The Sandman: Volume 1 Preludes and Nocturnes
by Neil Gaiman
I blame my friend CJ McKee for this. At the accelerating age of fifty I have now formed a new addiction to comic books. Not into capes so much so here this goes.
Preludes and Nocturnes begin with a turn of the (20th) century warlock who summons death to trap it but nets its sibling, Sandman. As time marches on the warlock and his company are out waited by the immortal Sandman. Once released he exacts revenge and recovers what he has lost by drifting in and out of Gotham City, Arkham, the Justice League of America and other things from the world of comics.
The stories are well written, the artwork is excellent and I’m now a fan. I’m not going to rate this just recommend it to any who like the darker side of comics. It is published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC. This is a valid reason for going dead-tree and not digital.