Sandman Vol 1 Preludes and Nocturnes Author:Neil Gaiman "New York Times" best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series "SandMan" is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy t... more »ales with his own distinct narrative vision. In "Preludes" and "Nocturnes", an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings", which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.« 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.