The Sandman Issues
The Wake' part 1! The shocking conclusion of the previous arc has altered forever the face of the Dreaming, bringing with it a time of reflection and a sad celebration. It's a wake in which friends and loved ones, relatives and rivals, fleeting lovers and immortal enemies gather to pay their respects and to mourn their loss.
In this final tale of the Sandman, Morpheus collects the last part of the debt owed to him by William Shakespeare. With dramatic interludes on a mysterious island, along with monsters, sprites, gods, maidens, apparitions and certain observations on English weather, this extra-sized tale brings a close to the world of SANDMAN.
Young Daniel is missing and his mother Lyta is convinced Morpheus has taken the boy. But is he really resting in the arms of the Sandman The identity of young Daniel's mysterious abductor is revealed, and Lyta receives some news that sends her down a dark path that will have dire consequences for the Dreaming! 'The Kindly Ones' part 2.
The Sandman and his sister Delirium are walking the waking world in search of their long-lost brother Destruction. They've made contacts and arranged transportation--and, thanks to Delirium, they have frogs to spare--but their presence in the waking world is beginning to cause some strange behavior in those they meet.
Bryan Talbot provides guest art on this stand-alone story starring a Roman Emperor who heavily disguises himself in order to spend a day, unnoticed, among his people. Through discussion with a servant, the Emperor reveals a stirring connection he shared with Morpheus, the Dream King.
The "Season of Mists" finale circles back around to what kick-started the acclaimed story in the first place: Morpheus's lost love, whom he vanquished to Hell long ago. As the rest of the players slink back to their roles in the universe, all remain changed--but none more so than Hell's new rulers.
Returning home to his realm of The Dreaming with the Key to Hell in his possession, Morpheus finds himself approached by gods, deities and entities from across the whole of existence, all of whom hope to lay their hands on the former realm of the damned for one purpose or another...
Two years ago, Morpheus embarrassed Lucifer in front of the Morningstar's subjects and he swore vengeance on the Dream King. Now, in chapter 1 of the acclaimed 'Season of Mists,' Morpheus prepares for his return to Hell...on a mission to free a former lover he banished there thousands of years ago.
In this prologue issue to the acclaimed 'Season of Mists' storyline, Destiny learns of drastic changes on the horizon within existence and calls a meeting of his family, the Endless. But the gathering turns ugly, setting the stage for a tumultuous road ahead for the eternal family.