Published by DC Comics in 1990, The Sandman #19, entitled “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is arguably one of the best single issues of the acclaimed series; in 1991 the story won the World Fantasy Award for best short fiction — the first comic book to win the award. But shortly after it was published, a copy of the comic was found at a crime scene that shocked a small college community and the comic’s creators, part of an apparent effort to portray a murder as a comics-inspired suicide.
Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List
It probably came as no surprise to long-time readers that I recently selected Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as my favorite comic series. I have written enthusiastically about the series in the past, as well as covered the latest addition to The Endless mythos: Sandman Overture. This Wednesday, Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III bring Overture to an end. In anticipation of this event, I thought that I would revisit some of the most memorable moments from the original series. Gaiman was lucky to work with a wide variety of artistic talent for Sandman; together they created many of the most striking and poignant images in the medium.
NB: I have limited myself to the original 75 issue series. Thus, nothing from either Death limited series or the various additional takes, including Overture, which Gaiman has scripted since “The Tempest.”
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