From the award-winning writer of American Gods and Coraline, The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time. Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era.
Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium's most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.
An unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death, this first of four volumes—drawn by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, and Kelley Jones, with spectacular guest art by Chris Bachalo, Colleen Doran, Charles Vess, and Michael Zulli—introduces readers to a dark and enchanting world of dreams and nightmares: the home of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and his kin, the Endless.
Collects the story arcs "Preludes and Nocturnes," "The Doll's House," and "Dream Country," from The Sandman #1-20—including the first comic book to ever win a World Fantasy Award, issue #19s "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
About the Author
Creator of The Sandman and one of comics' most accomplished writers, Neil Gaiman is also the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Anansi Boys, American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline, as well as the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors and the multimedia creation Neverwhere. He also co-wrote the Jim Henson Productions film MirrorMask with longtime collaborator Dave McKean, illustrator of the Gaiman-written graphic novels Mr. Punch, Violent Cases, and Black Orchid. Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the Eisner, the Harvey, the Bram Stoker, and the World Fantasy Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.