Review: The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Cover for The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Title:  Preludes & Nocturnes

Author: Neil Gaiman

Illustrators: Malcolm Jones III and Mike Dringenberg

Series: The Sandman Vol. 1

Pages: 235

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

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.

Goodreads / Amazon

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