The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus s son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare s A Midsummer s Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor. Collects THE SANDMAN #17-20.
The greatest epic in the history of comic books. --The Los Angeles Times Magazine
One of the few comics that segued from the comics crowd, entering the intellectual and art worlds, winning over a large non-comics-reading audience... --The Hollywood Reporter
The Sandman is a modern myth, as well as a precis on why the stories we tell matter so much. --Playboy
The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem . . . cool. --Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
Creator of THE SANDMAN and one of comics most accomplished writers, Neil Gaiman is also the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Anansi Boys, American Gods, Stardust and Coraline, as well as the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors and the multimedia creation Neverwhere. He also co-wrote the Jim Henson Productions film MirrorMask with longtime collaborator Dave McKean, illustrator of the Gaiman-written graphic novels MR. PUNCH, Violent Cases and BLACK ORCHID. Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the Eisner, the Harvey, the Bram Stoker and the World Fantasy Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.