Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time." Norman Mailer
"Far and above the most inventive and most human comic of the decade." Samuel R. Delany
"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
"Gaiman has invented, out of whole cloth, a mythology not just of the comics but of storytelling itself." Frank McConnell, Commonweal Magazine
"Sandman is a story about story, a myth about myth, a postmodern metafiction with word balloons." Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent
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.
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.