In-depth, informative and entertaining, The Annotated Sandman is afascinating look at the celebrated comic book series written by New York Timesbest-selling author Neil Gaiman.
The Sandman is one of the most acclaimed titlesin the history of comics.
A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in whichcontemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, TheSandman is also widely considered to be one of the most original andartistically ambitious comic books of the modern age.
By the time it concludedin 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity ofcomics as a whole and had become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Critics and readers alike agreed: The Sandman proved that comic books were notsimply a genre but were instead a rich and unique medium combining both art andliterature.
Now, DC Comics is proud to present this literary classic in anall-new Annotated Edition format.
Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, TheAnnotated Sandman is a page-by-page, panel-by-panel journey through everyinstallment of The Sandman.
Using the original comic book scripts and hours ofconversations with Gaiman himself, Klinger presents a wealth of commentary,references, and hidden meanings that deepen and enrich our understanding of theacclaimed series.
This fourth volume, comprising issues #57-75, completes thetitle's original run and features an all-new set of appendices, includinga detailed chronology of the events of The Sandman and an exhaustive index ofall of its unforgettable characters.