If you look up any of those guides for “The Comics You Need Read“, there’s a pretty high chance that The Sandman will be on there. And for good reason, because it’s highly regarded as being one of the all-time greatest comic series ever.
Originally published in 1989, this is the series that launched co-creator and writer Neil Gaiman into superstar status, with the main series and its spin-offs winning 26 Eisner Awards.
If you’ve heard about The Sandman but never read it, now is a pretty good time to finally dive into the classic comic series, because you can currently pick up The Sandman box set for $269.75, instead of $445. That’s a solid 39% off.
This box set includes the 10 volumes that collect the original The Sandman comic series, along with the Endless Nights graphic novel, the Overture prequel miniseries, and both the prose and comic versions of The Dream Hunters.
That’s a lot of comics, which is great if you’re someone who likes to buy an entire series in one go, or if you need to replace your much-loved and well-read copies. Christmas is just around the corner too, and this set would a nice gift for that special goth friend in your life.
The Sandman begins with Morpheus, the personification of dreams, being torn from his kingdom of dreaming and imprisoned on Earth by an occultist seeking eternal life.
After escaping his decades-long imprisonment, this sprawling dark fantasy epic follows Morpheus as he attempts to regain his powers. His journey follows him as he travels through the real world, the worlds of classic mythologies, actual Hell and the realms of the Endless, who are his siblings and the personification of Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Death.
With a Netflix adaptation on the way, and a pretty great Audible series that’s currently available, now is a great time to pick up the iconic comic and finally see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed, we promise.