The Dreaming Vol. 1 (Paperback)

Pathways and Emanations (The Sandman Universe)

By Si Spurrier, Neil Gaiman

Vertigo, 9781401291174, 200pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Beyond the wall of sleep, past the Gates of Horn and Ivory, lies the rich and fertile land where stories are born. It is called the Dreaming--and its own tale is about to take a dark and dangerous turn.

Daniel, the Lord of Dreams, has abandoned his kingdom, leaving its borders broken and bloody. Lucien, his faithful warden, can feel his own mind slipping away as the Dream King's realm decays around him. And the other residents of the Dreaming, from the monstrous and mercenary Dora to the gruff, unflappable Merv Pumpkinhead, are fighting among themselves to preserve what they can.

But the true nightmare is yet to come. From out of the black chest of retired nightmares emerges a forgotten menace--an evil that has festered in solitary confinement for more than a century. With a hempen noose and an iron fist, Judge Gallows will bring his own brand of order to the Dreaming, remaking it in his own grim and gory image.

Unless Dream's legendary siblings, the Endless, step in to intervene...

From the imagination of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, the pen of writer Simon Spurrier (Suicide Squad) and the hands of artist Bilquis Evely (Wonder Woman) comes The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations, the first collection from Vertigo's all-new Sandman Universe family of titles--a fittingly fantastical return to the world of magic and mystery that changed the face of comics forever! Collects The Dreaming #1-6 and The Sandman Universe #1.


About the Author

Si Spurrier is a seasoned comics and prose writer at both mainstream and independent publishers, in the US and UK (2000 AD). He has written for the Big Two (Suicide Squad, X-Men) and has several creator owned fantasy and sci-fi books at Image (Cry Havoc, Angelic). He made his DC Vertigo debut in January 2018 with Motherlands. His prose works range from the beatnik neurosis-noir of Contract to the occult whodunnit A Serpent Uncoiled via various franchise and genre-transgressing titles.

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in comics, and also writes books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Gaiman's work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, A British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award and two Mythopoeic Awards.


Praise For The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations (The Sandman Universe)

The Dreaming is a gorgeous, well-written opening to a series that will surely pique the interest of long-time Sandman fans.” —CBR
 
“Wildly imaginative.” —Comicosity 

The Dreaming was one of our very favorite comics of 2018.” —Paste Magazine

“The Sandman saga is in good hands.” —IGN