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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:37 am

Punchy wrote:
I'll try! I only know about Hector and Lyta from reading Johns' JSA when it was coming out. I think Morpheus actually appears in one issue of that run.

When would you guys say is the best time to read the Death mini-series? Vertigo have just released a new hardcover collecting both of them (and some other stuff), should I wait until I've read the main Sandman run? Or read them during?


I'd read them both afterwards. High Cost of Living should have come out the same months as Sandmans #47-49 when Vertigo launched and Time of Your Life came out after the main series ended (alongside Preacher #13 if you must know). Not 100% sure when Winter's Edge #2 came out and the three remaining stories in there are all from Sandman issues and Endless Nights.

Endless Nights is to be read after Sandman is concluded, and then Lucifer is also well worth a look.

The Dreaming hasn't been fully collected, but chunks of it are very good. There's a good bit of stuff about a Dream's ravens in it and some Bill Willingham stories.

For the Sandman Presents comics, they're all decent but The Furies is my favourite. Again, best to read well after Sandman.

The JSA issues about Lyta and Hector will spoil Sandman so don't be tempted to go back, ditto an appearance of Dream in Morrison's JLA at one point.

Honestly, I could go on but you can't go wrong with ignoring everything else until after Sandman.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:40 am

Zero wrote:
I'd read them both afterwards. High Cost of Living should have come out the same months as Sandmans #47-49 when Vertigo launched and Time of Your Life came out after the main series ended (alongside Preacher #13 if you must know). Not 100% sure when Winter's Edge #2 came out and the three remaining stories in there are all from Sandman issues and Endless Nights.

Endless Nights is to be read after Sandman is concluded, and then Lucifer is also well worth a look.

The Dreaming hasn't been fully collected, but chunks of it are very good. There's a good bit of stuff about a Dream's ravens in it and some Bill Willingham stories.

For the Sandman Presents comics, they're all decent but The Furies is my favourite. Again, best to read well after Sandman.

The JSA issues about Lyta and Hector will spoil Sandman so don't be tempted to go back, ditto an appearance of Dream in Morrison's JLA at one point.

Honestly, I could go on but you can't go wrong with ignoring everything else until after Sandman.


Cheers for this. I'll just stick to the main series for now then.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:42 am

I actually have a copy of Winter's Edge #2, it came out in 1999, so well after Sandman finished.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:50 pm

Got a copy of Absolute All-Star Superman for my birthday! Can't wait to read it! :smt026
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:37 pm

What Zero said. And of course, it goes without saying that the Death stuff and Endless Nights are definitely worth reading once you're done with Sandman proper.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Grayson wrote:Got a copy of Absolute All-Star Superman for my birthday! Can't wait to read it! :smt026

:smt026 it's fun.

Hardcover or tpb?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:57 pm

Keb wrote::smt026 it's fun.

Hardcover or tpb?


Hardcover, so it's going to be fun trying to figure out a way to read it comfortably.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:17 pm

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:26 pm

nietoperz wrote:What Zero said. And of course, it goes without saying that the Death stuff and Endless Nights are definitely worth reading once you're done with Sandman proper.


Those Death miniseries are good.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:41 am

Read Dream Country last night, 4 very good done-in-one stories, I think 'Calliope' was my favourite, but they were all great. I do think that 'Midsummer Night's Dream' didn't live up to all of the fame and hype it has as the comic that won an award that lead to the award banning future comics, but it was decent.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:07 pm

have fun

If you ever get a chance in the future, do a reread and see if you can pick up Hy Bender's Sandman companion. It's always nice to read that alongside the comics.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:10 pm

Punchy wrote:Read Dream Country last night, 4 very good done-in-one stories, I think 'Calliope' was my favourite, but they were all great. I do think that 'Midsummer Night's Dream' didn't live up to all of the fame and hype it has as the comic that won an award that lead to the award banning future comics, but it was decent.

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Midsummer Night's Dream is very good, but like you said there are at least a couple of better stories in that volume. Still, awards are sometimes like that.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:32 am

Season Of Mists was damn good, yet again, Gaiman writes one hell (no pun intended) of a Lucifer, and I loved how the story went where you didn't expect.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:59 pm

Zero wrote:
I'd read them both afterwards. High Cost of Living should have come out the same months as Sandmans #47-49 when Vertigo launched and Time of Your Life came out after the main series ended (alongside Preacher #13 if you must know). Not 100% sure when Winter's Edge #2 came out and the three remaining stories in there are all from Sandman issues and Endless Nights.

Endless Nights is to be read after Sandman is concluded, and then Lucifer is also well worth a look.

The Dreaming hasn't been fully collected, but chunks of it are very good. There's a good bit of stuff about a Dream's ravens in it and some Bill Willingham stories.

For the Sandman Presents comics, they're all decent but The Furies is my favourite. Again, best to read well after Sandman.

The JSA issues about Lyta and Hector will spoil Sandman so don't be tempted to go back, ditto an appearance of Dream in Morrison's JLA at one point.

Honestly, I could go on but you can't go wrong with ignoring everything else until after Sandman.


I've only read the first or second arc of The Dreaming.
I must read Lucifer, I know.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:57 am

A Game Of You was... interesting. I liked how Gaiman brought back a character from a previous story that I assumed was fairly inconsequential in Barbie, and made her important. But I didn't like how little involvement Morpheus had in the story, he just kind of showed up at the end. And man, am I glad this story came out in 1993 or whenever as opposed to now, because Tumblr would have had a shit-fit about some of the gender stuff in there, especially the transsexual character Wanda. Heck, I bet some parts of the internet are having a shit-fit about it.

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