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The Sandman: Endless Nights

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, Pat indulges my proclivity for power ranking, as we discuss Neil Gaiman and his many, many artistic collaborators’ The Sandman: Endless Nights.

This episode’s explanations, observations, and links of note include:

  • I’m still not a huge fan of this book being positioned as “The Sandman: Vol. 11,” rather than its own thing. Next thing you know, The Sandman: Overture will be “The Sandman: Vol. 0.”
  • If you’re into process (like I am), I really do recommend watching the “Neil Gaiman makes a comic book” MasterClass. It offers some great insight into what went into the start of each Sandman story.
  • As you know if you read this book’s introduction, the Destruction story is a take on a concept from writer R.A. Lafferty.
  • According to this book’s Wikipedia entry, Moebius was originally slated to do the Destiny chapter. Those pages would have been great, but Frank Quitely’s are also near-perfect.

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