompson, Charles Vess, Reed Waller, Kent Williams, Gahan Wilson and Michael Zulli.

Reprints:

  1. Death: The Time of Your Life #1 (1996)
  2. Death: The Time of Your Life #2 (1996)
  3. Death: The Time of Your Life #3 (1996)
  4. Death Gallery #1 (1993)

Death: The High Cost of Living

Death: The High Cost of Living
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 1993

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Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891336

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Cover price: $24.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891328

Synopsis from publisher:
From the pages of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death.

Notes:
This publication collects the first comic book mini-series starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. It also includes a one-shot called Death Talks About Life. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. Death Talks About Life was illustrated by Dave McKean, who also provided the cover for this publication.
The mini-series Death: The High Cost of Living is the first in a long run of various projects spun off from The Sandman.

Reprints:

  1. Death: The High Cost of Living #1 (1993)
  2. Death: The High Cost of Living #2 (1993)
  3. Death: The High Cost of Living #3 (1993)
  4. Death Talks About Life #1 (1994)