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The Sandman: Endless Nights The Sandman is a series of award winning graphic novels It blends modern myth and dark fantasy, in which historical drama, contemporary fiction and legend are interwoven Endless Nights is an enjoyable, albeit unnecessary, addendum to The Sandman epic seven unrelated tales, each one of which featuring one the Endless, the group of seven sisters and brothers which includes the Sandman AKA Dream, AKA Morpheus himself I did not find any of them particularly memorable I had to pick up the volume again to remember exactly what they were about but my favorites are the one about Death which features a singularly decadent party hosted by a degenerate 18th cent Endless Nights is an enjoyable, albeit unnecessary, addendum to The Sandman epic seven unrelated tales, each one of which featuring one the Endless, the group of seven sisters and brothers which includes the Sandman AKA Dream, AKA Morpheus himself I did not find any of them particularly memorable I had to pick up the volume again to remember exactly what they were about but my favorites are the one about Death which features a singularly decadent party hosted by a degenerate 18th century count and the one about Dream which takes place during a period anterior to all the other Sandman, in happier days when Destruction was still an active member of the family and Delirium was still known as Delight None of these Gaiman tales are equal to the rest of the Sandman opus, but I found the art, if anything, superior to the earlier ten volumes The art of the prequel Overture, which came after, is evenremarkable I particularly liked Milo Manara s Desire, whose art deceives you into thinking you are reading a conventional romance tale, until the bloody, willful conclusion disabuses you of the notion, Bill Sienkiewicz s appropriately varied styles in the tale of Delirium, and perhaps above all the others Barron Storey and Dave McKean s fifteen experimental portraits of Despair As I said, this is not an essential work, and although the stories are entertaining too it is worth checking out for the art alone I thought that Sandman was over how happy am I that there isI m ecstatic This is absolutely fabulous I really needDeath I really liked this one, but I was slightly confused at first Desire For some reason, I have a sense of d j vu Was this story already featured somewhere Because I would swear that I already read this one Dream It s fascinating that I almost forgot that before Delirium there was Delight, at first I thought that it was a mistake Despair Thi I thought that Sandman was over how happy am I that there isI m ecstatic This is absolutely fabulous I really needDeath I really liked this one, but I was slightly confused at first Desire For some reason, I have a sense of d j vu Was this story already featured somewhere Because I would swear that I already read this one Dream It s fascinating that I almost forgot that before Delirium there was Delight, at first I thought that it was a mistake Despair This one was really bizarre But I loved it Great portrait of Despair Delirium Where the Despair bizarreness went great, this went wrong for me Least favourite of them all Destruction I would love to seeof this It was pretty intriguing, but it was way too short to really develop the story Destiny The story that tells all the other stories This one isin line with the rest of the series, disjointed but interwoven with stories, odd artwork and sometimes painful text In other words, part of the classic series.With one caveat.I loved it to death for a slightly different reason than the rest They were individual stories of each of he Endless, both deep into their lives and bursting with history and it was all damn interesting I didn t like Despair s nearly as much as I wanted to, but Death and the very young Dream and especial This one isin line with the rest of the series, disjointed but interwoven with stories, odd artwork and sometimes painful text In other words, part of the classic series.With one caveat.I loved it to death for a slightly different reason than the rest They were individual stories of each of he Endless, both deep into their lives and bursting with history and it was all damn interesting I didn t like Despair s nearly as much as I wanted to, but Death and the very young Dream and especially Desire s stories were awesome.Maybe I don t want to have to get out a magnifying glass to read a mostly textual comic Maybe it s just the overpowering ennui Who knows But I did like Delirium s wild fantasy Destruction probably had the most interesting idea SF story though Great comic Endless Nights is a gem Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told it is yet another example of why I think so highly of Neil Gaiman This is a collection of short stories about the Endless Each story covers a different member of the Endless family Each story has its own unique art style.Follow the stories of Death, Desire, Dream, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny I enjoyed the Death, Dream and Desire stories the most though none of these stories is bad The Despair and Delirium s Endless Nights is a gem Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told it is yet another example of why I think so highly of Neil Gaiman This is a collection of short stories about the Endless Each story covers a different member of the Endless family Each story has its own unique art style.Follow the stories of Death, Desire, Dream, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny I enjoyed the Death, Dream and Desire stories the most though none of these stories is bad The Despair and Delirium stories are rather trippy and reminded me of Grant Morrison s Arkham Asylum style art Some of the stories do shed some light on aspects of the Dream story why, for example, he doesn t get along with his brother Desire Still even those not familiar with the Sandman series will derive pleasure from these tales this is a quality work Blurring the lines between entertaining story and object d art, this a is a book anyone would appreciate I certainly did Any Neil Gaiman fan would Highly recommended This graphic novel was absolutely breathtaking I really loved getting to know each of the Endless and their back story, it made me want to dive deep into their world and never come back Gaiman has truly come up with something just beyond fascinating with this series The story is just SO interesting and it wraps itself around you until you don t want it to let go And then the artwork is just BEYOND stunning and brings the graphic novel to a whole other level of awesomeness 4.5 starsAfter reading almost all of Neil Gaiman s fantastic run on the Sandman series to the point where I called the year 2012 The Year of the Sandman since I had spent the year reading the Sandman comics , I wanted to read Neil Gaiman s latest story on the Sandman series, The Sandman Endless Nights, even though The Sandman, Vol 10 The Wake was actually considered the final story arc in the Sandman series The Sandman Endless Nights, which is also a Bram Stoker Award winn 4.5 starsAfter reading almost all of Neil Gaiman s fantastic run on the Sandman series to the point where I called the year 2012 The Year of the Sandman since I had spent the year reading the Sandman comics , I wanted to read Neil Gaiman s latest story on the Sandman series, The Sandman Endless Nights, even though The Sandman, Vol 10 The Wake was actually considered the final story arc in the Sandman series The Sandman Endless Nights, which is also a Bram Stoker Award winner and a Locus Award winner, is a fantastic series for any newcomer who wants to learnabout the Endless characters This volume is basically detailing seven chapters that deal with the seven siblings of the Endless and how they meet up with several unsuspecting characters in their stories The chapters are as follow Chapter 1 Death Death and Venice artwork by P Craig Russell Chapter 2 Desire What I ve Tasted of Desire artwork by Milo Manara Chapter 3 Dream The Heart of a Star artwork by Miguelanxo Prado Chapter 4 Despair Fifteen Portraits of Despair artwork by Barron Storey with designs by Dave McKean Chapter 5 Delirium Going Inside artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz Chapter 6 Destruction On the Peninsula artwork by Glenn Fabry Chapter 7 Destiny Endless Nights artwork by Frank QuitelyFor the past few volumes of the Sandman series, we were able to really get deep into the dark and mysterious world of Morpheus, better known as Dream of the Endless Now, we finally have a volume that is dedicated to all of the siblings from the Endless, most notably Death, Dream s older sister, Delirium, the youngest sister and Destruction, the brother who left the Endless family over four hundred years ago Neil Gaiman has done a brilliant job at writing this volume as we actually get a closer look at not just Dream, but his siblings and I loved the way that Neil Gaiman explored each Endless character in deep detail Probably my favorite stories in this volume were Death and Venice, What I ve Tasted of Desire, The Heart of a Star, and On the Peninsula as these stories had the most interesting storylines and really delved into the minds of the characters being presented Neil Gaiman s introduction in this volume was probably the best introduction I had read out of any graphic novel although, I do not normally read the introductions in graphic novels since I easily get bored reading them Neil Gaiman clearly explains to the readers about why he wrote this volume after his nine year run on the Sandman series and it was interesting that Neil Gaiman wanted to do this volume because he wanted to work with different artists while still tellingstories about the Endless The artwork in this volume, as with the previous volumes, are extremely well done as there are many different artists working on this volume and they include Glenn Fabry, Milo Manara, Miguelanxo Prado, Frank Quitely, P Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Barron Storey Probably my favorite artworks in this volume were done by P Craig Russell, Milo Manara and Glenn Fabry P Craig Russell s artwork in Death and Venice was extremely well done as the characters look slightly cartoonish, but still have a realistic touch to the characters appearances and I loved the way that the colors are done brightly which makes the artwork pleasing to see Milo Manara s artwork in What I ve Tasted of Desire has a brilliant Renaissance Era vibe as the characters are realistic looking and the paintings flow well with the artwork Glenn Fabry s artwork in On the Peninsula is truly beautiful as the characters have realistic facial expressions and the environment of the peninsula is amazing to look at.The reason why I took off half a star is because some of the stories were a bit confusing to read through Probably the stories I had the most problems reading through were Delirium s story Going Inside and Despair s story Fifteen Portraits of Despair as the narratives were too complicated to understand since it seems like the stories were being told from a point of view of a crazed mind although Delirium s story makes so much sense based on her character Also, for anyone who does not like violence and language, this volume does have some gory violence and strong language, although the violence is not as strong in this volume as it was in previous volumes.Overall, The Sandman Endless Nights is a fantastic book for fans of the Sandman series Even though The Sandman, Vol 10 The Wake is often considered the final volume in the Sandman series, this volume is sometimes considered the final volume of the Sandman series, even though any new reader to the Sandman series can read this to gain a better understanding of the Sandman characters as a whole.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Singer songwriter Fish has a line about returning to your past When asked, as he often is at concerts, to play one of the seminal songs from his former band Marillion, he responds, I m not playing fucking Grendel His point is that to try and relive the past like that would make no sense he can t sing it the way he used to, the meaning s not there It would be nostalgic at best, off key at worst Trying to relive something you did years ago and have moved on from is not the best plan.Which b Singer songwriter Fish has a line about returning to your past When asked, as he often is at concerts, to play one of the seminal songs from his former band Marillion, he responds, I m not playing fucking Grendel His point is that to try and relive the past like that would make no sense he can t sing it the way he used to, the meaning s not there It would be nostalgic at best, off key at worst Trying to relive something you did years ago and have moved on from is not the best plan.Which brings me to this graphic novel Gaiman got his name writing an amazing series called Sandman that was already unraveling a bit by the end He d simply said all he wanted to do, and to make sure he was done, he destroyed his work ala the way Shakespeare destroyed his in the Tempest He even gives us one last hurrah by linking the two together It s a great idea It was a great way to go out.But fans clamor forThey always do No one knows when to close the book and gracefully decline if I may borrow yet another musical reference We ve got Indiana Jones and the Nursing Home of Doom on deck and I just saw an ad for an all new Rambo still starring Stallone If you want further proof that going back and doingis a bad idea, I have two words for you Phantom Menace Gaiman tries his best to work some old magic in this one, but it s clear his attention is elsewhere Death s story, brilliantly illustrated by P Craig Russell, almost captures what used to be, but the ending twists what looked interesting into a simple a killer justifies his life plot line There s some great ideas and Death as always steals the show, but it feels like it was rushed.Desire s story is by far the best of the collection Folklore, myth, and tales of olden times given a modern perspective weave together as a woman uses the power of Desire to get what she wants at a terrible cost These are themes that feature prominently in Gaiman s prose and his current film work, and it s obvious he s very engaged in this one The Artwork, just a bit out of focus in many ways, captures how we see something when we desire it This was my favorite, and it would have made a great one shot.Dream, the character most closely associated with Gaiman, gets rather shorted here, as his story features an ensemble cast This is a story from the past, when Dream wasapt to love The Endless meet up with the stars to plan the future Dream brings his girlfriend, a young from from a planet we ll hearabout in other times Meanwhile, Despair woos a red sun into tragic plots, and Desire does what he does best I m a bit surprised Gaiman tries to link the Endless to the DC universe Canon he even mentions in the first trade of Sandman that when he tried to do that, he felt he failed This is a story designed to show why some of the things happened the way they did in the series, and I m not sure that was needed It s a very clever tale, however Yet it s not a real story about Dream.Despair s chapter is very rough, as expected, As experimental graphic work goes, I m sure it s good, but not really my taste.Delirium has gone a bit mad, even for her, and it s up to a few who think like she does to save her Bill Sienkiewicz does the art duties here and his half normal art, half odd graphical work serves the story well None of this story makes sense, but that s to be expected It sets up the Destruction tale in the next story, where a woman goes to excavate the future and finds some things man would be better off not knowing Can Delirium who sher usual self here and Destruction convince this archaeologist for hire that preservation is not always what it s cracked up to be Again, like the Death story, I feel that this plot has been done too many times to make it worthy of what used to be written in Sandman.Last is Destiny, who mostly gets a character description This is a shame, because I think there could have been a great story about how Destiny, like Gaiman, knows all, and choses that which he opts to share, just as a writer chooses what to write This is what I mean when I said I don t think his heart was completely into the writing none of the stories really push the boundaries the way that Gaiman does when he s in his stride.These are nice tales of the Endless for those who wantedBut they re just thatThey aren t the type of writing that makes a person who doesn t normally read edgy comics sit up and take notice the way that Sandman changed how I read comics This is an encore from a man who s doing other things Because he s so good at writing, they are still good stories They just aren t what I ve come to expect from Gaiman, and I don t think that was his fault He felt it was time to writeEndless stories I think he may have stretched that desire a bit too thin here If we getEndless, I d prefer it to be in the form of a one shot, so that the best idea is what we get I d love to read , too but only if it really needs to be said Library, 01 08 Trebby s Take Not as satisfying as I d hoped Still worth reading, but please don t make this your introduction to Sandman Seven siblings that are eachpowerful than gods in their own way make for one rather odd and insane family Who wouldn t want to be part of it I just love the concept behind it all In here they all have their own issue to establish exactly what their purposes within the universe are In a way, they all work together to create much of reality Without Destiny there could be no dreams or desires Without dreams there could be no delirium or despair And without destruction there would be no Seven siblings that are eachpowerful than gods in their own way make for one rather odd and insane family Who wouldn t want to be part of it I just love the concept behind it all In here they all have their own issue to establish exactly what their purposes within the universe are In a way, they all work together to create much of reality Without Destiny there could be no dreams or desires Without dreams there could be no delirium or despair And without destruction there would be no moving force in which destiny could act or no end for death to claim Take one element out, and the others are not quite as effective.As much as I liked seeing their own stories, I much prefer seeing them in the same room They all have volatile personalities and some are contrasted and diametrically opposed They come together rarely and very rarely altogether When they do though very interesting things happen, I would have like to seeof that here.For me this is a good introduction to the characters, which I want to see expanded on Sandman, Vol 11 Endless Nights Individual tales of the EndlessHaving just finished the 10 volume epic SANDMAN saga, it s hard to imagine anything that can top this achievement In aggregate, it is certainly the most ambitious comic of its time, and having depicted the character arc of Dream, also known as Morpheus and the Sandman, there is isn t much to add to that At the same time, since the Endless have lived for the lifetime of the current universe and perhaps previous iterations , there Sandman, Vol 11 Endless Nights Individual tales of the EndlessHaving just finished the 10 volume epic SANDMAN saga, it s hard to imagine anything that can top this achievement In aggregate, it is certainly the most ambitious comic of its time, and having depicted the character arc of Dream, also known as Morpheus and the Sandman, there is isn t much to add to that At the same time, since the Endless have lived for the lifetime of the current universe and perhaps previous iterations , there are an infinite number of side stories that Gaiman could conceive So it was inevitable that he would choose to pen some stories that featured each of the Endless this project itself could be endless, if there s enough demand from Sandman fans.Endless Nights has a story about each of the Endless, each penned by different artists who Gaiman chose to best represent the unique aspects of each Endless sibling and their stories As such, your impressions of the story will be greatly affected by the artists, and in the case of Despair Fifteen Portraits of Despair and Delirium Going Inside , the stories are suitably grim and disorienting, respectively The writing is also fragmented into poetic and cryptic snippets, so their stories are not so much stories as montages In the case of Delirium, it makes perfect sense the the images and worlds are chaotic, disturbing, and somewhat crazed It doesn t make for easy reading In the case of Despair, I just couldn t understand what the story was about, but the artwork is suitably creepy.My favorite stories were about Death Death and Venice , Desire What I ve Tasted of Desire , and Destruction On the Peninsula The story of Death is a haunting one set on an island off the coast of Venice, where a disillusioned soldier on leave recalls his brief encounter with Death as a child, and his second encounter with her as they crash the idyllic party of some decadent immortals who think themselves immune to death The artwork by P Craig Russell is precise, evocative, and pleasing, which is no surprise as he also did the legendary Ramadan Desire s tale is definitely the most sexually charged, a fable of a young woman in early Britain who desires the handsome but playboy son of the village leader She cuts a deal with Desire, but in typical fashion, the passions that are ignited do not conform to expectations It reminded me a bit of the Wildlings of the North in Game of Thrones The story about Destruction features my favorite, by Glen Fabry, and is a mysterious story about a remote island in the Mediterranean, where some archaeologists have unearthed some strange objects apparently from the future The story actually features both Destruction and Delirium, and just like in previous Sandman stories, Destruction is a deeply thoughtful being, nothing like what you might expect, and is always ambivalent about his past life.The final story about Destiny Endless Nights isof a brief coda or book end, and hardly counts, thought that is understandable considering that Destiny is a passive figure who knows the life of all people based on the book he carries, but he does not create or affect these life paths but merely observes It always struck me that his role was fairly pointless, for that reason


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