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Season of Mists is the fourth volume in the story of The Sandman.

When Morpheus, the Sandman, embarks on a journey into Hell to retrieve the soul of a longtime lover, Lucifer decides to abdicate his throne. The key to Hell is handed to Morpheus, who must decide from a long line of candidates — including Norse and Egyptian gods, the Fairy folk, and a number of lesser demons — to whom the rule of Hell should be passed.

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"Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time." Norman Mailer

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"Far and above the most inventive and most human comic of the decade." Samuel R. Delany

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"When I started reading Sandman, the first thing that struck me was its maturity. Gaiman was telling this ambitious, complex story, and at the same time communicating very deep emotions and very interesting ideas. As I continued to follow Sandman, I was repeatedly impressed by Gaiman's originality and imagination; and by his ability to tie diverse story elements together. Some of his tales fold back in on themselves, others depart for completely forgotten realms — and yet everything rhymes, everything connects towards a meaningful resolution. It takes a real gift to travel in as many directions as Gaiman does and still keep moving forward. Sandman is one of the most intelligent and accomplished works of fantasy I've ever encountered." Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story and Koko

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"Gaiman has invented, out of whole cloth, a mythology not just of the comics but of storytelling itself." Frank McConnell, Commonweal Magazine

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"Sandman is a story about story, a myth about myth, a postmodern metafiction with word balloons." Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent

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The Sandman journeys to hell to redeem the soul of his beloved, only to have Lucifer bequeath the kingdom of the damned to his care.

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/Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Matt Wagner et al Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman sends The Sandman on a journey into Hell in the hope of redeeming the soul of his old love. Instead of releasing the damned soul, though, Lucifer turns over all of Hell to the Lord of Dreams. Beginning with a prologue that introduces the Sandman's entire family, known as the Endless, this volume provides an excellent opportunity for new readers to enter the realm of the D

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Written by Neil Gaiman.

Illustrated by Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P. Craig Russell.

Introduction by Harlan Ellison.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
One of my all-time favorite Sandman story arcs. Lucifer decides that he's sick of being the lord of Hell, so to relieve himself of his duties and cause Morpheus some trouble as well, he closes down Hell and gives Morpheus the key. Now Morpheus must contend with the hordes of supernatural delegations who have come to him to petition for this most valuable real estate. The Faeries want Hell permanently shut down, so that they will no longer have to pay their tithe. Odin and his compatriots view Hell as a possible refuge post-Ragnorak. Azazel and the other demons want it returned to them, to be reopened under demon rule. Each delegation has something Morpheus wants or needs -- and no matter who he chooses, he's going to anger some of the most powerful beings in the galaxy. Lucifer has had his revenge.

This is a really important story in terms of Morpheus's development as a character. He has claimed on more than one occasion that the Endless are unchanging, but this story sees Morpheus actually admit that he may have been wrong in the past. The scene where he finally apologizes to Nada (after saying, "I should apologize" in as many ways as he can without actually apologizing) is one of my favorites in the series. The storyline also has some really fantastic humorous moments, as all of the various gods and supernatural beings encounter each other in the realm of Dream. My favorite is Thor's overbearing attempts at flirting with Bast, as he asks her if she would like to see his hammer ("it gets bigger when you rub it"). Definitely good stuff.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563890413
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
Vertigo
Introduction by:
Harlan Ellison
Illustrated by:
Mike Dringenberg
Editor:
Hill Michael
Editor:
Hill, Michael
Author:
D C Comics
Author:
DC Comics
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Horror
Subject:
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sandman Collected Library
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
October 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.10x6.74x.40 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages DC Comics - English 9781563890413 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time."
"Review" by , "Far and above the most inventive and most human comic of the decade."
"Review" by , "When I started reading Sandman, the first thing that struck me was its maturity. Gaiman was telling this ambitious, complex story, and at the same time communicating very deep emotions and very interesting ideas. As I continued to follow Sandman, I was repeatedly impressed by Gaiman's originality and imagination; and by his ability to tie diverse story elements together. Some of his tales fold back in on themselves, others depart for completely forgotten realms — and yet everything rhymes, everything connects towards a meaningful resolution. It takes a real gift to travel in as many directions as Gaiman does and still keep moving forward. Sandman is one of the most intelligent and accomplished works of fantasy I've ever encountered."
"Review" by , "Gaiman has invented, out of whole cloth, a mythology not just of the comics but of storytelling itself."
"Review" by , "Sandman is a story about story, a myth about myth, a postmodern metafiction with word balloons."
"Synopsis" by , The Sandman journeys to hell to redeem the soul of his beloved, only to have Lucifer bequeath the kingdom of the damned to his care.
"Synopsis" by , /Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Matt Wagner et al Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman sends The Sandman on a journey into Hell in the hope of redeeming the soul of his old love. Instead of releasing the damned soul, though, Lucifer turns over all of Hell to the Lord of Dreams. Beginning with a prologue that introduces the Sandman's entire family, known as the Endless, this volume provides an excellent opportunity for new readers to enter the realm of the D
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