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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 03:59 AM        Weekly Comic Review: The Sandman
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 04:09 AM       
A midsummer's night dream was one of my favourites. And I agree. I have the trade of Preludes, and the colouring is absolutely atrocious. Everyone except for dream, who still stands out prominently despite being a mix of black and white shades. Gaiman is a genius
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 10:52 AM       
I love just about everything Neil Gaiman does, and this series has to be my favorite. My daughter even loves the Little Endless Storybook based on the Sandman characters. I agree some of the early artwork was just awful, but the story was always enough to overlook poor color choices.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 11:04 AM       
I guess I'm the only one who liked Sam Kieth's art. But Sandman really is one of the best series there is. Morpheus even looks like Gaiman, sort of.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 12:07 PM       
I am a bit of a fanboy for Neil Gaiman's works. For me, Sandman was the series that convinced me there were still stories worth telling in the world--prior to finding it, I had given up on books, movies, comics--the art of storytelling in general. I cannot recommend his work highly enough--his comics, his books, his movies (though I have not seen the more recent one), all of it.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 02:58 PM       
I should go pick up some trades of this.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 06:10 PM       
I've been looking for the Sandman book that was illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano. I have seen some of the artwork he did for it, and it blew my fucking mind. Amano and Gaiman have to be the perfect team.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 06:12 PM       
Hell, my friend HATES comics and became interested in reading Sandman after she watched "Stardust" and discovered it was written by Gaiman.
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Old Nov 10th, 2008, 08:12 PM       
One of the greatest comic book series of all time. Gaiman is brilliant.
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Old Nov 11th, 2008, 12:06 AM       
Yeah, this title MADE Vertigo. The Cereal Convention was my favourite issue (of course). I loved the Corinthian.

There was a spinoff (The Dreaming) which had some very dodgy moments, but a few good ones as well. It detailed the lesser characters of the Dreaming - Mervyn, Cain and Abel, the Thessalian, etc.
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Old Nov 11th, 2008, 03:50 AM       
I've managed to see him Gaiman three times, one in which he read Coraline in its entirety. I agree that Brief Lives is my favorite of the trades, and I even had Gaiman signed my copy with the quote "But from here, I can pretend."
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Old Nov 11th, 2008, 11:41 PM       
I got hooked when a friend showed me his collection. I always loved the story of Bagdad in a bottle, and I literally wept for about an hour when I read The Wake.
Let's all pray they never try to make a film of Sandman, because it would have to be at least a trilogy, and I trust no one but Del Toro or maybe Peter Jackson to do it any sort of justice. What say you?
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Old Nov 12th, 2008, 01:12 PM       
it really doesn't hurt that Gaiman is cute, huh, ladies? who's with me? howzabout that photo of him under a streetlamp in the London fog? nice...
i am really enjoying his short stories, too. i agree that nobody should try to do a movie on the Sandman, adn i kinda doubt they will. but if they do, i hope they choose a soundtrack from bands like Joy Division, the Cure, the Smiths, Sisters of Mercy, This Mortal Coil, etc... otherwise it would SuXoR!!!
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Old Nov 13th, 2008, 03:51 PM       
I read "The Sandman" collection, including "Endless Nights," "The Dream Hunters," and the two Death tbps, at least twice a year, and it seems like I find new things in them every time. I agree that "Preludes and Nocturnes" is not that great looking, but Gaiman's storytelling overrides that.
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Old Nov 14th, 2008, 12:43 PM       
I've never been in to comics before... but picked up the first volume of Sandman a year ago, and now I'm slowly working my way through Sandman and Preacher (both on hearsay!). I would be going faster except I can't drop more than $20 very often, and so I have to pick one or the other to buy at a time. =(
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