Neil Gaiman: The Sandman

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Neil Gaiman's comics series The Sandman chronicles the story of Morpheus, a mythical personification of dreaming. The series employs a great variety of genres, narrative modes and literary traditions. Both commercially and critically, it is one of the most successful comics of all times and The Sandman is generally hailed as one of the first mainstream series to establish comics as an aesthetic medium. The Sandman was published in 75 individual issues, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by various artists.

The beginning of The Sandman is set in 1916, as an English cabal of occultists tries to summon Death but captures her younger brother Dream, or Morpheus, instead. Morpheus remains …

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Citation:
Kukkonen, Karin. "The Sandman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 December 2009
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