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The story is plotted by Gaiman and written by Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely with cover art by Jae Lee. Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books e The story is plotted by Gaiman and written by Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely with cover art by Jae Lee. Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books ever dreamed is discovered by a group of children in the waking world. Simultaneously, a new House appears—the House of Whispers—joining the Houses of Secret and Mystery in the Dreaming. Its proprietor is a fortune teller called Erzulie, whom the inhabitants of the Dreaming suspect may be responsible for all the strange goings on. Elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be in a Hell of his own design. And in London, a young boy named Timothy Hunter sleeps, in his dreams he becomes the world's most powerful magician, but in his nightmares, he becomes the world’s worst villain, which future will become reality? From the mind of Neil Gaiman, a new world filled with dreams and nightmares, all of his wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.


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The story is plotted by Gaiman and written by Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely with cover art by Jae Lee. Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books e The story is plotted by Gaiman and written by Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely with cover art by Jae Lee. Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books ever dreamed is discovered by a group of children in the waking world. Simultaneously, a new House appears—the House of Whispers—joining the Houses of Secret and Mystery in the Dreaming. Its proprietor is a fortune teller called Erzulie, whom the inhabitants of the Dreaming suspect may be responsible for all the strange goings on. Elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be in a Hell of his own design. And in London, a young boy named Timothy Hunter sleeps, in his dreams he becomes the world's most powerful magician, but in his nightmares, he becomes the world’s worst villain, which future will become reality? From the mind of Neil Gaiman, a new world filled with dreams and nightmares, all of his wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

30 review for The Sandman Universe #1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Like DC Universe Rebirth #1 a couple years ago, The Sandman Universe #1 is a one-shot sizzle reel showcasing the upcoming line’s titles. And, like DC Universe Rebirth #1, The Sandman Universe #1 buh-looooooows! There are four new Sandman spin-off comics on the way for any emo goffs still moping around to get their jizz in a tizz: The Dreaming and House of Whispers in September, Lucifer and The Books of Magic in October. This issue gives us a peek into what to expect from those titles: there’s a r Like DC Universe Rebirth #1 a couple years ago, The Sandman Universe #1 is a one-shot sizzle reel showcasing the upcoming line’s titles. And, like DC Universe Rebirth #1, The Sandman Universe #1 buh-looooooows! There are four new Sandman spin-off comics on the way for any emo goffs still moping around to get their jizz in a tizz: The Dreaming and House of Whispers in September, Lucifer and The Books of Magic in October. This issue gives us a peek into what to expect from those titles: there’s a rift in The Dreaming and Morpheus is missing; Tim Hunter’s teacher is a witch; voodoo shenanigans abound in New Orleans (can you get more cliched?!); Lucifer’s standing around somewhere looking at something. Uh… no. Not a single one of these storylines looks remotely interesting. Ponderous, self-important writing, unimpressive art, boring, boring stories - this comic has ensured that I won’t be reading any of this Sandman Universe crap. All this issue reminded me of was how bad all the previous Sandman spin-offs were. And, years later, nothing’s changed! I suppose it’s apt that if you’re looking for a sleep aid, this is the comic for you - The Blandman Universe #1 is one helluva snoozeworthy read!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alejandro

    The Sandman Universe gets bigger! This is a special one-shot introducing the storyline to be developed in the incoming DC Vertigo comic books: “The Dreaming”, “Books of Magic”, “House of Whispers” and “Lucifer”, forming the new “The Sandman Universe”. Creative Team: Creator: Neil Gaiman Writers: Simon Spurrier, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson & Dan Watters Illustrators: Bilquis Evely, Tom Fowler, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Max and Sebastian Fiumara WELCOME TO A NEW UNIVERSE The next era of The Sandman The Sandman Universe gets bigger! This is a special one-shot introducing the storyline to be developed in the incoming DC Vertigo comic books: “The Dreaming”, “Books of Magic”, “House of Whispers” and “Lucifer”, forming the new “The Sandman Universe”. Creative Team: Creator: Neil Gaiman Writers: Simon Spurrier, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson & Dan Watters Illustrators: Bilquis Evely, Tom Fowler, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Max and Sebastian Fiumara WELCOME TO A NEW UNIVERSE The next era of The Sandman begins here! Daniel, the second and current Sandman is away from the Dreaming… …and during his absence the Dreaming real mis beginning to suffer a major rupturing. Lucien, while noticing a missing book in his library, he’s alerted about the event in the Dreaming and he sends Matthew, the raven, to find their Lord of Dreams… …on his journey, still in the Dreaming and looking for a quick exit, Matthew crosses path with Dora, whom seems to be a lot too powerful now… …once in the real world, Matthew watches how Tim Hunter will face a new menace, but the young magician is still oblivious about it… …also, Matthew passes by through New Orleans, and notices how a family will be the target of insidious voodoo magic… …and even meets a fallen fellow raven, whom tell him about a big development concerning Lucifer himself, and how he won’t be same anymore… …but nothing compares to the shocking news about Daniel.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Artemy

    For Sandman's 30th anniversary DC decided to celebrate with a blatant editorial cash grab, once again launching (or re-launching) a whole universe based on Neil Gaiman's famous comic book. This one-shot is meant to be a preview of the four new series that are about to start this fall, and none of them leave a particularly good impression. This is Sandman passed through a calculating corporate lens, stripping Gaiman's unique and distinctive work for its most marketable aspects. Every segment feat For Sandman's 30th anniversary DC decided to celebrate with a blatant editorial cash grab, once again launching (or re-launching) a whole universe based on Neil Gaiman's famous comic book. This one-shot is meant to be a preview of the four new series that are about to start this fall, and none of them leave a particularly good impression. This is Sandman passed through a calculating corporate lens, stripping Gaiman's unique and distinctive work for its most marketable aspects. Every segment features some great artwork, but the writing for the most part is just plain bad. The worst of the bunch without a doubt has to be the new incarnation of Lucifer — a character who only ever worked in Gaiman's own hands despite having had close to a hundred issues of other spin-offs and a TV show to boot, but this new version may be the worst one yet. Overwritten, dry and dull, Lucifer by Dan Watters is a series I definitely won't be picking up. House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson had the potential to be something fresh and interesting since it's not really based on any pre-existing elements from Sandman other than the global concepts, but it also didn't leave a particularly memorable impression — the writing is once again too wordy and dry (a common symptom among most prose authors turned comic book writers), and the story just isn't there. I might check an issue or two if it gets good reviews, but I seriously doubt that. Si Spurrier's The Dreaming just feels like a rehash/regurgitation of the main Sandman series. It's clearly meant as the flagship series in the entire line, but the first impression this issue leaves is kinda blah, and Spurrier's writing is all over the place. Bilquis Evely is absolutely killing it on art though, and that may be the main reason for me to check out this series in trade. That leaves the rebooted Books of Magic by Kat Howard, based on Neil Gaiman's pre-Harry Potter comic book about a young boy in glasses who attends the magic school. It was probably the most readable short story in the entire collection (surprising, coming from yet another prose author), but the story itself also wasn't that interesting, so I'll be checking out the reviews before thinking about reading this one, too. Overall, that was an extremely disappointing package and didn't get me at all excited about the new Sandman Universe DC is attempting to sell here. I know that Sandman is vast, which makes people think that it's open to so many side stories, but people also forget that there were dozens of Sandman spin-offs over the years already, and almost none of them were any good except for the ones written by Gaiman himself (someone would argue that Mike Carey's Lucifer was also good, to which I would reply "pfft"). Like I said, Gaiman has a unique vision and understanding of the world and mythology he created, and I think stripping it for parts just cheapens the experience. I really wish that this universe resulted in some good comics, but this one-shot tells me that it probably won't.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jedi JC Daquis

    While being tonally consistent with the original Sandman series with illustrations that really gave me genuine 90s nostalgia, The Sandman Universe #1's main problem is its main plot: Dream is missing. It's been a joy to see those beloved characters like Marv, Lucien, Matthew and the brothers Cain and Abel (not Lucifer though, it pained to see him in that state), the band and the overall story is missing its biggest piece: The Endless himself. The Sandman Universe is more of an introduction to sev While being tonally consistent with the original Sandman series with illustrations that really gave me genuine 90s nostalgia, The Sandman Universe #1's main problem is its main plot: Dream is missing. It's been a joy to see those beloved characters like Marv, Lucien, Matthew and the brothers Cain and Abel (not Lucifer though, it pained to see him in that state), the band and the overall story is missing its biggest piece: The Endless himself. The Sandman Universe is more of an introduction to several offshoot series under the Vertigo label. That really hurts the story (couldn't we just enjoy some literary material without focusing on or setting up what to expect?) much because you know, you just know that these pages where just there to show you something like "okay guys, here's a preview of something you should get excited about; now back to the main plot" feeling. I also get that DC Crisis vibe in the main story, a plot decal applied in the Sandman and dreaming universe. That sure is lame, but it's too early to pass judgment about it. I may be totally wrong with that Crisis thing, so let us just see. Overall, The Sandman Universe #1 worries more about setting up the world than just telling a story. I'd still buy it because I am a mere fan-peasant of Sandman but I won't get my hopes high with this.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Wing Kee

    A beautiful expansion of the world. This is a single issue so I won’t break down my review into sections like I normally do but share my general thoughts without spoilers. I loved the Sandman series for it’s tone and it’s pacing and this single issue feels like that, there are some parts that feel more but overall it’s pretty great to recapture that feeling. The first section is wonderful and is exactly more of the stuff I want, Daniel and Dora and the characters in the dreaming will be a wonderf A beautiful expansion of the world. This is a single issue so I won’t break down my review into sections like I normally do but share my general thoughts without spoilers. I loved the Sandman series for it’s tone and it’s pacing and this single issue feels like that, there are some parts that feel more but overall it’s pretty great to recapture that feeling. The first section is wonderful and is exactly more of the stuff I want, Daniel and Dora and the characters in the dreaming will be a wonderful thing to explore again (fingers crossed for Death and the others). The Tim Hunter story is fantastic (he came before Harry Potter!!!), I loved the books of magic and I just want to actually get to see him develop and become what he is suppose to be for the DC magical world. The House of Whispers looks really interesting, much like Bask in the original books, I love more representation and visiting differnt cultures and mythology and their link to the dreaming and I hope that this is what we get with the new series. Then lastly is Luficer which I honestly don’t really care for but then again I also did not care for in the original run either so let’s see where it goes. Overall the single issue did it’s job of getting readers excited about the Sandman universe, it was a bit choppy in transition between section but that’s what Marvel and DC has been doing with specials to introduce series so it’s truly par for the course. I’m excited! Onward to the next book!

  6. 5 out of 5

    John

    A confusing rant written much too late at night. Sometime ago, perhaps around the time of the New 52, or when it became evident to corporate and editorial that the reboot was a creative and commercial failure--a shift occurred. A crack formed in the DC Universe. It at first perhaps like the serpent's curse of Superman's symbol. Just a small little chip in the foundation. There was a lot of money being made in movies, tv and merchandising. Across the pond on the otherside of the Omniverse, The Ho A confusing rant written much too late at night. Sometime ago, perhaps around the time of the New 52, or when it became evident to corporate and editorial that the reboot was a creative and commercial failure--a shift occurred. A crack formed in the DC Universe. It at first perhaps like the serpent's curse of Superman's symbol. Just a small little chip in the foundation. There was a lot of money being made in movies, tv and merchandising. Across the pond on the otherside of the Omniverse, The House of Ideas was thriving. We were supposed to live in a Prismatic Age! The nerds had finally won, so why was DC struggling? The EDITORS and SUITS started to look jealously into the past and at these other mediums. Trans-media and corporate synergy became a buzzword as they peered across the polyverse and started to receive pressure to catch up. This crack was probed and picked at. Geoff Johns and Azzarrello chipped blocks from Alan's House such as Sinestro Corp War, Blackest Night and Future's End. Characters such as Swamp Thing, John Constantine and and Lucifer--once literary creations, where secreted and siphoned off as denizens of the New 52 to take part in the next crossover event. As pressure grew, it was small knocks infractions--offering original creators a chance to revisit their treasured creations. Neil Gaiman wrote Sandman: Overture, Brian Azzarrello did his 100 Bullet sequel, Brother Lono. But many resisted this beacon and sirens calls. Alan Moore flat up refused to entertain the idea of revisiting anything. Grant Morrison scoffed at doing more Invisibles. And then things started to get less organic. More edicts started coming down. Instead of creating new worlds--DC hired it's best talents to killed and sodomize the body of their greatest, the Watchmen, with prequel series that no one needed or wanted. Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, JMS and other bravely stepped forward to mine the depths and steal glory. There was resistance at first, the universe (and fanbase) shruddered at this. As time went on, the DC Universe was coaxed a bit. Morrison exposed a whole multiverse out there brimming with potential. And Frank Miller was disinterred and saddled with Brian Azzarrello to write Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Marvel was not immune--its greatest writers such as Bendis, Hickman and Aaron swallowed their own--destroying universes such as the Ultimate, Squadron Supreme and New Universe to mine and consolidate their latent IP into the grand corporate narrative. Then the walls came tumbling down--it was a full crisis and all sorts of ideas, concepts and sacred cows came bleeding through. Scott Snyder was given much more of a lease than Grant Morrison ever was and he ran with it. Gerard Way was invited to bring back the weird and quirky with Doom Patrol and Kirby Dots with Yong Animal. Warren Ellis was plyed with Whiskey to reinvent the the Wild Storm universe (albiet lacking the sensationalist that made it so great). Metal made all things permissible. Daniel (of the Endless) was revealed to be part of the regular DC Universe and what dreams did he see.. The New Age of Heroes was largely a failure that tried to emphasize artist over the writer. Instead, it was revealed the vastness of the Dark Multiverse was...overly familiar. The Terrifics found Tom Strong. Sideways found himself on the Seven Soldiers. Steve Orlando Unexpectedly resurrected Promethea, Aztek, and everyone from Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis' tenure. Who knew the Dark Universe was run on hypertime and nostalgia? The DC Universe is swirling around with creative energy, but energy often siphoned of dead or underpaid giants. There are exciting things coming up to be sure--so that leaves us with the two most interesting initiatives-- the DC Black Label and as oft mentioned, returned Vertigo Universe. Vertigo was a pinnacle of comics (in addition to the Wildstorm Universe and Nu Marvel, imo). But it was heavily rooted in the 80s and 90s. It looks very silly now. While part of the relaunched like is very progressively bent (which I like)--I feel the weight and emphasis on the Sandman Universe is misplaced, and the center will not hold for long. Gaiman is only marginally involved and his effort feels like ideas written onto the back of napkins and light tacit consent. It will soon slip back into the void, and bubble up again in some other universe. It just doesn't feel like any of this matters. There's whispers of the Milestone Universe (M2) coming back, but it's been quite for a while. My only hope is that the Black Label creates some genuine evergreen stories that feature important character studies and some fine art.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Al Young

    I regretted the book the moment I arrived home. Damn you DC! Why the buyer's remorse? Well, I saw something with Gaiman's name on it, and my Pavlovian instinct to pick it up kicked in. But, this is Gaiman "at the helm" on a book which is a jumping on point for some new Vertigo books. Hell, I even fell for that. I usually complain about the way Vertigo is ran, but this actually sounded like a cool relaunch. This was an intro for four Gaiman-themed relaunches- books that have potential for continued I regretted the book the moment I arrived home. Damn you DC! Why the buyer's remorse? Well, I saw something with Gaiman's name on it, and my Pavlovian instinct to pick it up kicked in. But, this is Gaiman "at the helm" on a book which is a jumping on point for some new Vertigo books. Hell, I even fell for that. I usually complain about the way Vertigo is ran, but this actually sounded like a cool relaunch. This was an intro for four Gaiman-themed relaunches- books that have potential for continued storylines like The Books of Magic, the Dreaming, and Lucifer. But you can't count on DC and in their true recent post-Karen Berger style, they threw a bunch of nobodies on these titles and threw them into the lake to sink or hope that the Sandman logo will sell them. Hey, I could be wrong, but I barely recognize this bunch. The only one I have heard of is Si Spurrier and he has, to date, not impressed me. I don't know the other names, and although recent years the comics industry has seen respected novelists make the jump; I don't seem to be pulling up anything with these guys. So, again, DC is your local club that only lets cover bands play. Yes, if they let original bands play, they might be successful but they might bomb- better to go for expected lower but consistent returns. Vertigo is an important part of Comics History because Dc took a chance on innovative titles like Invisibles, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, 100 Bullets, Fables and Scalped. If these comics were launched in 2018, DC wouldn't even touch them. So it's Sandman Infintum, The Watchmen: The Medicare Years and Dark Knight Returns Once Again: DK222 (Though I am told if you didn't read DK221, you might be lost), because DC is only interested in letting play cover bands play at the club on the weekend. The comic? Forgettable. Having an overarching story would be a great idea if there was some payoff, but there does not seem to be. The art is mostly great (a couple of Mignolaverse artists got poached for the project I am told), but the story reads like a writing exercise. This might not be the writers fault (I mean it might well be) that they cannot connect to the reader, since this is not a standard anthology and they seemingly get even less pages than the few they would get in an anthology setting. Why isn't this an anthology? I don't know, though it probably helps sell more if it is dressed up like a Gaiman book. Also, I will say it has a lot pages. I am impressed they can stretch so much of a nothing into something that takes 10 minutes to read. That's surely some kind of sorcery. This shouldn't have been $5, it should have been a giveaway to get people to buy the new series. It's an ad. They *maybe* could have sold it for a buck. Hopefully, my local comic shop owner (a friend for the best part of two decades, and a respected small business owner for the last 7 years) made a few cents off my purchase, because otherwise, I am at a loss for positives.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mavence [semi hiatus]

    "There is a place, where--for as long as a sleeper can sleep--stories are spun" WOW. JUST WOW. I've plunged into this without any background of The Sand Man, Lucifer, Tim's story, and the Whispers. But, dang. For a short issue, this one had flung me into a surreal world I'm definitely going to fall in love. The illustrations were beautifully drawn and the details! THE DETAILS GUYS It's so freaktastic and I can't wait for the next issue this September!!!! Definitely an unexpected fave for this "There is a place, where--for as long as a sleeper can sleep--stories are spun" WOW. JUST WOW. I've plunged into this without any background of The Sand Man, Lucifer, Tim's story, and the Whispers. But, dang. For a short issue, this one had flung me into a surreal world I'm definitely going to fall in love. The illustrations were beautifully drawn and the details! THE DETAILS GUYS It's so freaktastic and I can't wait for the next issue this September!!!! Definitely an unexpected fave for this year.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Many readers will be drawn here "with whispers that shone like silver foil and still-cooling eyeballs". It is indeed a welcome return to the librarian, the crows, and the godlike characters that never do what they are supposed to do (or, in other words, a "buncha myths and goddamn metaphors"). Read this - but don't read the blurb on goodreads. That's currently a precis of all five comic titles that will combine to create, er, something. I've always admired rather than loved the Sandman world, kn Many readers will be drawn here "with whispers that shone like silver foil and still-cooling eyeballs". It is indeed a welcome return to the librarian, the crows, and the godlike characters that never do what they are supposed to do (or, in other words, a "buncha myths and goddamn metaphors"). Read this - but don't read the blurb on goodreads. That's currently a precis of all five comic titles that will combine to create, er, something. I've always admired rather than loved the Sandman world, knowing it could be a little friendlier to the passing reader - which is not the same as easier. On this slim evidence nothing seems to have changed. So while some returning readers will cry into their soup over the new choice of cover artist, many will feel more than happy to be back.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Monsour

    I'm giving this a 4 because reasons.. I have fix feelings on the ending. Actually I have mix feeling everything they introduce in this. They didn't promise a Sandman Universe issue 2. They just introduce multiple series that some I care and some I dont. Is this an: Expansion. World building. Introducing us to the wider universe of DC after the Dark Knights Metal. Fleshing Out. A final farewell?! Cash grabs??? Not sure. Im gonna edit this thing after I figure it out.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    First of all, I didn't give the 3 stars lightly. The art is stunning and refreshing after reading the previous series with the style of the 80s-90s. It's just that the plot seems to become more complicated, meaning that maybe we will not have many appearances of Dream-Daniel. Of course I'll come back to these comics. It's Neil Gaiman and his writing has never disappointed me. I think though that I'll head back and read Lucifer's comics. His story is intriguing.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brandon St Mark

    An interesting opening issue, however some parts weren't that interesting. I plan on trying all of the titles that'll come out of this, but The Dreaming and Lucifer are the two that seem the most interesting to me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christoph

    Verdammt guter Start, die Neugierde auf die Folgeserien ist gelegt.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Goosebumps! So happy to be back in The Dreaming. Artwork is amazing!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Despite the mostly positive reviews this seems to get, there’s a few detractors. Some say it’s a cash grab, as if all products for purchase aren’t for cash. I’m not sure how they determine that other than they walked into this cynical. The other criticism seems to be that this one-shot didn’t change their life and just acts as an introduction to the four series to be under this banner. All I have to say to that is, “duh.” Criticizing a thing for what it’s attempting to be is like complaining abou Despite the mostly positive reviews this seems to get, there’s a few detractors. Some say it’s a cash grab, as if all products for purchase aren’t for cash. I’m not sure how they determine that other than they walked into this cynical. The other criticism seems to be that this one-shot didn’t change their life and just acts as an introduction to the four series to be under this banner. All I have to say to that is, “duh.” Criticizing a thing for what it’s attempting to be is like complaining about a musical because they kept singing. So, no, this one shot doesn’t rip off the face of god and subject him to questioning thus revealing the secrets to life and the universe. What it does aim to do, be a showcase for the upcoming titles under this banner, it’s does well. So I grade it on that basis. Daniel (the post-Sandman-reborn-king-of-dreams) is gone somewhere in the waking universe, and doesn’t wish to be found. A rift of some kind is breaking the Dreaming. Mathew the Raven is sent to try and find Daniel. Along the way he stumbles across three other stories (the other three titles forthcoming). The goal is to introduce some stakes and hints at what the four titles will be about. The Dreaming seems like it’ll be an over arching story of some kind, and the other series all feel really weird and unique from each other (which I see as a good thing). The fun of this “universe” is that it’s such a different tone and feel than the rest of the DC universe. So overall this one shot does what it’s intended to do. I haven’t seen any signs that this is a soulless cash grab yet, and I’m willing to give Gaiman and company some good faith until they write stories to the contrary.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Arjun Iyer

    Blurb: In the beginning, there was the Word, and the Word was with Dream, and the Word was Dream. Pardon the biblical nature of the blurb, but I could not help myself. Neil Gaiman's Sandman has always been to me like the first religious sermon one receives as a child; beyond comprehension, but possessing a certain gravitas. Over the years the exploits of Morpheus and his curious creations from the Dreaming have given me endless hours of discovery and fright and I'm happy to say that this new ex Blurb: In the beginning, there was the Word, and the Word was with Dream, and the Word was Dream. Pardon the biblical nature of the blurb, but I could not help myself. Neil Gaiman's Sandman has always been to me like the first religious sermon one receives as a child; beyond comprehension, but possessing a certain gravitas. Over the years the exploits of Morpheus and his curious creations from the Dreaming have given me endless hours of discovery and fright and I'm happy to say that this new expansion to the universe promises nothing less. Taking a cue from the original run, this issue begins at the end and as such the reader is forced to play a delightful game of catch-up as new characters, situations and conundrums are hurled our way in rapid succession. Each puzzle and it's respective pieces are exactly the kind of curiosities one expects to find in stories/story that find their point of origin from the Lord of Dreams. The artwork for each character (who would subsequently hero their respective series) is unique and yet in total accordance with what one has come to expect of a story in Morpheus' realm. The first issue provides just enough introduction to whet the appetite and leaves the reader with an overwhelming sense of confusion, intrigue and curiosity. I look forward to reading all 4 series that shall expand this new universe and hopefully shed some light as to how and why this new universe came to be. And just as I have done in the past, I shall receive this new religious experience with same level of curiosity and gravity as I did when I first picked up Sandman #1.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Heider Carlos

    This is a showcase for the upcoming comic books based on Neil Gaiman's Sandman. So we don't have anything near an ending here. We got a lot of character or situations being introduced. And four new comic books where they'll unfold in the next months. We knew that Sandman wouldn't be left alone for long. Too much money involved. And we already had quite a few comic books based on it, four of wich are coming back: Books of Magic is one of my favorite Vertigo titles, and Lucifer one of my favorite V This is a showcase for the upcoming comic books based on Neil Gaiman's Sandman. So we don't have anything near an ending here. We got a lot of character or situations being introduced. And four new comic books where they'll unfold in the next months. We knew that Sandman wouldn't be left alone for long. Too much money involved. And we already had quite a few comic books based on it, four of wich are coming back: Books of Magic is one of my favorite Vertigo titles, and Lucifer one of my favorite Vertigo characters. I was never a big fan of The Dreaming myself, and we got a new House: the House of Whispers. I'm not sure I can withstand Tim Hunter being introduced to the mysteries of magic again. I've seen it three times already. The Dreaming was never my thing. The House of Whispers might have an interesting story, but so far it did not catch my attention (but I liked the scenario). The best thing seems to be Lucifer. More Bowie and self-centered, less Supernatural. The art is amazing, the tone pitch-perfect. Sandman Universe feels cheaper than I thought it would feel. More like a comic book universe and less like our universe. Too many rules and formulas and expectations? I'm not sure DC can beat Image in new stories. They just don't give the same freedom. Sandman was big because Gaiman could make (almost) anything of it. And Sandman Universe reminded me of Sandman more than excited me with new possibilities.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Lucas

    This was beautiful. Can't wait to read more of this world. Already have The Dreaming to read!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    Hm hm hm... hard to say anything about this right now... it is simply too short for making any justified judgment. “Just tell great stories”, Neil Gaiman said to four writers of upcoming 4 series from Sandman universe (The Dreaming, Books of Magic, House of Whispers and Lucifer). And I hope they will. Although it is really hard to have humble expectations, I am looking forward to reading more.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Book Nerd Shenanigans

    Solid way to start the Sandman Universe and tie all the different comic series together. I’m excited to see where these go even though I’m usually skeptical about reboots. Neil Gaiman chose all the writers and artists so I’m cool with all of this.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    Growing up as a child of the 80s, there used to be these Saturday morning cartoon preview shows on prime time television. With a mish-mash plot and guest stars from random other shows, they'd promote all the shows they wanted kids to watch in the next season. (The one I particularly remember was called "Back to Next Saturday", which is possibly the highest concentration of 80's to have ever existed.) Sandman Universe #1 is the comic book equivalent of that -- a random threat-plot to the Sandman Growing up as a child of the 80s, there used to be these Saturday morning cartoon preview shows on prime time television. With a mish-mash plot and guest stars from random other shows, they'd promote all the shows they wanted kids to watch in the next season. (The one I particularly remember was called "Back to Next Saturday", which is possibly the highest concentration of 80's to have ever existed.) Sandman Universe #1 is the comic book equivalent of that -- a random threat-plot to the Sandman setting that triggers a meandering wander through re-hashed re-launches of old Vertigo titles. There's a few mildly interesting ideas and characters here, but not enough to make me want to care, and the art is painful in places, particularly those which try to hearken back to much more talented artists on the original run of Sandman. No. Just no.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sean Newgent

    Other reviewers have pointed out how boring and slow this comic is, which I find bizarre given how boring and slow the original Sandman series could be. Though it lacks much of the charm of the original books, Sandman Universe provides an introduction to the four new Sandman comics being released as part of DC's revitalized Vertigo line. It's the story of a raven flying through the four different areas of interest, introducing the characters who will play important roles in the stories, and then Other reviewers have pointed out how boring and slow this comic is, which I find bizarre given how boring and slow the original Sandman series could be. Though it lacks much of the charm of the original books, Sandman Universe provides an introduction to the four new Sandman comics being released as part of DC's revitalized Vertigo line. It's the story of a raven flying through the four different areas of interest, introducing the characters who will play important roles in the stories, and then wraps up with the inevitable cliffhanger. It's nothing new or fantastic by any means and is merely an oversized preview book. Part One: The Dreaming- I enjoyed this as the art was very busy and dreamy, the characters felt like they belonged in something Gaiman-esque, and it was thick with good bits of dialogue. Part Two: Books of Magic- While other portions of the book got a decent number of pages and enough dialogue in to introduce their world; Books of Magic was an ugly, empty, and quick portion that didn't make much of an impression. Part Three: House of Whispers- The portions with voodoo gods was neat. The amount of emphasis placed on the lesbian/gay characterization was off-putting and something comics are increasingly shoving down readers throats. The art was fine and there's a lot of potential. Part Four: Lucifer- Good art and a nonsensical bit of banter between ravens and Lucifer made for interesting though forgettable pages. I don't think Sandman Universe is a bad start, it got me interested in a few of the books at least. But it wasn't nearly weird or original enough for me to be excited for the future of the series. DC has lately had a real problem with their new books; namely that none of them are particularly good. And while this is miles above a Bendis helmed project, it's still a pale imitation of what it's trying to emulate.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elliot

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 4/5 stars The Sandman story takes on a whole new life as a continuation of the beloved series that introduces 4 new stories set in the Sandman universe. The stiry ends on a cliffhanger, revealing a plot twist in which Daniel, Morpheus's white-clad successor, seems to have quit his job as an Endless. The only thing I don't like about this plot twist is that there's no build up as to why Daniel decided to make this decision. In the original Sandman series, it's revealed that one of the other members 4/5 stars The Sandman story takes on a whole new life as a continuation of the beloved series that introduces 4 new stories set in the Sandman universe. The stiry ends on a cliffhanger, revealing a plot twist in which Daniel, Morpheus's white-clad successor, seems to have quit his job as an Endless. The only thing I don't like about this plot twist is that there's no build up as to why Daniel decided to make this decision. In the original Sandman series, it's revealed that one of the other members of the Endless, Destruction, also quit his job. His explanation makes sense: he hates his job, he hates causing destruction, and he knows that destruction will happen whether or not he's around to control it. But in this story, there's no background that gave us a reason for Dream to react the way he did. Except, I guess, that he's a child? But I liked the build up to every story. I liked all of the series connected to this one shot in their original forms: Lucifer, The Dreaming, Books of Magic. And there is an additional new series being started also: House of Whispers, an addition to House of Mysteries and House of Secrets. Sure, each intro ended with a cliffhanger, but I'm okay with it. I thought the characterization of the characters in the stories were very like their original - Lucien and Matthew the Raven are my favorite - and it was well written and intriguing. I'm excited to see what comes next.

  24. 4 out of 5

    William Jackson

    Only the second Sandman tale I've ever read, and it left me with the same sense I had towards it from way back in the 90's. Very, very good characters: Daniel, Matthew the Raven, Mervyn, Lucien. A library in the Dreaming for books that will never be written is a stupendous idea. Watching Cain constantly slay Abel, though, is so repetitive and dull it got old fast. The Dreaming is a grand idea, but I suppose, on a personal note, I've had such vivid dreams throughout life (smell, touch, the whole Only the second Sandman tale I've ever read, and it left me with the same sense I had towards it from way back in the 90's. Very, very good characters: Daniel, Matthew the Raven, Mervyn, Lucien. A library in the Dreaming for books that will never be written is a stupendous idea. Watching Cain constantly slay Abel, though, is so repetitive and dull it got old fast. The Dreaming is a grand idea, but I suppose, on a personal note, I've had such vivid dreams throughout life (smell, touch, the whole nine) and they were so insane that the Dreaming, a shifting, changing place, seems a bit tame. But I like the concept. This book was written by four other writers and overseen by Neil Gaiman, who is a superb author in the form and a great spokesman for the Craft and humanity in general. I really loved BLACK ORCHID. I may try the Dreaming #1, one of four titles UNIVERSE sets up. At the least this gave my writer brain food for thought about 'indirect storytelling' idea I've knocked about for a decade that was going nowhere, proving that a book you like certain parts of can still very much inspire you.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cale

    I appreciate the way the stories are tied into each other, rather than just having short previews of the four series that are branching off of the Neil Gaiman classic series. There are some hints of interesting things to come - the Books of Magic teaser brought back fond memories of the previous series, while the introduction of Dora in the Dreaming offered a very intriguing new character. However, the Lucifer introduction was a hard bounce, which is disappointing considering how much I loved Mi I appreciate the way the stories are tied into each other, rather than just having short previews of the four series that are branching off of the Neil Gaiman classic series. There are some hints of interesting things to come - the Books of Magic teaser brought back fond memories of the previous series, while the introduction of Dora in the Dreaming offered a very intriguing new character. However, the Lucifer introduction was a hard bounce, which is disappointing considering how much I loved Mike Carey's series. The House of Whispers introduction offered some intriguing new characters as well. And the rest of the Dreaming wraparound story promises some intrigue. But all told, the quality of the entire piece didn't live up to the classic series, or even the Sandman Overture. It's enough to get me interested in checking out the individual series, but it doesn't have me chomping at the bit for them.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    I promise I'll like something again soon... But quite meh! It started in the dreaming very obviously not scripted by Neil Himself. It just felt awkward. It wasn't really a story just an introduction to the latest Dreaming inspired spin offs. Now Sandman has had spin offs before, Lucifer, Books of Magic and they were quite excellent, especially Lucifer. But for some reason this just screamed FRANCHISE rather than story. Lucifer, Dreaming and the Books of Magic stories just felt like stories that I promise I'll like something again soon... But quite meh! It started in the dreaming very obviously not scripted by Neil Himself. It just felt awkward. It wasn't really a story just an introduction to the latest Dreaming inspired spin offs. Now Sandman has had spin offs before, Lucifer, Books of Magic and they were quite excellent, especially Lucifer. But for some reason this just screamed FRANCHISE rather than story. Lucifer, Dreaming and the Books of Magic stories just felt like stories that had already been told and been told better. The only story that seemed new and interesting was the one about the lesbians and the Voodoo gods. But as the lesbian part was them just facing homophobia in the family, which seemed odd, I'm not sure. Probably the only one of the four I will try and issue of. Quite disappointing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia Bruggen

    This really is a three star book. It's basically a setup for a couple of new series of comic books, of which one earned this book an extra star. I will get to that one later. For the rest, it was a hit and miss. Didn't care much for Lucifer, house of whispers sounded really interesting and it was so nice to see some of my favourite inhabitants of The Dreaming. The one thing I didn't expect was how happy I was to see Tim Hunter again, and I gladly give Sandman Universe an extra star for it. Other This really is a three star book. It's basically a setup for a couple of new series of comic books, of which one earned this book an extra star. I will get to that one later. For the rest, it was a hit and miss. Didn't care much for Lucifer, house of whispers sounded really interesting and it was so nice to see some of my favourite inhabitants of The Dreaming. The one thing I didn't expect was how happy I was to see Tim Hunter again, and I gladly give Sandman Universe an extra star for it. Other than a certain arc, Books of Magic is one of my favourite series. Can't wait to read the new story arc :)

  28. 5 out of 5

    James Lawner

    This was amazing, but this mostly serves as an introduction/set-up to the new Sandman-related titles coming later in 2018. I personally enjoyed The Dreaming and Books of Magic segments of this issue, but I haven’t actually read their original series, but maybe it won’t be such a big deal now? Also, some shit went down in Dark Nights: Metal, and I haven’t read that yet, and it kinda ties in with the status quo of The Dreaming.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sean Byrne

    An enjoyable return to the world of dreams, even if very little really happens. It's very much apparent that this is meant as an introductory issue for the coming mini-series'. There was just enough bite to keep me interested going forward.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Hurley

    Well, crap. Looks like I'm going to be spending money on comics again every month. Super excited to find out what's going on in the Dreaming, with Daniel, Lucifer, and learn more about Erzulie. Fantastic new authors for one of my favorite series. Can't wait!

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