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Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 1

    THE TARANTULA ACT I - In the span of years when Morpheus of the Dreaming was held captive by a human sorcerer, the universe knew someone was missing and tried to replace him. In the late 1930s, haunted by dark dreams, Wesley Dodds, a quiet, studious man, the heir to a fabulous fortune, took to wearing a gasmask and going out at night to battle bizarre criminals with names like the Tarantula, the Mist and the Phantom of the World's Fair. Dodds put his foes to sleep with gas and sprinkled sand on them. Somewhere along the line, they took to calling him the Sandman. The curtain goes up on SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE! Matt Wagner is the regular writer, with rotating artists on each story arc. The first storyline is drawn by Guy Davis. Together, Wagner and Davis team up to create baroque new tales of a mysterious night avenger, combining the relentless plotting of a hardboiled detective novel and the subtle psychological ambiguities of classic film noir. In the premiere issue, Dodds follows the trail of the Tarantula, a mysterious kidnapper who wants the last dance on every young woman's card. Painted photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 2

    THE TARANTULA ACT II - His first victim dead, the Tarantula has caught another in his web. While the police try to untangle the kidnapper's plot, Dian Belmont tries to unravel the threads linking the murder, the masked stranger she cornered in the Ladies' Room at the police precinct, and the increasingly intriguing Wesley Dodds. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by Guy Davis. Painted photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 3

    THE TARANTULA ACT III - The Sandman finds the first link in the chain of clues that will lead him to the lair of the murderous kidnapper, while Dian Belmont collects information about another mysterious character - Wesley Dodds. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by Guy Davis. Painted photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 4

    THE TARANTULA ACT IV - In the final act of this tale, the sordid secrets that curse the Goldman family are brought to light, while the Sandman waits in the wings to unmask the murderous kidnapper. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by Guy Davis. Painted photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 5

    THE FACE, Part 1 of 4 - A new murderer makes his mark and Wesley Dodds must again don his mask or confront dark dreams in this first part of a new storyline. The mysterious villain the Face takes only heads and the Chinatown gangs will take to the streets if the Golden Age Sandman doesn't find the killer first. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by John Watkiss. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson, with a fluorescent fifth color. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 6

    THE FACE, Part 2 of 4 - Wesley Dodds assumes his alternative countenance and begins his pursuit of the enigmatic assassin, while Dian Belmont ponders the resumption of an old relationship. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by John Watkiss. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 7

    THE FACE, Part 3 of 4 - More heads tumble free of shoulders as Dian becomes enmeshed in the Face's machinations, even as Wesley unearths more clues about the identity of the master assassin. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by John Watkiss. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 8

    THE FACE, Part 4 of 4 - Dian confronts the Golden Age Sandman and the mask is peeled off the malicious murderer known as the Face. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by John Watkiss. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 9

    THE BRUTE, Part 1 of 4 - Wesley Dodds's dark dreams grow more intense, drawing the Golden Age Sandman into a complex conspiracy involving child abuse and boxing scams. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by R.G. Taylor. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #10
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 10

    THE BRUTE, Part 2 of 4 - Wesley Dodds delves deeper into the ugly world of illegal boxing, while Dian finds an unwanted child. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by R.G. Taylor. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #11
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 11

    THE BRUTE, Part 3 of 4 - Even as Wesley Dodds continues his probe into the horrifying history of the Brute, twin tragedies strike the Ramsey family. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by R.G. Taylor. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 12

    THE BRUTE, Part 4 of 4 - Dian, the victim of a brutal assault, struggles for her life. Meanwhile, the Golden Age Sandman brings to light the hideous truth of the boxing scam and learns the horrifying secret of the Brute. Written by Matt Wagner, with art by R.G. Taylor. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #13
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 13

    THE VAMP, Part 1 of 4 - Even as his relationship with Dian Belmont ignites, Wesley Dodds must contend with dark dreams of brutal murders - handsome young socialites found completely drained of blood. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #14
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 14

    THE VAMP, Part 2 of 4 - The Golden Age Sandman continues to seek the truth behind the Vamp's bizarre murder spree, while Dian and Wesley are drawn further into a beguiling web of intrigue. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #15
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 15

    THE VAMP, Part 3 of 4 - As Dian's friend Carol is drawn further into a web of murderous intrigue, the seductive Vamp sets her sights on Wesley Dodds, unaware that he is the Sandman. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #16
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 16

    THE VAMP, Part 4 of 4 - Lives are shattered and left in ruin as the Golden Age Sandman reveals the identity of the elusive Vamp, while the course of Dian Belmont and Wesley Dodds's relationship takes an unexpected turn. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #17
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 17

    THE SCORPION, Part 1 of 4 - The stakes are high for the Golden Age Sandman when Dian becomes the target of the Scorpion, a serial killer who wields a poison-tipped whip. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #18
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 18

    THE SCORPION, Part 2 of 4 - The whip-wielding madman's homicidal crusade continues and Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman, is his next intended victim. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #19
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 19

    THE SCORPION, Part 3 of 4 - After a close encounter with the Scorpion, the Golden Age Sandman begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together and track his adversary's bloody trail. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #20
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 20

    THE SCORPION, Part 4 of 4 - The Golden Age Sandman collides with the whip-wielding Scorpion who then pays a lethal price for his greed for power. But before the curtain closes, a significant change occurs in Wesley Dodds's life. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #21
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 21

    DR. DEATH, Act 1 of 4 - The elderly in Manhattan are dying under mysterious circumstances. The Golden Age Sandman suspects foul play, but in seeking the killer, Wesley Dodds may end up exposing his secret identity to Dian. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with layouts by Guy Davis and finished art by Vince Locke. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #22
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 22

    DR. DEATH, Act 2 of 4 - Dr. Death continues to issue lethal prescriptions to Manhattan's elderly citizens even as Dian and Wesley's relationship comes to a crucial crossroads. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with layouts by Guy Davis and finished art by Vince Locke. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #23
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 23

    DR. DEATH, Act 3 of 4 - More of Manhattan's geriatric citizenry is slain while Dian, sleuthing and seducing, turns up the heat for the Golden Age Sandman. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with layouts by Guy Davis and finished art by Vince Locke. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #24
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 24

    DR. DEATH, Act 4 of 4 - As the Golden Age Sandman comes closer to learning the identity of Dr. Death, Dian closes in on Wesley Dodds's secrets until all stands revealed. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with layouts by Guy Davis and finished art by Vince Locke. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #25
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 25

    NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER, Act 1 of 4 - He feeds on human flesh, brutally dismembering victims to satisfy his obscene hunger, and he is but the newest nightmare facing the Golden Age Sandman. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #26
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 26

    NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER, Act 2 of 4 - As the Butcher's insatiable appetite continues unabated, the Golden Age Sandman's dreams become violent nightmares. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #27
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 27

    NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER, Act 3 of 4 - Without the help of his precognitive dreams or the sustaining love of Dian, Wesley Dodds may well become the Butcher's next meal. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #28
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 28

    NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER, Act 4 of 4 - Lt. Burke and his men descend into the depths of an urban hell, while Dian gives the Golden Age Sandman the final clue he needs to stop the city's most grisly killer. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #29
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 29

    THE HOURMAN, Act I of IV - A new vigilante moves in on the Golden Age Sandman's turf - Rex Tyler, the Man of the Hour. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #30
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 30

    THE HOURMAN, Act II of IV - The Man of the Hour is wounded in an effort to help an abused family, and the Golden Age Sandman's quest for Rex Tyler proves less than fruitful. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #31
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 31

    THE HOURMAN, Act III of IV - A mysterious assassin from the past arrives with a scheme involving decapitation, while Wesley Dodds and Rex Tyler get ready for a masquerade ball as the Sandman and the Hourman - in their original Golden Age costumes. Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #32
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 32

    THE HOURMAN, Act IV of IV - The Breezy Boys make their final move at a lavish masquerade gala, forcing the Golden Age Sandman and the Hourman to dodge bullets - in their original Golden Age garb! Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, with art by Guy Davis. Photo cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Suggested for Mature Readers. Mando Format. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #33
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 33

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Python Act One, script by Matt Wagner, art by Warren Pleece; The Golden Age Sandman's dreams return and warn him of a new killer stalking the streets, ready to squeeze the life of the sinful and the corrupt. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #34
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 34

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Python Act Two, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Warren Pleece; As the Golden Age Sandman hunts the mysterious Python, Dian continues her new exercise regimen at Jake Bonoir's fitness classes. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #35
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 35

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Python Act Three, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Warren Pleece; The Python's grip continues to tighten on the city and provides lots of trouble for the Golden Age Sandman--both in terms of the case and his relationship with Dian. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #36
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 36

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Python Final Act, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Warren Pleece; It's Sandman versus animal as Wesley Dodds confronts the Python!; But in his obsession, has the work of the Sandman strangled the personal life of Wesley Dodds? 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #37
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 37

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Mist Act One, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; With the decade coming to a close and war apparently looming ever closer, two inventors travel to New York to pitch their ideas--one of those inventors being Ted Knight, also known as the Starman! Introduction of Jonathan Smythe, who becomes the Mist. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #38
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 38

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Mist Act Two, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Ted Knight enters a competition to design new combat devices for the US government; Mysterious accidents continue to occur all across the city and the Golden Age Sandman heads out to investigate--in his brand-new costume! 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #39
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 39

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Mist Act Three, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; The Golden Age Sandman teams up with Ted Knight--the original Starman and future JSAer--to discover the secret behind the city's recent slew of accidents and deaths! 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #40
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 40

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Mist Act Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Witness the birth of a classic Starman villain as the Golden Age Sandman and Ted Knight search for answers behind the mysterious mist-related crimes. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #41
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 41

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Phantom of the Fair Act One, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; It's 1939 and the New York World's Fair is in full swing when the butchered bodies of several young men are found around the fairgrounds; The blood scent from these murders filters into the dreams of Wesley Dodds, drawing in the Golden Age Sandman. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #42
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 42

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Phantom of the Fair Act Two, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Wesley Dodds's dreams are besieged by images of brutal crimes plaguing the 1939 New York City World's Fair; Thus, the Fair becomes the hunting ground of the Golden Age Sandman--and a cop named Jim Corrigan, who will one day become the Spectre! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #43
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 43

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Phantom of the Fair Act Three, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Tragedy strikes the life of Wesley Dodds as the sinister Phantom of the Fair claims the life of someone close to him; Meanwhile, Lt. Burke and his team of detectives continue their relentless investigation into the unsavory murders. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #44
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 44

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Phantom of the Fair Act Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; "Phantom of the World's Fair" concludes at the 1939 World's Fair, which has become a carnival of horror when a serial killer leaves his mutilated victims strung up on the fairgrounds; When a friend of Wesley's becomes the latest victim, the Sandman closes in on the shocking truth behind the killer! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #45
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 45

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Blackhawk Act One, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Matthew Smith; As Hitler and Mussolini forge a "Pact of Steel" in Europe, the Golden Age Sandman finds himself drawn into international intrigue when a brash and passionate young Polish pilot petitions Wesley Dodds and others to finance Resistance efforts overseas; But a string of murders seems to follow this pilot--whom the Sandman will come to know as Blackhawk! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #46
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 46

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Blackhawk Act Two of Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Matthew Smith and Richard Case; Arrested by the New York police for the murder of a young coed, Polish pilot Janos Prohaska--the Blackhawk--faces certain death unless the Golden Age Sandman can help prove his innocence and find the real killer without revealing Prohaska's secret mission in America. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #47
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 47

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Blackhawk Act Three of Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Matthew Smith and Richard Case; As Wesley Dodds races to prove the innocence of Polish pilot Janos Prohaska--known as the high-flying Blackhawk--another murder is committed, one that enrages the European Resistance! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #48
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 48

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. The Blackhawk Act Four of Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Matthew Smith and Richard Case; The Blackhawk finale!; An investor's group committed to supporting the European Resistance flies into an uproar following a murder in their ranks; Polish airman and Blackhawk Janos Prohaska is again the prime suspect, but the Golden Age Sandman plots to spring the young pilot from jail in a last-ditch effort to uncover the truth. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #49
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 49

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Return of the Scarlet Ghost Act One of Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Truth is stranger than fiction in the seedy world of pulp magazines, as one publisher becomes a target for sabotage and murder and the Golden Age Sandman sets out to learn who's trying to stop the presses! 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #50
    Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993) 50

    Cover photo by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning. Return of the Scarlet Ghost Act Two of Four, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis; Murder again hits a shady dime-novel press, but the gruesome methods are being foretold in their own books--and the police want to know why; Behind the scenes, the Golden Age Sandman delves deeper into an increasingly dangerous situation. The Scarlet Ghost, script by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle (as Joe Kirby), art by Daniel Torres; A comic book story featuring the "Kirby" Sandman and Sandy. 52 pgs., full color. $3.50. Cover price $3.50.