Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)

Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)

New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo...

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Title:Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)
Author:Neil Gaiman
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Preludes & Nocturnes
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:233 pages pages

Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 21, 2016
    I thought it was time I added The Sandman. It fits precisely into my systematic program of reading. ?Hold on!? I can hear all you folks out there saying. ? Your 'systematic program of reading'? Why you're one of the most eclectic readers I know!? I can understand why you m...
  • Brooke
    Jul 10, 2009
    In the foreword and the afterword, both the editor and Gaiman indicated that this isn't the strongest volume in the Sandman series; Gaiman was still finding his vision for the series, it's essentially a fetch quest, etc. I'm inclined to agree with them, although it was still enjoyable ...
  • Alejandro
    Jun 17, 2013
    FanTABulous preluDe! Creative Team: Writer: Neil Gaiman Illustrators: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg & Malcolm Jones III Covers: Dave McKean Letterer: Todd Klein A PRELUdE TO dREAM It is NEVER ?only a dream?, John Constantine. Definitely there is ...
  • Patrick
    Jan 18, 2014
    First off, let's be clear, I'm a big soppy fan of Gaiman's Work. Secondly, I've read the Sandman series several times before. So this is more a record of my fond re-reading and musing about this story rather than some sort of objective review. But if you've read any of my other...
  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008
    Since joining goodreads, I?ve been baffled by the Neil Gaiman love fest. American Gods, Neverwhere, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, they appear to be universally loved, and I?ve been skeptical of this emotion that borders on worship. These books are good and all, and I recognize thei...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 16, 2014
    I need to admit something. I've never "gotten" Neil Gaiman's books. They confuse the hell out of me. I really never know where he is going with a story. *gasp* This one was some freaky ass shit. Some old guy wants to perform a ceremony to capture "Death". Yeah..okay. Anyway...
  • Ronyell
    Mar 08, 2012
    6 stars! ?In a fairy tale story, once all the children are asleep, the Sandman will come in and sprinkle magic dust in children?s eyes and give them sweet dreams.? At least, that is the interpretation we get about the Sandman. However, in this graphic novel, we are abou...
  • Terry
    Oct 31, 2013
    3 ? 3.5 stars Ok, so, The Sandman. Ground breaking comic series from the early days of DC?s innovative Vertigo line. One of the many comics of the era that was trying to do new (or at least different) things with the medium and even went so far as to not only NOT be primarily a ...
  • Anne
    May 28, 2009
    I liked the beginning, when Dream was captured. The mystical elements held my attention. However, the middle of it kind of grossed me out. Especially the part in with Dee in the diner. EWWWW. The end of Preludes and Nocturnes totally made up for it, though. I loved Death! How cool is s...
  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013
    I have to say I enjoyed this much better the second time around. Both times I really got a kick out of the Crowley sidestory, and I still have no idea who or what the original sandman comic was all about, nor do I particularly care, but this reimagining is a real work of art. It...
  • Algernon
    May 11, 2013
    Sandman has been on my radar for years. In a way I'm glad I've waited, because now that I've read 4 or 5 of the author's other books, I have a better idea of his style and thematic preferences and I can appreciate better how innovative and original his approach to the sequential art m...
  • Kirstine
    May 22, 2012
    "I am anti-life, the beast of judgement. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, Gods, worlds... of everything. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?" "I am hope." This is my favourite quote from this book, and one of my favourite quotes in general. It's bea...
  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 16, 2011
    I read this one some 10 years or so ago when I was slowly returning to comics and, having re-read it now, I still maintain that Preludes and Nocturnes is a poor place to start with this series - though it?s a decent book. My first time around, I read Sandman totally out of sequen...
  • Celeste
    Jul 26, 2016
    I first read this a couple of years ago, and it was one of the first graphic novels I read. Even though I love me some Gaiman, I have to admit that I didn?t love this. It seemed so incredibly dark when I first read it. Since that time, I?ve read many more graphic novels, most of wh...
  • Carol
    Oct 22, 2016
    Ok, this is cool. (do people still say cool?) Preludes & Nocturnes is the first of twelve in THE SANDMAN series that I have put off reading far too long.....It begins June 6, 1916 in Wych Cross, England.....In an attempt to capture and bind DEATH to achieve immortality, the creepy ...
  • Stuart
    Jul 08, 2013
    Neil Gaiman?s The Sandman is such a legendary comic series that it needs no introduction at this point. It ran from 1989 to 1996 as the flagship series for DC imprint Vertigo Comics, indicating a shift to more mature content. This came shortly after the arrival of Alan Moore?s Watc...
  • Panagiotis
    Nov 27, 2016
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  • James DeSantis
    Oct 10, 2017
    At first I wasn't sure if this was going to be for me. It starts off slow, weird, lots of words but very little meaning connecting for me. Then...after issue 2, we get into the goods. So what's Sandman? Well besides being one of the most talked about and beloved series it's about t...
  • Nihan
    Oct 14, 2016
    Allah ...
  • Hershey
    Aug 29, 2014
    Once I was all done with this book, my very first thought was "This book is really weird." Neil Gaiman, as all of you know, is a God at creating the most intricate and best of all story worlds. Honestly, every time I pick up his books, I never have a single clue with where he's goin...
  • Will M.
    May 11, 2014
    One of those graphic novels that are so famous and hyped up that it makes you want to read them. The consequence though would be that expectations tend to rocket up. I am more disappointed than entertained. I've read 2 novels of Neil Gaiman. I hated Stardust, while Ocean was a medio...
  • Antonio
    Aug 23, 2014
    Esta es la primera novela grfica de estilo occidental que le y tambin es el primer comic que le, dejando de lado a Condorito as que mi opinin tal vez no sea la ms calificada en el tema, pero si te interesa, aqu va?. Antes de empezar a leerlo Como la historia ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 03, 2015
    Mr Gaiman, thank you for the dream. See what I did there? But in all fairness this is a dream. This comic is just everything I want a comic to be. It?s dark and brutal; it?s profound and sophisticated: it?s imaginative and creative. I just love everything about it. It?s su...
  • Obsidian
    Mar 29, 2017
    There really is not much to say besides how much I loved this graphic novel from beginning to end. I am glad that I just went and bought the first three novels. My library didn't have this copy, but also the one I read (volume 2) was much older and with these new editions I bought, I c...
  • Aziz Varlık
    Dec 24, 2016
    ?kinci kez okuyorum. evirisi ok daha ba?ar?l?. Ve tabi bask? kaliteside. ...
  • Hazal Çamur
    Oct 31, 2016
    Harika eviri, harika bask?, harika kurgu. Neil Gaiman bize Sandman?i sunarken pe?i s?ra bir o kadar da birikim getirmi?. nk Sandman?in bu ilk cildinde Homeros?un Odysseia?s?ndan ?ncil?e; John Milton??n Kay?p Cenneti?nden Shakespeare?in Julius Caeser v...
  • Anuradha
    Jan 07, 2017
    POPSugar Reading Challenge: #39. The first book in a series I haven't read before The air is musty, tired, old, it smells of lost dreams and rotten fabric. I would have to sell my kidney and part of my liver to acquire this. Fortunately, I have a friend who has a copy, so my o...
  • Kayıp Rıhtım
    Nov 01, 2016
    Onu hepimiz tan?yoruz. Kumlar?n? insanlar?n gzlerine serpi?tiren bir uyku tanr?s? o. Yunan mitolojisinde Morpheus, Afrika?da Kai?ckul? Karde?leri olan Sonsuzlar aras?nda ise Rya onun ad?. Pek ok ?ark? ve mitteyse Sandman? Sandman, Neil Gaiman??n magnum o...
  • HFK
    Feb 15, 2016
    Neil Gaiman is a bit of an black sheep to me. What I mean by that is that I absolutely adore his ass off. He is one of those authors that writes so beautifully, vividly, creatively that it is almost impossible not to be sucked inside the fantasy worlds he somehow manages to share t...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    Sep 08, 2014
    Decided to re-read this since my library had it. I haven't read this since the 90s. I don't remember anything about it so far. It's kind of like all brand new and sparkly. And creepy. Yes, definitely creepy, in a good way. And now here's a random Bowie gif that reminded me of this f...