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  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #1
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1989  ·  $2.00

    A group of magic-invoking men seeking immortality use a spell to capture Death, but instead they get her younger brother, Dream. This leads to seventy years keeping him entrapped, the world suffers greatly from these years... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #2
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Dream returns to his realm, The Dreaming, and finds it is in very bad shape after his seven decade long absence and worst of all, he doesn't have the power to restore it as he has lost his three power items: the ruby,... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #3
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    First item on the list, his pouch of sand, Dream goes to London where a man named John Constantine resides, the Furies told him that he was the last one to purchase the pouch. So it is that John first encounters Dream of... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #4
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    The first appearance of Lucifer Morningstar! This issue follows Dream of the Endless as he journeys to recover his helm, which was said to be traded to a demon, and where else would a demon be than in Hell? Dream finds many... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #5
    Vertigo Comics  ·  May 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Doctor Destiny escapes from Arkham Asylum forcing a passing motorist to take him to his ruby - Morpheus' Dreamstone - in a storage locker in the nearby town of Mayhew. Meanwhile Morpheus enlists the help of Scott Free... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 91%
    The Sandman #6
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Doctor Destiny, now in possession of Morpheus' Dreamstone uses it to unleash his madness on the world. All thoughts of world conquest go out the window however when he becomes too absorbed with watching TV and playing... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 97%
    The Sandman #7
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Morpheus tries to talk sense to Doctor Destiny, which of course proves fruitless. Dr. Destiny insists on a showdown, which the Dream King is willing to engage in - provided that the battle be fought in the Dreaming. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 97%
    The Sandman #8
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Morpheus having completed his quest for his artifacts seems lost and without purpose, until he receives a visit from his big sister, Death. Accompanying Death for the day revitalises Dream and renews his sense of purpose.  #02... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 93%
    The Sandman #9
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    In an undisclosed time and place - presumably Saharan Africa by the art - two tribesmen travel into the desert. Once they have built a fire, the older man tells the younger man a story from sunset to sunrise as the last... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #10
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    The Doll's House storyline really gets started in this issue (which is also titled 'The Doll's House'). Here we are introduced to two more of Dream's sisters, Desire and Despair, and we learn that they... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #11
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1989  ·  $1.50

    Searching for her little brother Jed, who she hasn't seen in seven years, Rose Walker moves into a boarding house in Florida. The house is occupied by a strange mix of individuals, including the "Terrifyingly, apallingly... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #12
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    Renegade dreams Brute and Glob have taken over the mind of Jed Walker and walled it off from the dreaming - a situation that does not please the Dream King who comes to deal with them. Meanwhile Jed's sister Rose, and... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #13
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    Our story opens in an English tavern in the late 1300’s. The customers grouse about taxes, impending wars, and the other myriad of problems that are affecting their livelihood. in the midst of it all, two pale customers... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #14
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1990  ·  $2.50

    This story is set in a hotel where a group of people are coming together from all over the globe. It's the first ever annual serial killer convention. The story begins by showing us a number of "The collectors"... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #15
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    Explore the vibrant dreams of Rose Walker's peculiar roommates in this mind-bending issue that explains exactly why Rose has been intertwined with the Dream King's newest adventure.In this story we see Rose Walker... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #16
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    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. Don't miss this dramatic ending to "A... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #17
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    A struggling writer buys Calliope, a captured muse, so that he'll be able to write again. After years of confinement, she desperately seeks help from anyone, even Dream. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 98%
    The Sandman #18
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    One night just after the humans have gone to bed, a little white house kitten is visited by a friend who helps her escape for the night. They travel to an old cemetery where a whole pride of cats has gathered to hear what... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #19
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    In this World Fantasy Award-winning standalone story featuring art by Charles Vess, visit a traveling road show of dramatic actors led by William Shakespeare as they unveil a new production called A Midsummer Night's... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #20
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Oct 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    In a darkened room, a woman sits, smoking cigarettes and wishing she was normal. The woman is Urania Blackwell - better known to some as Element Girl, though she doesn't go by that name anymore. Now she's just 'Ranie'.... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 97%
    The Sandman #21
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1990  ·  $1.50

    'Season of the Mists: Episode 0', AKA 'Season of the Mists: Prologue' opens with Destiny walking through his garden. There he encounters the Grey Ladies who tell him, "A king will forsake his kingdom",... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #22
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Lord Dream summons all the residents of The Dreaming to an assembly where he reveals that he plans to journey to Hell; a journey he might not return from given that Lucifer has vowed to destroy him for the embarrassment... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #23
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Lord Morpheus, dreading his impending confrontation with Lord Lucifer, travels to Hell to free his former lover, Queen Nada. When he gets to Hell, though, he finds the gates wide open, and the realm vacant. Morpheus calls... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #24
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Odin travels receives word from his ravens that Lucifer has abdicated his throne and that Hell lies empty. He travels to the Cavern Beneath the World to recruit Loki to aid him in his plan to avoid Ragnarok by moving the... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #25
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Dream isn't the only one suffering the consequences of Lucifer having closed and locked Hell. Back on earth, the dead with no place else to go are coming back. This isn't great news for young Charles Rowland. With... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 96%
    The Sandman #26
    Vertigo Comics  ·  May 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Still more guests arrive in the dreaming (a contingent from Faerie). A banquet is held, followed by entertainment. Dream says that he will hear formal pleadings regarding Hell, and announce his decision in the Great Hall... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 96%
    The Sandman #27
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    As "morning" breaks in The Dreaming, an assortment of deities and supernatural beings gathers in the Dream King's Great Hall. But before he can announce his decision, Lord Morpheus is visited by Duma and Remiel,... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #28
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    "In which we bid farewell to absent friends, lost loves, old gods and the season of mists; and in which we give the devil his due."This is the epilogue to Season of Mists, also known as 'Season of Mists 7'... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #29
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Tells of a woman, Lady Johanna Constantine, who did a favor for the Lord of Dreams during the French Revolution. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #30
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    In this story, we follow Augustus Caesar and another man as they spend a day as beggars. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 96%
    The Sandman #31
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Oct 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Despair calls her brother Dream into a contest, initially he refuses but she provokes him, the contest is to see if he can pull "Joshua Abraham Norton" from her realm before their elder sister comes for him. Reluctantly... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #32
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    When Barbie woke up that morning, she had no idea to what kind of a fantastic adventure she`d get tangled in to.  The story starts with three creatures in a cave, talking about mysterious things.   Barbie... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 91%
    The Sandman #33
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1991  ·  $1.50

    Barbie returns to The Land that she has not visited her appearance in "The Doll's House" story arc. While dreaming an evil being in the real world unleashes the nightmares of those surrounding Barbie.Note:... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 96%
    The Sandman #34
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    Readers are presented with Barbie's not so satisfying life as her attention is divided between two realities. Further, Barbie's neighbor Thessaly, is revealed to be more than the quiet and bookish young woman that... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #35
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    In this story, Barbie finds herself wandering in the Land, far from home. There, she finally encounters the enemy she's been expecting....the Cuckoo. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #36
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1992  ·  $2.50

    Thessaly, Hazel and Foxglove enter The Dreaming where a terrifying showdown with the Cuckoo unfolds. In the physical world, a problem unfolds. A magically spawned high wind in Manhattan threatens Barbie's very physical... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 90%
    The Sandman #37
    Vertigo Comics  ·  May 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    No longer is Barbie in the dream world. No longer is one of her friends alive. Barbie must go to the funeral. "A Game of You" meets its conclusion. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #38
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    A teenage girl is bored, and his grandfather decides to tell her a story, that happened hundreds of years ago. That story is about a young man, who got a portrait of beautiful princess. He decided to find her. Eventually,... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 89%
    The Sandman #39
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    In this single-issue story, a young man becomes lost in The Dreaming where he uncovers wondrous knowledge. The only problem is he might not be able remember it when he awakes... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #40
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    Little Matthew has fallen to sleep, and in the dreaming, hears stories there. A secret by Abel, a mystery Cain and a story by Eve. After all these stories, Matthew wakes up. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #41
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    Blossom For A Lady - Rain In The Doorway - Not Her Sister-Want/Not Want - The View From The Backs Of Mirrors - Journal Of The Plague Year - "The Number You Have Dialed..." Dream does not appear in this issue. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #42
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Oct 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    Two: It Always Rains On The Unloved - Wet Dreams - A Fishing Expedition - She Kisses Wyverns (The Disneyland Analogy) - Dinner Etiquette And Chocolate Lovers - Desire Swears By The First Circle - "Things Are Changing"... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #43
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    The People Who Remember Atlantis - Concerning Mammoths, And Falling Walls - Who Controls Transportation? - Bored, She Makes Little Frogs - Truth Or Consequences, And Other Places - Ancestral Voices Prophesying - The Dogs... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #44
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1992  ·  $1.50

    Four: The Other Side Of The Sky - A Bear And His Shadow - Departed Secrets - "Twinkle's A Nice Word. So's Viridian." - Three Keys - A Treatise On Optics -The Perils Of Smoking In Bed? View »

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    The Sandman #45
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1993  ·  $1.75

    Five: The Things We Do To Be Loved - Her Hands Do Not Go To The Moon - The Driving Instructor - Tiffany Watches I - White Knights And/Or Pond-Scum - Are Dalmations Flowers? - Nancy Displays Her Erudition -Wham Bam Thank... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #46
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1993  ·  $1.75

    Six: Life Isn't Pleasant, Petrified - The Parting Of The Ways - The Trouble With Mortals - Dreamings Of Meeting Or Meetings Of Dreaming? - The Trouble With Gods - Mervyn Sets Him Straight - "Have You Got Anything... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #47
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1993  ·  $1.75

    Seven: Cooking Considered As One Of The Fine Arts -"My Envelope Isn't Any Good Anymore" - Where All Mazes Meet - The Other Side Of The Coin - Life As A Glass Of Bitter Wine - Cherries Are Counted, And A Bargain... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #48
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1993  ·  $1.75

    Eight: Journey's End - Brains, A Heart, A Ride In A Balloon - Dinner - Something New - The Illusion Of Permanence - A Wreath Of Bright Stars - Echoes Of Darkness - Up. Out. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #49
    Vertigo Comics  ·  May 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    Nine: Farewells - Answered Prayers - The Flowers Of Romance - Journey's End - The Gates Of Horn - Things Unlooked For - Brief Lives. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #50
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1993  ·  $2.95

    This issue tells a story about  the ruler of the most magnificent city the world will ever see, and his outworldy request for the Lord of Dreams.  #60 on  Wizard Magazine's "100 Best Single Issue... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #51
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    The story starts with a man and a woman, who wind up being victims of a peculiar storm. They go seek shelter from an inn, called Worlds end. In there, all that you can do actually, is eat, drink, and listen to wonderful... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 88%
    The Sandman #52
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    Cluracan of Faerie tells a tale of a journey he made, before he got to the Worlds End. It includes Morpheus, an evil man and many other things. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #53
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    Jim tells of a story that happened on an ocean. It is a tale of the seven seas, featuring a girl who posing as a boy to sail across the oceans. There, Jim meets Hob Gadling, an old friend to the SANDMAN universe, who then... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 93%
    The Sandman #54
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Oct 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    An Asian man, not yet met in the inn, tells the tale of Prez Rickard. Teenage President of USA from an alternate Earth. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #55
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    An apprentice from the Necropolis Litharge relates his story as the Reality Storm rages outside. It is a tale of death and burial, featuring the lost Destruction of the Endless. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 93%
    The Sandman #56
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1993  ·  $1.95

    The time storm ends, and almost everyone of the guests leave. We also see almost all of the Family of endless, walking as great figures in the sky, but we do not get to know why.Dream does not appear in this issue except... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #57
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    This story presents the beginning of the longest, and the most pivotal Sandman-story arc.The future of the Endless and the fate of the Dreaming will be affected by a nightmarish conflict. A surprising ending awaits. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #58
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Lyta Hall is in shock, her son Daniel is missing and the Furies had a message for her. Cluracan has come to the dreaming searching Nuala. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #59
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Apr 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Loki and Puck are the kidnappers of Daniel Hall, and they put him in to the fire to break his powers. Meanwhile Dream has an encounter with the Hobgoblin and the police tells Lyta that Daniel is dead. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #60
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jun 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Remiel searches for Lucifer to ask him to return to hell, while Lyta debates herself between madness and reality trying to find the furies. The Corintian is also reborn. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #61
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    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.Dream... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #62
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Rose Walker travels to England where she meets three very mysterious women. Once met, they tell Rose a bizarre tale of some children who flew away. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #63
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Odin One-Eye appears to confront the Sandman as a mysterious woman linked to Morpheus' past abducts Lyta Hall. Meanwhile, Lyta's encounter with the Furies will gravely impact future happenings. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #64
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Presents a week in the life of Morpheus while Rose gains a heart that is destined to be broken. First blood is drawn in the Dreaming and the Furies make their intent known to the Sandman. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #65
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1994  ·  $1.95

    Death and chaos is brought to the Dreaming though the machinations of the Furies. In the interim, Matthew and the Corinthian continue to assemble clues in their quest to find Daniel. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #66
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1995  ·  $1.95

    In the Dreaming, the Furies slowly eliminate Dream's allies in an attempt to draw him out. As the Furies sow mayhem, Odin arrives to take care of his bothersome son and Nuala tries to save the life of her lord. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #67
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Feb 1st, 1995  ·  $1.95

    It may be too late to stop what was so long ago set in motion, but this doesn't stop the protagonists. Morpheus still prepares to battle the Furies while the Corinthian brings back the previously missing Daniel. All... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 86%
    The Sandman #68
    Vertigo Comics  ·  May 1st, 1995  ·  $1.95

    An odd twist of fate spawns grotesque repercussions. The Dreaming will be affected in an uncountable number of ways. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #69
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jul 1st, 1995  ·  $2.50

    The most rigoriously (perhaps) unexpected event of The Sandman series happens. View »

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    The Sandman #70
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Aug 1st, 1995  ·  $2.50

    The startling conclusion of the Kindly Ones brings a time of inner reflection and sad celebration. It's a wake in which those with past rivalries gather for the Wake.SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.The... View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #71
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Sep 1st, 1995  ·  $2.50

    The ceremony to which everyone is invited begins and the Endless trade secrets.SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.The funeral of Morpheus is held. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #72
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Nov 1st, 1995  ·  $2.50

    The wake is held and everyone gives a speech. Daniel meets Destruction. Morpheus is send down a river. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 94%
    The Sandman #73
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Dec 1st, 1995  ·  $2.50

    Robert Cadling visits a renaissance fare with his girlfriend. He has a conversation with Death who tells her about Morpheus. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 95%
    The Sandman #74
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Jan 1st, 1996  ·  $2.50

    A man from ancient China is lost to one of the soft places. He meets the Dream of the Endless. View »

  • CONSENSUS: 100%
    The Sandman #75
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Mar 1st, 1996  ·  $3.95

    The last issue of the series is double sized, and tells a story about William Shakespeare and the King of dreams. Shakespeare writes his last play, The Tempest, for Morpheus and also deals with his daughter and wife. View »

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    The Sandman #1 The Absolute Sandman Special Edition
    Vertigo Comics  ·  Oct 1st, 2006  ·  $0.5

    A group of magic-invoking men seeking immortality use a spell to capture Death, but instead they get her younger brother, Dream. This leads to seventy years keeping him entrapped, the world suffers greatly from these years... View »

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