112 – Morpheus

Sandman is one of those books I feel bad about for not reading more of. Back in the mid-90s, DC began publishing (along with black and white versions of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing) Sandman under the header Vertigo Essentials. I bought ’em all for the 20 issues it lasted, and I enjoyed it greatly. Then I forgot to ever go back and buy the trades or back issues.

Then a few years back DC began publishing the Absolute Editions, which were gigantic, hardbound, slipcased editions. The only one I ever bought was Sandman Vol. 1, which had those same 20 issues (which I had subsequently gotten rid of in the intervening decade) but recolored and gi-normous. And I loved it again, but forgot to buy the remaining volumes (though at 99 bucks a pop, you can see where the strain on my wallet might be).

What I’m saying is that I will gladly accept volumes 2-4 of The Absolute Sandman as gifts.

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    • Joe G. on May 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This is a great-looking Morpheus. I always forget about his super-creepy helmet.

    • Jim Purcell on May 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Nice drawing. I’ve never really read Sandman (though I’ve started reading the single issues via Comics by ComiXology app on iPhone. I’m on like issue 3).
    The only Absolute Edition I ever bought was New Frontier, and it is my precious baby. Though I have thought about picking up Absolute Editions of Kingdom Come, Watchmen, and Promethea. But then they’re 100 bucks, and I say forget it.

    • Eric on May 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Promethea is a book I wouldn’t mind having simply for gigantic J.H. Williams art.

    • Jim Purcell on May 24, 2011 at 5:33 am


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