Where to even begin?! The original Sandman series was started in the 1970s by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. In late 1980s and early 1990s Neil Gaiman revived the series and made it his own. The characters are more or less the same, but Gaiman’s version is very different. We unfortunately don’t have the original Sandman series, but we do have Neil Gaiman’s version. In the collection, we have the Omnibus edition, which means issues 1-37 is in volume 1 while issues 38-75 is in volume 2. That’s a whole lot of Sandman in one volume.
If you’re into reading fantasy, you should definitely check this book out. Even if you’re not, you’ll still probably want to check this book out. In 2007, it made the list for Entertainment Weekly‘s “The New Classics” book list, which is quite an honor for a graphic novel. The story goes through the life of the Sandman (Also known as Dream and Morpheus and yes, I mean the guy that brings you dreams). He is one of the Endless along with six other necessary characters of life (Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium who was once Delight, and Destruction).
As it turns out, there are talks of making The Sandman into a feature length film. When asked about it, Neil Gaiman sounded enthusiastic about the prospects of Joseph Gordon-Levitt directing and possibly starring in the film! To read more about it, click here.
Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.