The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

Welcome to the debut episode of Waiting on the Trade: The Dream Journal, a miniseries in which we’re discussing Neil Gaiman and co.’s original run on The Sandman. Joining Pat and myself for this trip through the Dreaming is our friend and frequent guest host Mike Drew.

In this episode, we’ve each brought a discussion question (or two *cough* Mike) prompted by our read of Volume One: Preludes & Nocturnes.

This Month’s Discussion Questions:

  1. Which death in this volume is most heart-wrenching, and why?
  2. From Morpheus’s actions in this first volume, what kind of person (or personification) do you consider him to be?
  3. How does the art in this volume convey feeling about the story’s characters?
  4. In what chapter of this book does Sandman recognizably become Sandman?

Did you enjoy this new format and our discussion? Do you have constructive feedback or your own thoughts on Preludes & Nocturnes? If so, feel free to contact us or leave a review on your podcasting app of choice.

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