Synopses & Reviews
From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman's The Sandman
comes the young, pale, perky, fan-favorite character Death in a new Absolute
Edition collecting her solo adventures
Featuring the miniseries Death: The High Cost of Living #1-3 in which Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart.
The Absolute Death collects the miniseries Death: The High Cost of Living and Death: The Time of Your Life together with "The Sound of Her Wings" and "Facade" from The Sandman #8 and #20, the P. Craig Russell-illustrated "Death and Venice" from The Sandman: Endless Nights, and the never-before reprinted stories "A Winter's Tale" and "The Wheel." This deluxe volume also features an introduction by The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer as well as extensive galleries of Death portraits and retail products, sketches by artist Chris Bachalo, and the complete original script by Gaiman for The Sandman #8.
From the pages of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death. A practical, honest, and intelligent story that illuminates "the miracle of death."
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times
. He is also the author of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls
and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
, both illustrated by Dave McKean, Blueberry Girl
, illustrated by Charles Vess, and The Dangerous Alphabet
, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.
Mark Buckingham is presently the artist on Marvel's Peter Parker, Spider-Man. He is also renowned for his experimental artwork for Eclips Comics' Miracleman. He is honorary chair of the Comic Creators Guild and co-organizer of the United Kingdom's National Comics Award