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Page Count: 616
Fiction Category: Graphic Novel, Horror, Comic, Fantasy, Super-hero
Dates Read: April 7, 2015
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed comic book titles of all time, New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's masterpiece THE SANDMAN set new standards for mature, lyrical fantasy and graphic narrative. Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the third of four definitive Absolute Editions collecting this groundbreaking series in its entirety.
The Absolute Sandman Volume Three reprints issues 40-56 of THE SANDMAN and THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and features remastered coloring prepared especially for this edition on issues 40-49 and the SPECIAL. This volume also includes an introduction by Jill Thompson (artist for the "Brief Lives" story arc), a never-before-reprinted story by Gaiman and artist Michawl Zulli, a complete reproduction of the one-shot THE ENDLESS GALLERY as well s two additional 8-pages galleries, and the original script and thumbnail pencils by Gaiman and artist P. Craig Russell for the acclaimed story "Ramadan" from THE SANDMAN #50.
It took me a bit to get around to reading this one, but I think it was because I started to loose interest with volume 2, due to my lack of engagement with it. This was one of the best collections of The Sandman, so far. The illustrations are beautifully done, and the stories were engaging and entertaining, which is something I just did not feel with volume 2. It's very reminiscent of the first collection. My favorite in this book were the stories that revolved around Dream and his little sister Delusion. Volume 3 has restored the love I found for The Sandman in volume 1, and I'm looking forward to finishing out the volumes 4 and 5.
I give this a 5 out of 5.