Twenty-five years after THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, the legendary series is back with a brand-new prequel limited series written by Gaiman himself. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, this is the story of the Sandman's origins.
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic—and human—mistakes he's made during his vast existence.
A magical force begins granting wishes to ordinary mortals, with sinister and unpredictable results. Heaven, forbidden to intervene directly, asks Lucifer to investigate and trace this mysterious power to its source. Despite himself, Lucifer agrees, embarking on a journey that will take him back to the Hell he abandoned and beyond.