The Sandman Vol 1 Preludes Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition Author:Neil Gaiman One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era. Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium's most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which cont... more »emporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition collects issues #1-8 of the original run of The Sandman, beginning an epic saga unique in graphic literature and introducing readers to a dark and enchanting world of dreams and nightmares--the home of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and his kin, the Endless.« less
This is an excellent series. The writing is compelling, the characters are thoroughly developed, the artwork is fantastic... Even if you're not the type of person who gravitates towards graphic novels, this is series is definitely worth your time.
I agree with the previous review though. the story doesn't start picking up until the second volume, and this first issue has a different flavor and cadence than the other stories.
That being said, this is a must read. you won't be disappointed.