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Sandman: “Dream Country” (Vertigo, 1989; #17-20)

Do you really need me to tell you to read Sandman?

Okay, then:  read Sandman.

It’s okay to take your time, if you want.  I read a trade every year or two.  I’m happy with that.  But you do you.

Do read it, though.

(In case you’re curious, this trade is a bunch of one-shots about the relationship between stories and dreams and between stories and truth.  And, thanks to the power of syllogism, between dreams and truth.  It’s good!  It’s also a dumb choice for me to try to talk about.)

Collected in

  • Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (#17-20)
  • Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1 (#1-20)
  • The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 (#1-20)
  • Sandman Omnibus, Vol. 1 (#1-37, Special #1)


Writer: Neil Gaiman | Pencillers: Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Collen Doran | Inker: Malcolm Jones, III | Colorist: Danny Vozzo | Letterer: Todd Klein

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