#SummerofSandman — Because #EndlessSummer is Taken Already

Just in case you missed this last week.

Comparative Geeks

Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars

Diana, David, Holly and I started discussing a run of Sandman posts for Comparative Geeks back in February, and those are coming soon.  Since we’re publishing so many Sandman posts this summer, here’s an introduction to the series for those of you who haven’t read it yet.

The Sandman is a comics series by Neil Gaiman with various artists published by DC Vertigo between 1987 and 1996. It defies categorization. Fantasy-Horror-Supernatural epic is the best I can do for a descriptive label. The original run was 75 issues. It spawned various spinoffs, derivative works, etc.

Dream of the Endless, known to the Romans as Morpheus, is the central character. He is one of seven anthropomorphic personifications. He has two older siblings – Destiny and Death – and four younger ones – Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium. The Endless are…

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The Friday 56: Summer of Sandman #2

The Friday 56 is a weekly booking meme courtesy of Freda’s Voice. Friday 56And there is a linkup!

The rules are simple: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56. Find a sentence, any sentence, and post it. (Or post a few — just don’t spoil it!) Add the post url (not your homepage) to the linky and do some visits.

Since Diana and I are blogging about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series this summer at Comparative Geeks, I’m working my way through the 10-volume trade paperback version of the series. From The Doll’s House (vol. 2):

Rose Walker: “I don’t know what I was expecting. Not her. She looked lost, and fragile, like a little china doll. And weirdly familiar, and I didn’t know why.”

The Friday 56: Summer of Sandman #1

The Friday 56 is a weekly booking meme courtesy of Freda’s Voice. Friday 56And there is a linkup! The rules are simple: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56. Find a sentence, any sentence, and post it. (Or post a few — just don’t spoil it!) Add the post url (not your homepage) to the linky and do some visits.

I did a short run of these at Just Gene’O back in the spring and they did so well I decided to move them here. Since Diana and I are doing a lot of posting at Comparative Geeks about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman this summer, I’m working my way through the ten-volume trade paperback collection of that series. Enjoy!

From “Imperfect Hosts” in Preludes and Nocturnes:

Cain: Now, why would I give you an exploding present? What kind of brother would I be if I did that?

Abel: My kind of B-brother. The uh, the kind who kills me whenever he’s uh . . . Mad at me, or bored, or just in a lousy mood.