The Sandman Issues
Brief Lives' continues as Delirium of The Endless enlists her brother The Sandman in her quest to find their long-lost brother, Destruction. And much to the surprise of Morpheus's servants, their master agrees to walk the waking world in search of their prodigal sibling.
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.
Dream and Delirium carry on the search for their missing brother Destruction. Featuring an appearance by the Sandman villain known as the Corinthian. The critically acclaimed series by British scribe Neil Gaiman continues in 'Brief Lives' Part 4.
Brief Lives' Part 5! Dream and Delirium retrace their brother Destruction's footsteps, taking them to a dance club for a meeting with the Goddess of Love, Ishtar. Plus, readers get to see a different side of Delirium, and Matthew the raven joins the crew in their search.
Dream begs out of Delirium's quest to find their missing brother--which leads to Delirium locking herself up in solitude. However, big sister Death is none to pleased with her brother's actions and confronts him in 'Brief Lives' Part 6!
Running out of ideas, Delirium and Dream meet with their brother Destiny, who gives Dream some information he may not want to hear. The siblings' search for their missing brother nears completion in 'Brief Lives' Part 7!
Guess who's coming to dinner? A family reunion leads to revelations and realizations as Dream makes a fateful decision regarding his son Orpheus! 'Brief Lives' Part 8.
The conclusion of the nine-part epic 'Brief Lives!' With their quest at an end, Dream, Delirium and the rest of the family go their separate ways. Actions in this issue hold great consequences for the rest of the SANDMAN series and mold the shape of things to come!
P. Craig Russell lushly illustrates this stand-alone issue starring the king of a dazzling version of Baghdad as he encounters Morpheus and makes a deal to preserve his city's regality. But at what cost?
Worlds' End' part 1, a ZERO HOUR tie-in arc! As a reality storm rages, travelers take shelter at the Worlds' End tavern and share stories. Up first, 'A Tale of Two Cities,' where a city dweller discovers the city of his dreams...or is it really the dreams of his city?
The ZERO HOUR tie-in continues as another traveler--and familiar face--tells their tale. The Faerie Cluracan heads to Aurelian during a political upheaval and ends up causing an uproar of his own! 'Worlds' End' part 2.
Readers head onto the seven seas with a girl who poses as a boy in order to sail the oceans. There, 'Jim' meets an old friend to the SANDMAN world, Hob Gadling, who shares a tale of his own. 'Worlds' End' part 3.
An American Tale, but one with a twist! Meet Prez Rickard, elected to the office of the Presidency in 1972! But how exactly does his victory tie into the plans of the mysterious Boss Smiley? 'Worlds' End' part 4.
The reality storm still rages outside as an apprentice from the necropolis Litharge tells his tale of death and burial, featuring an appearance by the lost Endless: Destruction! 'Worlds' End' part 5, the penultimate installment of the ZERO HOUR tie-in arc.
The final chapter of 'Worlds' End!' The travelers of the Worlds' End tavern share one last tale and head to the windows to watch as the reality storm comes to a close...
The Kindly Ones' part 1! At last it has come--a conflagration of nightmarish proportions that will affect the future of The Endless and the fate of the Dreaming forever! Friends, foes and unexpected betrayers return in the last major story arc of THE 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 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 3.
The angel Remiel pays a visit to Lucifer Morningstar to ask him a very important question. Meanwhile, Lyta Hall embarks on a journey that sends her through myth and legend, and Morpheus resurrects an old friend. 'The Kindly Ones' part 4.
As Lyta's journey continues, her friends begin to piece together clues regarding her disappearance--which unfortunately catches the attention of one of the story's key players. 'The Kindly Ones' part 5.
Rose Walker journeys to England and encounters three mysterious women, who tell her the strange tale of the children who flew away. 'The Kindly Ones' part 6.
Odin confronts the Sandman while a mysterious woman from the Sandman's past abducts Lyta Hall. Meanwhile, Lyta herself encounters the Furies and sets into motion a grave chain of events. 'The Kindly Ones' part 7.
Guest artist Teddy Kristiansen illustrates a week in the life of the Sandman as Rose gains a heart--only to have it broken. Plus, first blood is shed in the Dreaming and the Furies state their intent to the Lord of the Dreaming. "The Kindly Ones" part 8.
The Furies bring death and chaos to the Dreaming! Meanwhile, the Corinthian and Matthew continue to piece together clues in their quest to find the missing Daniel. "The Kindly Ones" part 9.
The Furies attempt to draw out Morpheus by slowly eliminating all his allies in the Dreaming. Meanwhile, Nuala attempts to save her lord's life and Odin arrives to deal with his mischievous son. "The Kindly Ones" part 10.
Morpheus prepares for battle against the Furies as the Corinthian returns with the missing Daniel. However, is it too late to stop the events set in motion long ago? "The Kindly Ones" part 11.
A strange twist of fate results in hideous consequences that will affect the future of the Dreaming forever! "The Kindly Ones" part 12.
The Kindly Ones' Part 13! As everything comes to a close and pieces fall into place, one final conversation takes place between brother and sister.
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.
Half vigil, half party, the ceremony begins--and everyone is invited as the Endless trade secrets and everyone reflects and remembers the Lord of Dreams. "The Wake" part 2.
The funeral for the Sandman is under way as the Endless meet the new Dream, Daniel, for the first time. "The Wake" part 3.
In an aftermath issue of 'The Wake,' Dream's old friend Hob Gadling encounters Death at an American Renaissance Festival and learns the final fate of Lord Morpheus.
At the borders of The Dreaming, places that never existed meet in the not-quite-real. In one of these soft places, questions are answered and one last story is played out between the new Sandman, Daniel, and the freshly buried Lord of Dreams.
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.
Brief Lives' begins as The Sandman's sister Delirium of The Endless sets out to find their long-lost brother, Destruction. But not all of The Endless want their prodigal brother to be found...
Revisit Lyta Hall and her gifted child Daniel in this issue illustrated by Jill Thompson and set in The Dreaming! When Daniel somehow crosses into the dream realm, he encounters familiar faces--and learns secrets no other human knows...
A young man becomes lost in The Dreaming and discovers wondrous knowledge in this single-issue story--if only he could remember it when he wakes...
A grandfather recounts a tale of courage and adventure to his granddaughter featuring Morpheus, Lucien and The Dreaming! But what he reveals at the end of the tale is the real shocker!
In the conclusion of 'A Game of You,' Morpheus decides the final destiny of The Land and is determined to decide who among Barbie, Hazel, Foxglove, Wanda and the Cuckoo will live--and who will die.
Thessaly, Hazel and Foxglove enter The Land for a terrifying showdown with the Cuckoo! Meanwhile, a magic-induced high wind in Manhattan threatens Barbie's physical body in 'A Game of You' part 5 of 6.
Barbie finds herself far from home and wandering alone through The Land, finally encountering the enemy she's been waiting for--the Cuckoo. Part 4 of 6.
In part 3 of 'A Game of You,' Barbie's life is far from dreamy as two realities vie for her attention. Plus, more is revealed about Thessaly, Barbie's seemingly quiet and bookish young neighbor.
Barbie returns to The Land, a place she has not visited in her dreams since readers first encountered her in 'The Doll's House.' Meanwhile, back in the real world, an evil being unleashes the nightmares of Barbie's friends and neighbors.
The lead characters from the 'Doll's House' storyline return for an all-new adventure exploring complex gender issues in part 1 of 'A Game of You.' What mysterious creature has ventured from a land far away--and for which surprising character is it in search?
Morpheus, the Dream King, joins his sisters in contest in this stand-alone tale revolving around the quirky life of America's first--and only--emperor.
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.
Venture back to the French Revolution as Lady Johanna Constantine finds herself embroiled in a plot to smuggle a very odd and valuable item of specific interest to Morpheus--a human head!
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.
In this penultimate issue of the 'Season of Mists' storyline, the decision concerning Hell's new ownership falls to an unlikely heir while Morpheus attends to an unruly guest in his realm.
Morpheus meets with the visitors who have come to claim the key to Hell. Some threaten his existence, some offer trade, and others hope to bribe the Dream King with items and information he's been searching for. But who can bear the responsibility?
With Hell now closed for business, the dead are rising all over the world, and this stand-alone issue focuses on one boy's lone fight against a boarding school full of evil spirits. Features art by fan-favorite illustrator Matt Wagner (Grendel)!
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...
The last thing Morpheus expects upon his return to Hell is an open gate and a vacant kingdom. And yet, that's exactly what he finds as Lucifer explains he's decided to give up the kingdom of the damned and hands over the keys to the Dream King. But is this a gift--or a curse?
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.
The Dream King relinquishes center stage to his sister Death for a stand-alone issue, as she visits a long-forgotten, cult-favorite DCU character called Element Girl. Check in with the former hero as she deals with the devastating reality of her tragic existence...
In this World Fantasy Award-winning stand-alone story featuring art by Charles Vess, visit a traveling troupe of actors led by William Shakespeare as they unveil a new production called A Midsummer Night's Dream for a very peculiar audience...
Literally visit the realm cats transcend to when they dream--and learn why you should be worried--in this stand-alone issue titled 'A Dream of a Thousand Cats'!
A demented writer purchases a muse named Calliope and keeps her locked up to exploit her idea-generating abilities. Unfortunately for the writer, Calliope also happens to be a close friend of Morpheus. And the Dream King doesn't take kindly to kidnappers...
In this dramatic conclusion of 'A Doll's House,' Rose faces Morpheus and discovers her delicate place in the cosmos. If she wakes, she could destroy everything. But if she remains in the dream realm, she'll cease to exist.