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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:12 am

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I got mine as part of a certain buy nine get the tenth GN free promotion...

As for The Tempest, it sums up Morpheus' motivations far better than anything else in the comic and calls back to the most celebrated issue of its run, so it feels pretty appropriate to me.


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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Punchy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:14 am

Zero wrote:
I got mine as part of a certain buy nine get the tenth GN free promotion...

As for The Tempest, it sums up Morpheus' motivations far better than anything else in the comic and calls back to the most celebrated issue of its run, so it feels pretty appropriate to me.


They don't have it in OK, I checked last week. I guess I'll have to walk all that way to Travelling Man.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Zero » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:20 am

Punchy wrote:
They don't have it in OK, I checked last week. I guess I'll have to walk all that way to Travelling Man.


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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby bkthomson » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:32 am

I need to pick up the fifth absolute volume of Sandman and I'll be all set. I have 1-4 and Death in absolute format and they are really, really nice.

Though I wonder if DC will absolute this series once it has been completed. Seems small for that edition but would be nice to have them all in this big format.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:37 am

Punchy wrote:
Maybe it's just because The Tempest is one of the Shakespeare plays I know the least about.

I did like it, but I think that it should have come before 'The Wake' and not have been the last ever issue.

Charles Vess' art is amazing though.


It couldn't come before the wake, not without losing impact. It had to be the last issue. It's a coda, a post script. It's Puck's after-curtain speech in Midsummer Night's Dream. All the players have left the stage, the story is over, and this gives the writer one last chance to say goodbye to the reader, you know?

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:18 am

Punchy wrote:
I suppose, Wesley Dodds appears a couple of times in Sandman, and I believe Morpheus appears there too.


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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 am

Gaiman also co-wrote a special semi-crossover called Sandman Midnight Theatre, as I recall.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby bkthomson » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:38 am

nietoperz wrote:Gaiman also co-wrote a special semi-crossover called Sandman Midnight Theatre, as I recall.


Yep, you are correct it was a one shot. That took place when Morphus was locked up in the basement and putting visions into Wesley head. Great issue really. Side note, I miss Sandman Mystery Theater.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:39 am

nietoperz wrote:Gaiman also co-wrote a special semi-crossover called Sandman Midnight Theatre, as I recall.


I thought that was the more recent mini that had nothing to do with Gaiman.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

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I thought that was the more recent mini that had nothing to do with Gaiman.


No: see bk's above post.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:42 am

bkthomson wrote:
Yep, you are correct it was a one shot. That took place when Morphus was locked up in the basement and putting visions into Wesley head. Great issue really. Side note, I miss Sandman Mystery Theater.


Ah.

I miss it too. It was a great exploration of the Golden Age of DC from a an adult perspective.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby bkthomson » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:42 am

Cat-Scratch wrote:
I thought that was the more recent mini that had nothing to do with Gaiman.


This came out around SMT later-half of publishing and was co-written by Gaiman.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Arion » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:08 pm

Zero wrote:
You all would.

Punchy, I was really worried that you'd read the JSA issues about Hector and Lyta returning, because while they do feature Dream it's actually Daniel (and Brute & Glob) appearing in those issues and that would be a pretty hefty spoiler.

In addition to Lucifer, Endless Nights and the Death minis, I'd recommend tracking down The Furies, an OGN about Lyta trying to get over Daniel's death by travelling to Greece. Lovely Jon Bolton art in that. I also liked a few of the Sandman Presents minis, including Ed Brubaker's Dead Boy Detectives (Charles and Edwin from Season of Mists) and a really depressing Bast one which I believe was the last to come out.

A few bits of the Dreaming are worth a read too, there's an arc with Matthew coming back to life as a man for a while, as well as some Thessaly and Corinthian stories I really enjoyed.

Have you read Alan Moore's Swamp Thing yet? You can see how heavily Sandman was influenced by it (especially the events of Doll's House which shares a couple of characters)



I think Thessaly ended up regretting loosing Lyta on Dream, and likely didn't realise that Morpheus didn't plan on surviving it all. She's spent her whole life keeping her head down and staying alive and is likely too smart to make a deal with Loki and Puck.


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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Keb » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:37 pm

And Matthew Cabel makes his first appearance as a raven.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby habitual » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:59 am

Lord Simian wrote:You thought The Tempest felt tacked on? I thought it was possibly my favorite single issue story in the series.

And you absolutely MUST read Lucifer. I think I might like it almost as much as Sandman!


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