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The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives

The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Jill Thompson and Vince Locke with Dick Giordano and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 1995

Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891387

Cover price: $29.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891379

Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
Dream’s youngest sister, the loopy Delirium, convinces him to go on a quest for their missing brother, Destruction. But Dream may learn that the cost of finding his prodigal sibling is more than he can bear.

Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
Older and more powerful than the gods themselves, the Endless are a dysfunctional family of cosmic beings that have ruled over the realms of dream, desire, despair, destiny, destruction, death, and delirium since the beginning of time. But three hundred years ago, one of the mythical beings gave up his duties and left his realm, never to be seen again. Now on a mission to find their missing sibling, Delirium and older brother Dream encounter immortal humans and various deities as they try to locate the prodigal Destruction. But as their adventure draws Dream into a final, tragic confrontation with his son Orpheus, the eternal being learns the true meaning of fate and consequences.

The seventh collection of the second Sandman comic book series. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Art was provided by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke. Dick Giordano provided additional inking for issue #47. The cover was created by Dave McKean.


  1. Sandman #41 (1992)
  2. Sandman #42 (1992)
  3. Sandman #43 (1992)
  4. Sandman #44 (1992)
  5. Sandman #45 (1993)
  6. Sandman #46 (1993)
  7. Sandman #47 (1993)
  8. Sandman #48 (1993)
  9. Sandman #49 (1993)

Bonus material:

  1. Afterword by Peter Straub