The Sandman comes again...

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I've been a Gaiman fan for many, many years. I still remember the day I picked up my first copy of Sandman (issue 14 I believe) and I've been an addict since then. If you haven't had a chance to check out his work, I strongly urge you to take the time, and if comics are not your thing, then any of his books would be fine reading as well. Anyway, the reason for this post is that I just found out the the Endless (characters from the Sandman) are returning! This should be well worth your time, and if you enjoy it, you should pick up the graphic novels that cover the entire Sandman run.

By the way, a funny/sad story about Gaiman and the Sandman. Gaiman one a World Fantasy Award (I believe) for one of his Sandman stories. The awards committe then promptly rewrote the rules so comics couldn't win again. Sad. After all the crap sci-fi/fantasy writers must get for the genre they write in - to discriminate against comics seems downright silly.

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Comment 1 by charlie posted on 9/5/2003 at 6:58 PM

sounds very cool! i have the first two graphic novels (someday hope to have the rest...i've long since given up on the idea of getting all of the original issues).

definitely a great read whether you're a comic fan or not. for those who don't know, this is *not* superheroes in tights saving damsels in distress. this is simply amazing storytelling that happens to be accompanied by art :)

Comment 2 by ironyx posted on 9/10/2003 at 6:54 PM

Gaiman is a master story teller. It looks as if it is all other authors though... was he involved with collaboration?

He is coming here to NC and I signed up to be at a meeting/booksigning for a book festival in Charlotte. It's 5 hrs away, but will be worth the drive.