Diana, David, Holly and I started discussing a run of Sandman posts for Comparative Geeks back in February, and those are coming soon. Since we’re publishing so many Sandman posts this summer, here’s an introduction to the series for those of you who haven’t read it yet.
The Sandman is a comics series by Neil Gaiman with various artists published by DC Vertigo between 1987 and 1996. It defies categorization. Fantasy-Horror-Supernatural epic is the best I can do for a descriptive label. The original run was 75 issues. It spawned various spinoffs, derivative works, etc.
Dream of the Endless, known to the Romans as Morpheus, is the central character. He is one of seven anthropomorphic personifications. He has two older siblings – Destiny and Death – and four younger ones – Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. The Endless are aware that they are anthropomorphic personifications. They are as powerful as gods and demons.