The other part mentioned by Heinberg is “Brief Lives”, which is actually the first season of “The Sandman” I’ve ever read, even though it’s volume 7, which collects issues #41 to 49. An acquaintance. gave it to me when I was 16 and I immediately fell in love with Jill Thompson’s beautiful art, as well as Dream’s sister, Delirium. The story follows two brothers as they search for their brother the Terminator, who has long since given up his ministry. Delirium, who was once the Delight, is a great shield for Dream – who we all know can be a little too serious about himself – as she drags him from place to place. “Brief Lives” remains my favorite episode in the series, and I completely agree with Heinberg on how the meaning of this story deepens and changes over time. It still hits me the hardest, which is to say something, considering one of the comic’s best and most ambitious arcs, “The Kindly Ones,” is not far behind.
This story also includes one of the most harrowing moments in the comics, taking place between Dream and his son, Orpheus. When I closed the book, I cried, even though I didn’t quite understand what had just happened, because I hadn’t read the previous volumes. Then I traced through each volume I could find, reading them as I read, and only scrolling through the manga in order when I finally collected them all. I have re-read the series many times since then.
With “The Sandman” coming to theaters soon, now would be a great time to catch up on these books and read the series in its entirety. There are many formats for your reading pleasure, all made possible by Dave McKean’s breathtaking cover art.
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