Title: Preludes & Nocturnes
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrators: Malcolm Jones III and Mike Dringenberg
Series: The Sandman Vol. 1
After being imprisoned for 70 years, Dream, also known as Morpheus, is on a quest to find his lost objects of power. Throughout the journey he encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and a powerful madman who controls dreams.
The Sandman is a comic that I have been meaning to read for years but am just now getting to. This was a weird and interesting world filled with gods, superheros, and crazies. I was surprised at all the characters Dream interacts with that are from other DC franchises, especially Martian Manhunter and Scarecrow.
This is a very dark and gritty story. I really enjoyed this journey with Dream and really want to know more about this world. Death, his sister, was a very interesting character as well. We only get one issue with her in it but I really want to know more about her now.
Overall, this was fascinating and dark. I can’t wait to read the next volume.