The Sandman, Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
The Sandman Vol 1 Preludes and Nocturnes Author:Neil Gaiman A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hel... more »l, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings" which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.
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.