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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Zero » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:53 am

I think Lucifer's consistent art really helps it, and it's certainly better at making its title character the protagonist rather than a guy who pops up at the end and tries to kill Rose. Definitely prefer Sandman though.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Arion » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:01 pm

Keb wrote:And Matthew Cabel makes his first appearance as a raven.


Oh yeah, I didn't remember that.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby LobsterJ » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:21 pm

I prefer Lucifer, as well. Damn shame it doesn't get nearly as much praise as it deserves. It tells a remarkably consistent and satisfying story from the outset, whereas with Sandman you can see Gaiman groping in the first few arcs for what the story is ultimately going to end up being.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Keb » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:57 pm

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Constantine makes a reference to Swamp Thing in the issue he's in but I can't remember.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Arion » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:22 pm

LobsterJ wrote:I prefer Lucifer, as well. Damn shame it doesn't get nearly as much praise as it deserves. It tells a remarkably consistent and satisfying story from the outset, whereas with Sandman you can see Gaiman groping in the first few arcs for what the story is ultimately going to end up being.


I know I must buy those Lucifer tpbs Vertigo is publishing now. I love Mike Carey, so I'm sure I'd enjoy Lucifer.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Schlemmer » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:43 pm

I'm almost done reading American Gods, and when I'm done with that, I plan on reading Sandman start to finish

I'm way behind :oops:

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby achilles » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:17 pm

Never read Sandman Mystery Theatre. Which is odd, since I'm a fan of the genre.

My trade budget is sort of small at the moment, what trades should I get?
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Arion » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:03 pm

achilles wrote:Never read Sandman Mystery Theatre. Which is odd, since I'm a fan of the genre.

My trade budget is sort of small at the moment, what trades should I get?


I only have one of the spinoffs, Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason. I do not recommend it.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby achilles » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

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I only have one of the spinoffs, Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason. I do not recommend it.


That's a bit worrying, since a quick look on Amazon shows way too many trades to just buy randomly.
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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Chesscub » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:21 am

achilles wrote:
That's a bit worrying, since a quick look on Amazon shows way too many trades to just buy randomly.


I'd go with "The Tarantula" and "The Face and The Brute" They're the first two and some of the most awesome artwork in the series.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby LobsterJ » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:42 am

achilles wrote:
That's a bit worrying, since a quick look on Amazon shows way too many trades to just buy randomly.


I don't know if you consider the library system too socialistic, but if you live in a bigger state you can use inter-library loan to read tons of trades. Most big cities have libraries with decent collections now. I've read tons of good shit over the past few years at zero cost to myself.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Keb » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:21 pm

LobsterJ wrote:
I don't know if you consider the library system too socialistic, but if you live in a bigger state you can use inter-library loan to read tons of trades. Most big cities have libraries with decent collections now. I've read tons of good shit over the past few years at zero cost to myself.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Arion » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:35 pm

achilles wrote:
That's a bit worrying, since a quick look on Amazon shows way too many trades to just buy randomly.


If you have a library nearby I advice you to take a look at what they have, that might be helpful.

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:25 pm

Just read The Dream Hunters, it was really good, especially when the more overt Sandman elements come into it.

The story was a fairly standard fairytale, but it was great to return to these characters.

Amano's art was fucking amazing too, so beautiful. Is the P. Craig Russell comics adaption worth reading?

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Re: A Sandman thread

Postby bkthomson » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Chesscub wrote:
I'd go with "The Tarantula" and "The Face and The Brute" They're the first two and some of the most awesome artwork in the series.

Agree. These are the trades to start with, great series.
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