Category Archives: Sandman Presents

The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire

The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire
By Bill Willingham (writer), Shawn McManus with Tara McPherson (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 2005

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Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140120497X

Synopsis from publisher:
The world’s oldest, most powerful witch returns in this collection written by Bill Willingham (FABLES). This tale follows Thessaly as she becomes the unwitting partner in a monster-killing business with her ghostly one-time nemesis, Fetch.

Notes:

This publication collects the comic book mini-series The Sandman Presents: Thessaly, Witch for Hire. All reprinted material was written by Bill Willingham and illustrated by Shawn McManus. The cover by Tara McPherson was originally used as the cover for issue #1.

Reprints:

  1. The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire #1 (2004)
  2. The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire #2 (2004)
  3. The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire #3 (2004)
  4. The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire #4 (2004)
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The Sandman Presents: The Furies

The Sandman Presents: The Furies
By Mike Carey (writer) and John Bolton (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2002; reissued in soft cover December 2003

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Cover price: $17.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200931

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Cover price: $24.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899353

Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
A softcover version of the original hardcover graphic novel. In the three years since Daniel left to fulfill his destiny as the new Sandman, Lyta Hall has suffered greatly from the loss of her only son. Now the bloodline that has made her kin to the Furies has taken over her senses… and her sanity.

Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES is a beautifully painted story about a mother’s loss and her ultimate redemption. Years ago, Lyta Hall called upon the mythical Furies to exact revenge against the Lord of Dreams for the murder of her son. But when the three spirits of familial vengeance used the grieving mother for their own ends, Lyta fell into a dark world of depression and despair. Now as Cronus, the ancient Titan who killed his own father, returns with a plot of revenge against the Furies, he looks to Lyta as a powerful ally and pawn. However, fully understanding the true cost and consequence of vengeance, the tragic heroine makes a fateful decision that leads to her own salvation.

Notes:

This publication is an original graphic novel written by Mike Carey and illustrated by John Bolton.

Reprints: N/A

The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives

The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives
By Ed Brubaker (writer/artist), Bryan Talbot and Steve Leialoha with Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2008

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Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401218555

Synopsis from publisher:
Collected for the first time, this tale stars Edwin and Charles from THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS. Their first case involves a string of grisly murders — and the immortal Hob Gadling. Written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America, SLEEPER).

Notes:

This publication collects the comic book mini-series The Sandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives. All reprinted material was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Bryan Talbot and Steve Leialoha. The cover painted by Dave McKean was originally used as the cover for The Sandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives #1.

Reprints:

  1. The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #1 (2001)
  2. The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #2 (2001)
  3. The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #3 (2001)
  4. The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives #4 (2001)

The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales

The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales
By Bill Willingham (writer/artist), Shawn McManus, Mark Buckingham, Albert Monteys, Duncan Fegredo, Kevin Nowlan, Jason Little, Niko Henrichon, Peter Gross, Daniel Torres, Paul Pope, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Phil Jimenez, Adam Hughes, Linda Medley, Marc Laming, Zander Cannon with Andrew Pepoy, John Stokes and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2003

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Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401201008

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting FABLES writer Bill Willingham’s assorted tales of the Dreaming, originally presented in THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD, AGENT OF D.R.E.A.M., THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS…BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK #1, THE DREAMING #55 and the 4-issue miniseries THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD.

Notes:
This publication is a collection of various issues from comic book one-shots, mini-series and series featuring characters from the comic book series The Sandman. All reprinted material was written by Bill Willingham.

The comic book one-shot The Sandman Presents: Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of D.R.E.A.M. #1 was illustrated by Mark Buckingham and John Stokes.

The comic book one-shot The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid To Ask #1 consisted of eight short stories by various artists. The first story was illustrated by Albert Monteys. The second was by Duncan Fegredo. The third was by Kevin Nowlan. The fourth, sixth and eighth was by Jason Little. The fifth was by Mark Buckingham. The seventh was by Niko Henrichon.

The Dreaming #55 consisted of several sequences by various artists. The framing sequence (first two pages and final page) was illustrated by Peter Gross. The remaining sequences were illustrated by Daniel Torres, Paul Pope, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Phil Jimenez, Bill Willingham with Adam Hughes and Linda Medley, Marc Laming with John Stokes, Zander Cannon and Albert Monteys.

The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad issue #1 was illustrated by Shawn McManus. Issues #2 to #4 were drawn by Shawn McManus and Andrew Pepoy.

The cover painted by Dave McKean was originally used as the cover for The Dreaming #55

Reprints:

  1. The Sandman Presents: Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of D.R.E.A.M. #1 (2000)
  2. The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid To Ask #1 (2001)
  3. The Dreaming #55 (2000)
  4. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #1 (2002)
  5. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #2 (2002)
  6. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #3 (2002)
  7. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #4 (2002)