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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #1-20.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen Doran. Cover by Dave McKean.

    THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format.

    The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues 1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN 19, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President & Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 612 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 1-REP

    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #1-20.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen Doran. Cover by Dave McKean.

    THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format.

    The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues 1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN 19, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President & Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 612 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #21-39.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Shawn McManus, Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Bryan Talbot, John Watkiss, Matt Wagner, Stan Woch, Colleen Doran, Duncan Eagleson, John Bolton, Malcolm Jones III, George Pratt, Dick Giordano, P. Craig Russell, and Vince Locke. Cover by Dave McKean.

    DC Comics is proud to present the second volume of the comics classic THE SANDMAN in Absolute format! The second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes features remastered coloring on all 19 issues (#21-39) as well as brand-new inks on THE SANDMAN #34 by the issue's original penciller, Colleen Doran, and a host of bonus material, including two never-before-reprinted stories by Gaiman (one prose and one illustrated), a complete reproduction of the never-before-reprinted one-shot THE SANDMAN: A GALLERY OF DREAMS, and the complete script and pencils by Gaiman and Kelley Jones for Chapter Two of 'Season of Mists' from THE SANDMAN #23.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #2-REP
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 2-REP

    Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #21-39.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Shawn McManus, Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Bryan Talbot, John Watkiss, Matt Wagner, Stan Woch, Colleen Doran, Duncan Eagleson, John Bolton, Malcolm Jones III, George Pratt, Dick Giordano, P. Craig Russell, and Vince Locke. Cover by Dave McKean.

    DC Comics is proud to present the second volume of the comics classic THE SANDMAN in Absolute format! The second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes features remastered coloring on all 19 issues (#21-39) as well as brand-new inks on THE SANDMAN #34 by the issue's original penciller, Colleen Doran, and a host of bonus material, including two never-before-reprinted stories by Gaiman (one prose and one illustrated), a complete reproduction of the never-before-reprinted one-shot THE SANDMAN: A GALLERY OF DREAMS, and the complete script and pencils by Gaiman and Kelley Jones for Chapter Two of 'Season of Mists' from THE SANDMAN #23.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #40-56 and stories from Vertigo: Winter's Edge (1998) #3 and Endless Gallery (1995).

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Jill Thompson, Vince Locke, P. Craig Russell, Bryan Talbot, Mark Buckingham, Alec Stevens, John Watkiss, Michael Zulli, Dick Giordano, Michael Allred, Shea Anton Pensa, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Gary Amaro, and Tony Harris. Cover by Dave McKean.

    The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including "Brief Lives," in which the Sandman's sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story "Ramadan," a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book). Never-before-collected bonus features include pin-up pages from galleries in THE SANDMAN #50 and SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, the Desire story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #3, THE ENDLESS GALLERY #1, script and thumbnails from THE SANDMAN #50, and a section on the Endless retail products (poster, statues, t-shirts, Little Endless and more)! Plus, an introduction by artist Jill Thompson.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 3-REP

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #40-56 and stories from Vertigo: Winter's Edge (1998) #3 and Endless Gallery (1995).

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Jill Thompson, Vince Locke, P. Craig Russell, Bryan Talbot, Mark Buckingham, Alec Stevens, John Watkiss, Michael Zulli, Dick Giordano, Michael Allred, Shea Anton Pensa, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Gary Amaro, and Tony Harris. Cover by Dave McKean.

    The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including "Brief Lives," in which the Sandman's sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story "Ramadan," a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book). Never-before-collected bonus features include pin-up pages from galleries in THE SANDMAN #50 and SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, the Desire story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #3, THE ENDLESS GALLERY #1, script and thumbnails from THE SANDMAN #50, and a section on the Endless retail products (poster, statues, t-shirts, Little Endless and more)! Plus, an introduction by artist Jill Thompson.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #57-75 and a story from Vertigo Jam (1993) #1.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Marc Hempel, D'Israeli, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, Teddy Kristiansen, Richard Case, Michael Zulli, Jon J Muth and Kevin Nowlan. Cover by Dave McKean.

    This final volume includes a ton of behind-the-scenes extras. Don't miss the end of what Playboy called "a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 608 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #4-REP
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 4-REP

    Volume 4 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Sandman (1989-1996 2nd Series) #57-75 and a story from Vertigo Jam (1993) #1.

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Marc Hempel, D'Israeli, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, Teddy Kristiansen, Richard Case, Michael Zulli, Jon J Muth and Kevin Nowlan. Cover by Dave McKean.

    This final volume includes a ton of behind-the-scenes extras. Don't miss the end of what Playboy called "a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much.

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 608 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Absolute Sandman HC (2006-2011 DC/Vertigo) 5-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman: Endless Nights GN (2003), The Dream Hunters GN (2000), and Midnight Theatre (1995).

    Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by P. CRAIG RUSSELL, YOSHITAKA AMANO, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, FRANK QUITELY, and MILO MANARA. Cover by DAVE MCKEAN.

    The latest oversized deluxe slipcased SANDMAN hardcover collects the Eisner Award-winning THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS plus DREAM HUNTERS (both the prose novella and the comics adaptation) and the hard-to-find SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE, featuring Wesley Dodds!

    Hardcover (with Slipcase), 8 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., 512 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $99.99.