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Sandman, The: Dream Country - Book III (1991 original; edició 1999)

de Neil Gaiman (Autor), Kelley Jones (Il·lustrador), Charles Vess (Il·lustrador)

Sèrie: The Sandman (3 (Issues 17-20))

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The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream.… (més)
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Títol:Sandman, The: Dream Country - Book III
Autors:Neil Gaiman (Autor)
Altres autors:Kelley Jones (Il·lustrador), Charles Vess (Il·lustrador)
Informació:Vertigo (1999), Edition: 1st, 160 pages
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The Sandman Vol. 03: Dream Country de Neil Gaiman (1991)

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The Sandman: Volume 3 - Dream Country (written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Kelley Jones (17-18, Charles Vess (19), and Colleen Doran (20))
Dream Country is a bit tricky to review as it's less of an arc and more of a collection of one-shots - though all of the one-shots are great. There's no storyline to follow here, no characters to track. Instead, this volume is more akin to a short story collection, where each issue has to be looked at as a complete story - and it's a lot of fun. Dream Country is the volume where it becomes apparent just how varied The Sandman can be.

First up is "Caliope," one of those stories with a great idea that's a bit difficult to read. The idea of a writer capturing a muse is a great one, but having to see the awful things done to Caliope doesn't make for a very fun read. Still, it falls into that common Sandman trope of Morpheus coming by to give a bad person their just desserts and that remains as satisfying as ever. Plus, Kelley Jones' artwork is gorgeous. "Caliope" is one of those stories that probably worked when it was first published but hasn't aged so well.

Second is "A Dream of a Thousand Cats," the first of many Sandman issues that could be considered classic. Here, a cat tells the tale of when she met the cat Dream and all that she learned from him. It's a delightful little tale with some more gorgeous artwork from Kelley Jones. It's interesting reading this directly after the previous issue and seeing how this series can so deftly go from a dark story about a writer capturing Caliope to a story about cats wanting to dream a world where they are the dominant species. It's a testament to the malleability of the world Gaiman has created that these issues can work back-to-back like this at all.

Up third is "A Midsummer Night's Dream," my personal favorite issue of the volume. Here, William Shakespeare and his troupe of actors perform A Midsummer Night's Dream for a rather unusual audience - the fae that inspired the very play. In a collection of one-shots that are all about the power of stories, this particular story might be the one that best touches on that theme. Plus, it's paired with the gorgeous artwork of Charles Vess, who creates paintings on each page that perfect capture the majesty of the fae. If you only read a single issue of The Sandman, I'd argue this is the one to read.

Lastly, there's "Façade," the odd story out. Dream doesn't appear in this one at all, rather it's his sister, Death, who visits the story's main character, Urania, in a moment of darkness. It's an interesting premise - Urania is basically a superhero who hates the loss of her normal life. She desperately wants to return to a life of normalcy, but she is unable to. It's this desire for death that we track throughout the comic. The highlight, of course, is the conversation between Urania and Death. It's a weird story, though, accompanied by some suitably surreal art from Colleen Doran, but it's an enjoyable one nonetheless.

All in all, Dream Country is a weird installment in The Sandman series, but it's also one of my favorites. It's nice, after an arc as heavy as The Doll's House, to take a moment and explore some of the other corners of Gaiman's world. Each of the stories are super interesting and well worth a read on their own. The artwork for each issue fits perfectly with the story being told and it all coalesces into what might be my favorite of the first three volumes of The Sandman. ( )
  thoroughlyme | Apr 23, 2021 |
This set of four short stories does not significantly progress the storyline of the Sandman, but does provide some insight into his varying interactions with other people's stories. The "Thousand Cats" story was my favourite -- if one can be said to have a "favourite" Neil Gaiman story. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
A terrific, vivid set of vignettes about The Sandman. I'm excited to see what comes next! ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
Best group of short stories yet. Calliope and the Shakespeare one is good, and the stories about cats and the lady with a mask are great. ( )
  peterbmacd | Nov 23, 2020 |
I love this series ( )
  sonofabe | Sep 22, 2020 |
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Gaiman, Neilautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Doran, ColleenIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Jones III, MalcolmIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Jones, KelleyIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Vess, CharlesIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Erickson, SteveIntroduccióautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Klein, ToddLettererautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
McKean, DaveAutor de la cobertaautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Vozzo, DannyColoristautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream.

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