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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    This is most folks' favorite volume. It's where Neil Gaiman weaves the essential structure for the mythology that he will continually expand upon as the volumes progress. Most fans will say too that in the first volume, Gaiman was still experimenting with what might work, while ending up with some really cool stories. But now in Vol. 2, his vision is created very clear. It will absolutely leave you wanting more.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Perfect Story. Highly recommended for a a comic book fan I know most people probably imagine the globe of comics as being about super heroes or Sunday Funnies. But, the comic medium is worthy of so much ndman is that "much more". The story is excellent, and is wonderfully executed. You're going to wish to obtain all of these at once, because they can't be place down.If you're already a comic book fan, you've likely heard of Sandman. So what are you waiting for? Read this already!If you aren't already a comic book fan, maybe it's time to give it a chance. If any story is going to change your mind about the possibilities of this art form, this is the one.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Mr Gaiman manages to wrap a haunting tale, chilling at times, into something that leaves you thinking. Amazing job sir.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Large Neil Gaiman Fan!! I will own all the Sandman series.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I loved the first volume, but this one was so amazing I found it nearly impossible to place down. The story arc is epic, involving, full of surprises, and incredibly dark, culminating in the very funny and macabre "Cereal" convention. As dark as this story arc gets, it keeps that unbelievable dreamlike sense of surrealness that makes Sandman so unique, and you are compelled by your care for the characters and the pure fascination of Gaiman's tale. As with the first volume, the levels of humanism and drama achieved here are staggering.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Not the fabulous read advertised but still good.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Gaiman grows the universe of the Sandman in the second volume, The Doll's House. Collecting Sandman problems 9-16, Dream resumes picking up his life and kingdom, attempting to recover several of the nightmares who left his kingdom during his absence - Brute, Glob, and the Corinthian. During his searching, Dream discovers another vortex in the dream-world, this one being a young girl named Rose se is looking for her younger brother, Jed, who she hasn't seen for a lot of years. Jed, however, falls into the hands of the Corinthian, a serial-killer nightmare. The Corinthian is on his method to a serial-killer convention, and this is part of the volume is one of the reasons The Sandman is under the horror genre, as descriptions and depictions of the serial assassins and the Corinthian are quite rt four (The 13th issue), Men of Amazing Fortune, is an interesting deviation from the other chapters, as Dream meets a man in a tavern in the 14th century who tells his mates he won't ever die because he thinks everyone else does it to fit in with the norm. Dream then offers the man a meeting, 100 years from that night, at the same bar. This continues for a lot of meetings, each a century apart, and shows an interesting transition and growth in the man - and growth in the Sandman at the end.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Beautiful good, but extremely creepy. Not to give any spoilers away, but this volume was really macabre and had some really disturbing moments. If scenes of extreme (but not gratuitous) kid abuse disturb you, this might not be for you. Still very much worth the price of admission, if only because it leads you to # 3 and onward.

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    From the art work to the characters and storyline - Neil Gaiman, and all the other collaborators, have done it again! I finished Volume 1 and immediately ordered Volumes 2 & 3! Got them both in the mail today, have already finished Volume 2 and about to begin the 3rd! It is SO good!!! (And obviously addictive!) Highly recommend to any graphic novel fans, Neil Gaiman fans, and so on!

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    The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I don't understand why people consistantly refer to this title as the weakest entry in the Sandman series. I have read all ten volumes, and have to say that it is in fact one of the best. Of course, finding a poor Sandman book is like finding a poor Beatles album. It's really not about which one is the "worst", but which one is the least memorable; the one you are least likely to refer to over and over again and re-read just for the hell of it. And Preludes and Nocturnes is certainly one of the more memorable iman was fresh to his series, and he did not have very much direction. Preludes and Nocturnes leans towards classic horror, whereas other volumes, such as The Wake, and A Android game of You, are closer to fantasy. So Preludes and Nocturnes is various then all the others. So what? There are so a lot of classic moments that are contained within its pages, moments that stick in your mind and don't leave. Moments such as Dream's escape from his prison and the logic that followed, the introduction or Cain and Abel, John Constantine and his quest to search the pouch of sand, Dream's journey to Hell and his war with Choronzon over the helm, the ENTIRE FRIGGIN CHAPTER OF 24 HOURS, and the final introduction of Death at the end--the sweet, amazing natured goth girl who just happens to be the same person we often see personified as a dark cloaked figure with a scythe. The list goes on and on and on.Of course the same could be said for any of the other volumes, but that is exactly my point. Preludes and Nocturnes is not better then Brief Lives, nor is it worse. It exists to advance the story to its eventual conclusion, and it does a amazing job. There are some flaws--but everyone will search something they don't like in each of the volumes. Don't listen to those people who say "if you read this one first, you'll obtain the wrong impression of Sandman". Bull. If you don't like this volume, then Sandman is not for you, end of e worst thing you can do is skip this volume in favor of another, later chapter, such as Season of Mists. Begin at the beginning--Gaiman did, and his work turned out just fine in the end.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    This trade includes two annuals and problems 31-34 of the Avengers. At the end of the collection, there is a three page letter from Bendis to the readers. In it, he informs us that he is ending his time on the Avengers to go and write the X-Men. I was surprised when I read it (I don't go to comic book stores anymore (all Amazon) and I don't hold up on comic news), but after thinking about it for a few minutes, it makes ndis wrote 232 Avengers comics -- a record. His 2004 to 2009 run was inspired. I'm a heavy fan of Civil Battle and the Skrull Invasion. Bendis is a master at characterization and dialogue. Unfortunately, the latest couple of years have been weak -- Fear Itself and the Avengers vs. X-Men storylines were forced, bulky and too massive on is trade reads well and is a amazing book. I do recommend it. It's just not up to par with his other Avengers o problems: (1) Simon Williams attacks the Avengers in the Annuals that kick off the trade (something that Benids foreshadowed 2 years ago). He blames them for a dozens of issues (Civil War, Scarlet Witch, Ultron) and says the Avengers should not exist. A few problems later, he returns and is semi-easily accepted back into the fold. Not cool (I'm still having a hard time accepting the Cap-Iron Man peace).(2) The Wasp is alive. She was killed during the Skrull Invasion, and then brought back 5 years later in this trade. It seemed like Bendis was bold when he took over the book and killed off Hawkeye, Antman (Scott Lang, not Pym), the Wasp, and a few other characters, but none of the iconic (or semi-iconic) characters remained dead. Ah, the issues with having to sell a comic forever (see Jason Todd).Bendis is great. I love his writing. He's my favorite author that works for the huge 2, and it's not really close. That said, he created a amazing choice in leaving the Avengers when he did. It's time to move on.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    I liked a lot of things about this collection, but there were some major elements I didn't like much, such as the method they reintroduced Hawkeye by having him take over the Ronin identity from Echo (not exactly a spoiler as it happens early on in this collection). The first problem here, which involves Hawkeye's journey back into the world, was very well done, however. I'd absolutely recommend this for fans of that character.We also obtain the Fresh Avengers coming into conflict with the Hand, which would eventually lead directly into the Secret Invasion story. Overall some amazing items here, though the art wasn't my favorite. One thing I enjoyed about this squad of established heroes coming together is when some characters are familiar with some things in the Marvel Universe and others are not, such as Spider-Man and Iron Man knowing Brother Voodoo when Wolverine and Ms. Marvel had no idea who he was. Bendis has always been amazing at that sort of thing.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    The fifth volume of the otherwise amazing Fresh Avengers series is just average. Essentially a collection of one shots, the volume touches base with most of the major Fresh Avenger characters to obtain a feel for how they are reacting to the overall Civil Battle plotline. We obtain glimpses of characters like Luke Cage and Captain America dealing with the fallout and fracturing of the team. If you love Civil Battle or the Fresh Avengers this is worth picking up to see the private touches the main happening has on the characters, but there isn't a Fresh Avengers-specific storyline that connects each issue.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Steve McNiven and the production squad have fashioned a sharp, entertaining story around one of Marvel's more unusual characters, the Sentry. Advancing the larger Fresh Avengers story arc, while at the same time including some unbelievable hero beats, this surprisingly moving storyline is an interesting take on the themes of mental illness, guilt, isolation and the importance of reaching out and asking for help.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    I sometimes wonder if Bendis was given the task of writing this book while being told by the higher-ups at Marvel that it had to contain certain characters like Wolverine and Spider-Man. That can be a tough task, but Bendis does a amazing job getting the individual personalities right and giving each hero a role to play in the overall ough that is a highlight, the downside here is that there seem to be a few random things going on here (such as an apparent symbiote infestation?) that never really obtain explained but only present up to further some other purpose in the arc. Maybe they were happenings from other titles crossing over. I don't e main focus in the second half of this collection is decent, however, as the Hood makes his move with his assembled villains, though the only ones other than Hood who obtain much face time are the Wrecking Squad and, to a lesser extent, is is worth reading if you wish the lead-up to Secret Invasion or if you wish to complete the collection of this run. Not essential reading to the huge picture though.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    Be warned: This collection doesn't actually feature a lot of Avengers for about half the book, fresh or otherwise. It is a amazing story though if you enjoyed the main Secret Invasion story and wish a more complete background on how the Skrulls infiltrated Earth. It also has a amazing chapter in which we see the Skrulls' reaction to the House of M, which I thought was a amazing touch, since the main story revealed Skrulls had been here for a while, and it created sense to see them reacting to happenings we had already seen from a more straightforward at makes up about half of this collection. The rest are pieces best read alongside the main story, as they pick up in the middle of other scenes taking put in the main is was easily better than Book 1, simply because it at least told a continuous story for much of the volume. Definitely pick this up if you liked Secret Invasion.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    Showed up on time in beautiful amazing condition mild wear and tear. This Fresh Avengers story is an absolute must for any Marvel fan.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    The Fresh Avengers can't catch a break. As if the Civil Battle wasn't enough. Or the fact that they're wanted criminals, and with their former teammates hunting them down. As if it's not enough that they've just faced off versus Electra and her deadly group of ninja assassins, the Hand. Now the fit really hits the shan. In the latest problem (see New Avengers Vol. 6: Revolution) it's revealed that Electra is actually a shape-shifting Skrull. This causes a big, huge issue as these outlaw Avengers now suspect that a secret invasion is in the works. But how long have the Skrulls been skulking around? And how huge the conspiracy, how deep the infiltration? Could the Skrulls have been somehow responsible for the Civil War? So, these renegade heroes now don't even know if they can trust each other ("Do you feel Skrully?" asks one Avenger to another). Paranoia sows its seed and quickly threatens to shatter the group. In fact, one member promptly skedaddles.On top of it all, a demon-ridden villain calling himself the Hood ('cause, y'know, he has a hood) is scheming to take over Fresh York's criminal underworld. And he's making fast headway. The Hood is a thinking criminal, and he espouses organization and cooperation amongst Fresh York's criminal element. It also strikes him that, with the Superhuman Registration Act lending ready access to the identities of a lot of in the superhero community, one method to build up instant credibility is to create an example of a superhero. To quote the Hood: "One by one. We obtain them where they live. All of them. No one is safe. Not the icons, not the up-and-comers." His actions place him and his superpowered crime syndicate on a collision course with Luke Cage and his crumbling outlaw band. So far Dr. Strange's mystical dwelling had provided a foolproof sanctuary for these fugitive Avengers. But not anymore.Oh, and there's also some nonsense about all of Fresh York Town being transformed into symbiotes (like Venom). This might've been interesting except that amongst the infected are the Fresh Avengers, so that's no fun. Plus, it was told in broad-stroked flashback by Luke Cage, one of the two who didn't obtain infected (him because of his invulnerable skin, Wolverine because of his healing factor). Apparently, this symbiote storyline is told in full in an problem of Mighty Avengers. But since I don't follow that series much ("bleccch!" to the Mighty Avengers), I guess I won't obtain the full lowdown on what is is THE NEW AVENGERS Vol. 7: THE TRUST and it collects problems #32-37 and The Fresh Avengers Annual #2. I figure, as long as Brian Michael Bendis keeps churning out Fresh Avengers stuff, I'll hold reading 'em. To be honest, though, I was getting beautiful tired of the Hand story arc, so I'm glad Bendis has (for now) moved on. This fresh arc paves the method for the next huge Marvel Comics event, Secret Invasion, which is an 8-issue limited series. In an IGN interview, Bendis allow out that he'd been planning this thing for years and that there's been a tip of the Skrull invasion even as far back as Fresh Avengers #1. Color me though the suspicions and hostility stemming from the Electra Skrull debacle continue to nag our team, the Hood proves to be a hell of a distraction. Yup, I've read Brian K. Vaughan's gritty limited series The Hood (New Avengers). I liked Parker Robbins as a fractured, small-time thug who kind of had the best intentions; I never thought he had it in him to become a formidable crime boss. Obviously the demon in the cloak is influencing the crap out of him. How tough is the Hood? Well, he busted Wolverine up beautiful good. In fact, what he did to old Wolvie created me cringe a lot.I can't say much for the Hood's super-powered yoyos. They're mostly lower-tiered villains (Madame Masque, the Wizard, Chemistro, etc.), and I'm beautiful sure even Howard the Duck could wipe the floor with them. The only respectable bunch in the Hood's group is the Wrecking Crew. Let's face it, it's beautiful much the Hood's intelligence and planning (and a bit of that brimstone mojo) which create him a force to be reckoned a private way, the splitting of the Avengers into two very various squads is a amazing thing. The Mighty Avengers took away the characters I didn't really care for (Iron Man, the Sentry), while the Fresh Avengers stuck with the cool set (Luke Cage, Wolverine & Spidey). The Fresh Avengers have recently welcomed Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, and a resurrected Clint Barton into their ranks, and two of 'em are still around by the end of this collection. It's disappointing, though, that Fist and Luke haven't interacted more in these pages. On the other hand, I'm definitely digging Luke's marital relationship with Jessica Jones. Luke and Jessica just feel like a true couple. Currently, their relationship is bordering on rocky, what with the fugitive status and that Skrull thingie. Come to think of it, the method the final problem here ends, it's guaranteed to tick the hell out of Luke ere's really nothing more to say about Brian Michael Bendis, except that the dude is gold. Leinil Yu provides the brunt of the artwork, which tends to come rough and rugged. Nevertheless, it definitely has its own energy and raw appeal. Meanwhile, Carlo Pagulayan's more polished looking items is showcased in The Fresh Avengers Annual #2, the website of the no-holds-barred rumble between the Fresh Avengers and the Hood & his supervillain crew. This collection guest-stars Tigra, the Night Nurse, Deathlok (kind of), and the government-sponsored Mighty Avengers (who might actually boast a conscience after all, underneath all that self-righteous bluster).Oh, and in problem #37, Spidey makes Wolverine laugh.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    No action. No plot. Just running dialogue that is boring. I liked this book when it first started but now it seemed the writer has lose interest in it and is phoning it in.

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    New Avengers Vol. 2: The Sentry (The New Avengers) review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:3

    Showed up earlier than expected. The Fresh Avengers is a amazing series and a must read for any Marvel fan.

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    Star Wars - A New Hope Vol. 2 (Star Wars A New Hope) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Neat manga ver of Star Wars. May not blow your mind away though.

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    Star Wars - A New Hope Vol. 2 (Star Wars A New Hope) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Huge fan of Star Battles and this was a amazing book and I enjoyed reading it. I recommend it to other fans.

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    Star Wars - A New Hope Vol. 2 (Star Wars A New Hope) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Awesome!

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    Star Wars - A New Hope Vol. 2 (Star Wars A New Hope) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    It's like seeing the movie. Wonderful drawing and a story line taken for the original script of George Lucas. A must- buy book for all fans of Star Wars.

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-)) review [Book]  2018-1-26 18:1

    The artwork in this TPB blows me away; Gamora's problem is especially breathtaking. There are a lot of various styles on display with something for only very minor gripe is that the method in which the problems have been collected sometimes feels like an anthology y of the problems function independently to fill in holes from previous stories, which results in a slight loss of forward momentum and l in all I've been finding Duggan's Guardians incredibly enjoyable. The series respectfully honors the past and offers something new. Riders in the Sky is definitely worth a read.(Collecting All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3, #5, #7, #9 and #11-12.)

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-)) review [Book]  2018-1-26 18:1

    The art in most problems is poor and the story is okey, didn't like it as much as I liked the first volume :/

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-)) review [Book]  2018-1-26 18:1

    Riders in the Sky continues the recent round in the Guardians of the Galaxy reboot. If you look at the problem numbers included, they’re a small bit all over the put (as was the first volume, if you recall). Likely they sorted the problems into a various order for the volumes, in order to tell a specific story. Most of the stories here are more along the ‘one-shot’ sense, where they only latest a single issue. As mentioned above, there are several plots/stories for this volume, five in total. The first four focus on each of our heroes (with Rocket and Groot grouped together), and the latest is more along the lines of the main plot already started, a feeling that is confirmed by its multi-issue nature. Gamora gets the spotlight first; honestly before this I had been thinking I missed something from Guardians of the Galaxy (perhaps everything happened in another series?) but now I realize it was just some creative storytelling. The whole run of the All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora has been obsessing about getting to the soul stone. What I didn’t really understand was why. Or more accurately, I didn’t know the info leading up to that point. Through context I understood that Gamora believed that part of her soul was trapped in said stone, but I still didn’t understand what happenings led her to that conclusion. Now that I’ve read this, I understand how the pieces fall together a bit more. It was nice seeing a Doctor Strange appearance as well as several other cameos (most of which occur inside the soul stone, and thus could be considered to be something other than canon? At least they’re not the characters we’ve gotten used to over the years). Star-Lords (aka Peter Quill) story came next. I’ll confess I was immediately place off by the art style chosen – it felt cartoonish and silly. Admittedly Quill’s story isn’t the deepest of tales, but it was interesting. I loved the concept of being able to search pockets in zone that are still transmitting (or more accurately, receiving Earth’s transmissions) specific data he’d want. Specifically, 80’s music. It’s actually beautiful cool. Everything around that was a bit on the silly side, so be ready for a more casual read. Drax’s story is next; and is odd in that it has two points. The first is to blend his experiences with Gamora (as his soul is also trapped in the soul stone), but the other is of his own. Finally we’re given the respond as to why Drax the Destroyer has become a pacifist. I won’t ruin it for you, as it’s truly worth reading (it’s probably the highlight of the volume, or at least one of them). The latest of the one-shot stories also explains previous happenings – specifically why Baby Groot is well…a baby. It’s simple to forget that the film and comic Groots are different, and therefore what happened in the first film wouldn’t affect small Groot. So that raises the question; what exactly happened to him? And why isn’t he growing? (Frankly that’s the bigger concern here). Adding Rocket’s regret, self-hatred, and guilt to the mix really created for an emotional read. And finally we’re on to the ‘main’ plot. I place that in quotes as I obviously don’t know if it’s the main plot, but I sure hope it all ties in. There are a few noteworthy happenings that occur (such as both Deadpool and Antman trying to stow away with the Guardians) that are funny, but not really necessary to the plot. And then there’s the Raptor plot. I was seriously hoping that this was going to become more of a thing in Guardians (and not just because the more we see of them, the more likely we are to obtain a Darkhawk reboot), and it looks like my want is being granted! Though I’ll admit I didn’t see that twist coming, not one bit. I’m still digesting it a bit to be honest. On the whole this was a decent read; four short stories, with varying levels of seriousness, and then diving back into the main story. I can’t wait to see where they’re leading us with the Nova and Raptors plots. I hope they reveal more next issue.

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    Now having read this I can truly say that Gerry Duggan is really proving himself as an architect of the cosmic Marvel Universe. Before I go into the review I would like to correct something I said in the first review. I had stated that the series had been cancelled but it appears I may have been misinformed. That being said, onto the main review. This volume is various from the previous one as there's no overarching story. Instead the problems contained here in take put around the happenings of the first book, giving each member of the squad a solo adventure with which to obtain to know them better. There are also a lot of references to previous Cosmic Marvel storylines, buy it shouldn't be to hard to fallow without having read them. The art is various from problem to problem as well, but it is all still written by sue #3: The first problem in the book focuses on Gamora, as she discovers her soul may not be whole after receiving visions from inside the Soul Gem, an Infinity Stone. This is the begin of her quest referenced in the first volume, and though I didn't think it was the best problem in this collection, I was intrigued by the story and can't wait to see it unfold. The art for this comic was done Frazer Irving, who delivers a dark and realistic sue #5: Next up is Star-Lord, who has probably the least necessary story. In said tale, he breaks one of his melody tapes and has to find the universe to replace it. This takes put before the heist from the first volume. Though it wasn't as necessary as other problems in the collection, it makes up for it with the clever ending it delivers. Chris Samnee delivers solid art related to his work on the Black Widow sue #7: This part of the book was the most exciting for me as it tells us the reason behind Drax's sudden change to pacifism. Though not as epic as I expected, we obtain a satisfying reason for the change. Greg Smallwood's art that I loved in Moon Knight, returns sue #9: Another necessary issue, we are now given the reason why Groot has lost most of his mass. Him being around two feet tall now. It's a amazing story and somewhat emotional as well. Mike Hawthorne and Terry Pallot's art is simply okay. It has weird look to it, especially with the sue #11: If you have been wondering what the newly resurrected Nova/ Richard Ryder has been up to, you obtain your respond here. Not the most exciting but it plants the seed of a future storyline to come. Roland Boschi does the art and honestly though I haven't loved his work in the past, it is really amazing sue #12: The final problem in this volume has the Guardians step up their android game in the hunt for the missing Infinity Stones. While on the hunt, they gain a fresh member while unknown forces seek to end their quest. This is one of my favorite problems as it builds on the mysteries set up in the previous volume. Rod Reis's art is beautiful good.Overall, though not as amazing as the first one I loved this volume and I can't wait to see what happens next.4/5

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    The artwork in this TPB blows me away; Gamora's problem is especially breathtaking. There are a lot of various styles on display with something for only very minor gripe is that the method in which the problems have been collected sometimes feels like an anthology y of the problems function independently to fill in holes from previous stories, which results in a slight loss of forward momentum and l in all I've been finding Duggan's Guardians incredibly enjoyable. The series respectfully honors the past and offers something new. Riders in the Sky is definitely worth a read.(Collecting All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3, #5, #7, #9 and #11-12.)

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    These are mainly one-shots separate from the main arc of Gerry Duggan's run of Guardians of the Galaxy. My main gripe with them is that they were separated from the main book as they do include a lot of hero development for the Guardians, like why Drax is now a failing pacifist, but the stories are still amazing overall. The latest two problems set up the explanation for Talonar, the main baddie of the All-New Guardians series. I recommend it as a amazing collection of hero stories.

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    The style of this book was very various than the first volume, but much more artistic and thought provoking. This is a flashback story for all the characters filling in the holes of the first volume. The star lord problem is possible one of my fresh favorite problems of any marvel book in the latest year. The “all new” line of guardians is moving in the right direction for guardian stories and Provides a level of respecting the audience intelligence that lacks in the marvel now and bendis books. Thanks Dugan for respecting your audience and not dumbing down the guardians like bendis has.

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    The art in most problems is poor and the story is okey, didn't like it as much as I liked the first volume :/

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders in the Sky collects problems #3, 5, 7, 9 and #11-12 of the All Fresh e ‘missing’ six problems are the squad story that these odd/solo problems fill in the background and character-motivation for, revealing a whole swathe of stuff, mostly stunningly illustrated and scripted. I thought the first volume was OK, apart from the art, which I disliked, but there was something missing from it. That something is here – the “gosh” “wow” items that has been missing from the Guardians adventures since they faded out after the Annihilation happening and its aftermath; now those days are back, for the title of this collection refers to the Nova Corps, who are sharing this book as a huge sub-plot, and who obtain problem #11 all to themselves, while problem #12 continues the squad story from volume 1, and features some prospective fresh members:“There’s no room aboard out ship for a bog monster”There is more cosmic items and character-development in this book than in the entire previous series and all its spin-offs, but it probably wouldn’t have worked so well if it had been intercut with the ‘regular’ story.If you have seen the fresh Star Trek TV series, then their final stage when the distress call comes in and you begin to realise where it is going, that’s how I felt about this. Play the music…

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    All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Riders In The Sky (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017-2018)) review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:1

    Riders in the Sky continues the recent round in the Guardians of the Galaxy reboot. If you look at the problem numbers included, they’re a small bit all over the put (as was the first volume, if you recall). Likely they sorted the problems into a various order for the volumes, in order to tell a specific story. Most of the stories here are more along the ‘one-shot’ sense, where they only latest a single issue. As mentioned above, there are several plots/stories for this volume, five in total. The first four focus on each of our heroes (with Rocket and Groot grouped together), and the latest is more along the lines of the main plot already started, a feeling that is confirmed by its multi-issue nature. Gamora gets the spotlight first; honestly before this I had been thinking I missed something from Guardians of the Galaxy (perhaps everything happened in another series?) but now I realize it was just some creative storytelling. The whole run of the All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora has been obsessing about getting to the soul stone. What I didn’t really understand was why. Or more accurately, I didn’t know the info leading up to that point. Through context I understood that Gamora believed that part of her soul was trapped in said stone, but I still didn’t understand what happenings led her to that conclusion. Now that I’ve read this, I understand how the pieces fall together a bit more. It was nice seeing a Doctor Strange appearance as well as several other cameos (most of which occur inside the soul stone, and thus could be considered to be something other than canon? At least they’re not the characters we’ve gotten used to over the years). Star-Lords (aka Peter Quill) story came next. I’ll confess I was immediately place off by the art style chosen – it felt cartoonish and silly. Admittedly Quill’s story isn’t the deepest of tales, but it was interesting. I loved the concept of being able to search pockets in zone that are still transmitting (or more accurately, receiving Earth’s transmissions) specific data he’d want. Specifically, 80’s music. It’s actually beautiful cool. Everything around that was a bit on the silly side, so be ready for a more casual read. Drax’s story is next; and is odd in that it has two points. The first is to blend his experiences with Gamora (as his soul is also trapped in the soul stone), but the other is of his own. Finally we’re given the respond as to why Drax the Destroyer has become a pacifist. I won’t ruin it for you, as it’s truly worth reading (it’s probably the highlight of the volume, or at least one of them). The latest of the one-shot stories also explains previous happenings – specifically why Baby Groot is well…a baby. It’s simple to forget that the film and comic Groots are different, and therefore what happened in the first film wouldn’t affect small Groot. So that raises the question; what exactly happened to him? And why isn’t he growing? (Frankly that’s the bigger concern here). Adding Rocket’s regret, self-hatred, and guilt to the mix really created for an emotional read. And finally we’re on to the ‘main’ plot. I place that in quotes as I obviously don’t know if it’s the main plot, but I sure hope it all ties in. There are a few noteworthy happenings that occur (such as both Deadpool and Antman trying to stow away with the Guardians) that are funny, but not really necessary to the plot. And then there’s the Raptor plot. I was seriously hoping that this was going to become more of a thing in Guardians (and not just because the more we see of them, the more likely we are to obtain a Darkhawk reboot), and it looks like my want is being granted! Though I’ll admit I didn’t see that twist coming, not one bit. I’m still digesting it a bit to be honest. On the whole this was a decent read; four short stories, with varying levels of seriousness, and then diving back into the main story. I can’t wait to see where they’re leading us with the Nova and Raptors plots. I hope they reveal more next issue.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    An exiting action packed e art is excellent, from one of today's top artist in the e story is OK. Well written. Very favorite parts where Superman's inner dialogues, They create him brave and really smart. Shows it takes more than super-powers to be super-hero. Also Batman and Superman NOT being rivals and actually trusting each other. And Clark acting like a reporter and not just being a cover up for the world's greatest hero.What I dislike was having the troops considering Superman a threat...Again. Its been so overused lately (Superman:Birthright, Superman: Earth One, Superman: Secret Origin, the Man of Steel movie, etc).

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    If I could give it a 3.5, I would. But, rounding up is fair.I, in general, don't like Superman stories. His concept doesn't intrigue me often. Snyder created this story interesting. He isn't the first to do so, but the list of writers to succeed at this is a short n we just talk about Lee's art in this one? He's never allow me down and today was no exception. Sometimes he does a panel or a spread that makes me ridiculously envious of his talent. And yes, his inker and colorist both play large roles in the final product, but goodness does he give them some attractive locations to start.Oddly enough, the few appearances of Batman were the highlights for me and were also the source of the only two laugh out loud moments. And, boy were they doozies. I'd have to imagine that a real Superman fan would have rated this a 5 star without question or reservation.If you're a Superman fan, I sincerely hope you'll consider giving this one a try.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    This book isn't quite there for me. The story just doesn't bring it all together for me, which is surprising for Snyder's work. Lee's art is spectacular, but I found myself bored more often than not. The fresh villian isn't very cool, and I don't expect we will see him again in Superman comics to come. There were some beautiful visually cool battles, that is the best part of this book. I would either wait for the paperback, or obtain the kindle version. Whatever is cheapest, because I don't think it's worth 20 bucks! This book was simply Meh.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    Love Superman comics? This one is for you. Ahardcover edition of a amazing storyline. Rates right up there with the Death of Superman re modern story arc about Superman reaching a point where he must decide to cross a line he never would before. The decision doesn't come easy, but the respond brings more revelations about his home globe and the as yet unknown & untapped abilities he has.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    This, by far, is simply one of the best installments of the man of steel saga to date. This touches base on nearly every aspect that makes this character just that...a t Snyder is a much required addition to the Superman design group; having saved it from sinking into mediocrity and should be given the helm of this ship before it goes any further off is is a must have centerpiece for any collector of "The Fresh 52".

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    Lovely. Probably required a longer script: more exposition, more subtlety introducing Superman's enemy, etc. Supes lets Snyder speak in a method that the Bat won't, and Lee lets him soar where Capullo keeps him grounded. If anything, this book proves 1) Superman is more intellectual than the Republican lackey he can be portrayed as, 2) Lee and Snyder are each the best at what they do, and/but 3) Snyder and Capullo are the excellent pair, the Lennon and McCartney, the Difford and Tilbrook, the Shakespeare and the Sandman. This book is so great, so attractive and so ambitious, but nothing lands like Snyder's stories on Capullo's visions.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    the book is amazing bot the action takes a while to obtain there and in some parts is a small unrealistic. like if superman where to use his true power he could beautiful much finish the plot of this book in no time. it's still a amazing adventure worth the read.

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    Such a amazing read.... I was actually excited while reading the entire story and that rarely happens with me. Scott Snyder is the best comic book author of our time in my opinion and he has definitely hit another home run with this stand alone Superman tale. Also, Wraith is a amazing character....I really enjoyed his story. Ok, I will end by just saying that Jim Lee's art is completely insane in this book, as usual.... Highly recommended for a longtime Supes fan, or someone just looking to read an amazing superhero story. You cannot go wrong with this trade.....

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    Scott Synder is definitely a pro at exposing various aspects of our well known superheroes as well as bringing a cunning element to our books. The writing here leaves the reader with a lot of room to reflect on regarding Superman's humanity, at least in my opinion. Jim Lee's illustrations matches the tone of the story well and helps make a nice fluidity throughout each issue. I'm not a large Superman fan but I am 100% satisfied that I have this deluxe edition in my collection. Have fun the read

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    Superman Unchained: Deluxe Edition (The New 52) review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:1

    I have always liked Superman. I like the story line and the artwork. very satisfied with my purchase. Go Superman.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    A Android game of You is one of shakier Sandman collection, but still earns itself a excellent rating as far as I'm concerned. AGOY follows the story of five young women who are drawn into the realm of Morpheus. Strangely, Morpheus is barely in this book, but I feel that it works for the criticism this book often receives is the treatment of the hero Wanda, who is a pre-op trans-sexual. Some people think this book comes off as sexist, but I don't see it. Wanda is easily the strongest and most developed hero in the book, and most of the sexism is just a representation of the bias society already has for transsexuals.If you like this series so far, you'll love this book.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    While the story was enjoyable near the end, I felt that the build-up to that end was somewhat lacking in comparison to the previous volume, Season of Mists. The art is still very amazing and matches the tone of story excellently, but I am more interested in the exploits of Morpheus himself rather than the exploits of those effected by him.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Perfect Story. Highly recommended for a a comic book fan I know most people probably imagine the globe of comics as being about super heroes or Sunday Funnies. But, the comic medium is worthy of so much ndman is that "much more". The story is excellent, and is wonderfully executed. You're going to wish to obtain all of these at once, because they can't be place down.If you're already a comic book fan, you've likely heard of Sandman. So what are you waiting for? Read this already!If you aren't already a comic book fan, maybe it's time to give it a chance. If any story is going to change your mind about the possibilities of this art form, this is the one.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    One of the, well, dreamiest entries in the "Sandman" series, this is the story of Barbie. Unable to dream since the happenings of The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (where she was a minor character), we explore that it isn't just that she needs to dream - her dreams need her. To reclaim her, a mission is launched into the "real world." Morpheus isn't a major figure in this story (although he does create a significant appearance at the end). This is mainly the story of Barbie, her friends, and her dreamworld.I enjoyed this book a amazing deal. While reading it, I didn't feel it had a specifically feminine feel but I can understand the reviews that read it that way. There is an oblique and indirect nature to the resolution of the conflict of the story that is very various from the head-on approach a reader may expect. Barbie's journey into her own inner globe mirrors what a lot of of us may experience - in a less fantastical method - in our own lives. The inner globe is there and we can recognize it. It is a part of us. But it doesn't completely belong to us and there are surprises there that exceed what we expected to find.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I finished this in one sitting, in less than 2 hours. The only thing I can complain about is that it was over too soon. A very interesting work that takes the focus away from Morpheus and the Endless and redirects it to a globe that is both mundane and magical. It's quite fun noting the parallels between the two overlapping stories, and drawing your own significance from the symbolism in each. Like most of Gaiman's works, it leaves you with a sense of ambiguity, even futility as the quest these characters undertake reach unexpected and even undesired results (kind of like life, huh?). All in all, a amazing read and deserving of a put in the Sandman mythos.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I've been hooked on the series since the 1st book. I can't wait to have them all!

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    The Sandman is simply one of the 20th century's greatest series of novels and novellas, and I didn't say graphic novels either, novels period! This is English Lit. at its best.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I loved these stories in the trade paperback form, and I really looked forward to them on the Kindle Fire. The fresh Kindle Fire Comics with the pop-out panels are a surprisingly nice method to read comics; and I thought Watchmen in this format was a masterpiece. But I also knew Watchmen had a significant advantage in this regard: the entire series was drawn with an extremely regular panel grid, with only rare deviations. So pop-up rectangular panels suited it well. I expected the format to be more challenging for something with more panel dozens -- especially something as downright experimental as I expected some of the pop-out choices to be difficult. I was ready to tolerate some unusual choices. And they handled it well, better than they did in Volumes 1, 2, and 4. They did a nice job with challenging panels like wide or tall panels with dialog balloons in a lot of places. They did an OK job with some of the rotated panels. In Volumes 1, 2, and 4, in some locations they got the dialog order wrong, so a response pops out before the statement that prompted it; and in a few cases, they missed a dialog balloon entirely; and the only method I could read it was to switch to page mode. This volume had neither of those problems, so I'm giving it 5 stars.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    This can't be explained. It has to be experienced. Do it.

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    The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Awesome book. This is one of my favorite volumes. The hardback is nice, but seems to be an older printing, before the color-remastered versions came out, which I prefer.

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    Ultimates 2 Vol. 2: Eternity War (Ultimates 2 (2016-2017)) review [Book]  2018-1-26 18:1

    This book collects problems #7-9 and #100 (32 pages) of the second season of the Ultimates, bringing this particular run and title to a close. I don’t know if they just created the number 100 up, or whether they added up all the previous Ultimates series and got is volume apparently brings the cosmic disruption caused by the Secret Battles happening to a close, as the Ultimates search themselves, Galactus and other cosmic entities involved in a plot to rescue Eternity from his captor. Also involved are some surprising guest-stars from the lost Ultimates universe, and not just the Evil Reed is really is a cosmic story, in the amazing traditions of Marvel cosmic epics, even though it is a bit shorter than its predecessors while being even bigger in scope, but as thy say on Sunset Boulevard, “I didn’t obtain smaller, the comics got bigger”, or is an perfect story nonetheless, but the very stylised artwork, while making everything look alien and cosmicy, distanced me from the characters; In some past cosmic epics, such as those illustrated by Gene Colan or Jim Starlin, their style of artwork kept the human characters human, whereas here the humans feel as alien as the aliens; there is no sense of otherness when the humans are not seen as human in an alien is still an perfect story and conclusion.

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    Ultimates 2 Vol. 2: Eternity War (Ultimates 2 (2016-2017)) review [Book]  2018-1-26 18:1

    Al Ewing is on of the top writers in comics and he nailed his Ultimates Run.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    For my intial taste of Sandman, I think this one is probably my favorite of the first three that I bought and read over one night. I blame it solely on the chapter "24 Hours"(which is an extraneous chapter in the overall tale if you think about it) but I'll let myself to attribute it, as well, to the overall haunting theme of life, death, and the in-between that is sleep. Some beautiful amazing storytelling, and some interesting(and fear-inducing) art create this a worthy bundle of linear stories.But if you wish an insight into the absolute vision Gaiman had, you should read the scripts in the back of the collection.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    I have just recently got into comics but have always been interested in the graphic novel medium. I watched a YouTube review on the comic book and thought I give it a shot: I am so glad that I did. The storytelling and art pulls you into the globe and doesn't allow go, even in your dreams. I can trace several nightmares back to this novel as I was reading it but instead of stopping I just wanted more; so emotionally invested. I love this novel and I hope you will to!

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    I read into too much of the hype surrounding The sandman. As most 1rst volumes this is one is a bit weak compared to later readings but it is one of the larger ones. It is beautiful entertaining after problem one When Dream has to take back both his life and power. But the Dr. Death Story was just weak. His trip in hell and meeting with john were both nice but trying to incorporate DC Heroes into the title was a mistake. I know it serves no purpose to critique ancient history but that's why I say got to your libraries. Its a famous title and you might search it there. Later volumes improve in both art and story so don't allow the first volume hold ya away. Skip it and read a summary online if ya can. Sandman is at the very least an entertaining series so skip the purchase but not the read.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    Amazing storyteller. The comic is sometimes hard to see details, but otherwise it's a amazing set of stories that include surprising hero development and unusual scenarios. Well worth the effort.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    A amazing story. Recommend to everyone.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    Husband loved it, it was a bonus

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    Better than I remember as a kid! Interesting story but for some reason I didn't remember the DC characters. It seemed kind of weird but it is explained in the forward or somewhere. The only bummer was some of the pages I had to screenshot and zoom in. The print was method too little on my 7 inch tablet.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes is the first volume of the graphic novel series of Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman. Preludes collects the first eight volumes written. These follow a quest by Dream, one of the immortal Endless, to recover his powers and his realm, The Dreaming, after escaping a lifetime imprisonment at the hands of an English occult society. Dream's journey brings him to a lot of interesting locales and forces him to cross paths with other DC characters, such as Scarecrow and John Contantine.Positive:* Gaiman is skilled storyteller and each chapter works as a self-contained tale. He has the ability to quickly make characters we can empathize with and are interested in.* Comic book lore, pop culture, and mythology are woven together beautifully to make a globe that is pleasantly gative:* Gaiman himself admits in the afterword that during this first volume he is struggling to search his voice. Subsequently, the stories oscillate between occult mystery, dark fantasy, horror, psychological studies, and superhero action. The quality of the writing wavers quite a bit as well.* While the individual chapters are engaging, the overall story arc is not. It is a cliché quest adventure in which Dream must overcame obstacles to recover three lost artifacts one by r Fans Of: modern mythology, urban fantasy, and dark fantasyBottom Line: While flawed, this volume shows amazing promise especially towards the end of the book. The chapters "24 Hours" and "The Sound of Her Wings" would be considered amazing writing in any format. Gaiman has set the scene for better things to come in future entries with an engaging character, Dream, and an interesting world. Though not consistently amazing writing, Preludes is a worthwhile read.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    This is, for all intents and purposes, Neil Gaiman's first true piece of work. Granted, he'd been a journalist, and he'd written a couple of other graphic novels, but nothing on this scale, nothing with this distribution, and nothing as significant.And frankly, it ere are some faults that Neil Gaiman suffers from that most of his fans are willing to forgive, and all are in evidence here. He relies heavily on preexisting characters (though in this case, it's not only mythological characters, but also a couple of moderately obscure stock DC Comics characters), but provides small exposition as to who these people are. His general style is somewhat detached and off-putting. If you don't like Gaiman for whatever reason, this book won't create you like him any l that said, this is still a decent story in its own right, and a important step toward getting the best out of the rest of the Sandman cycle (which gets better very quickly). While the first story or two happen to be awkward and clunky, by the time the book gets to the latest chapter Gaiman is firmly in control of his topic matter, though he's still feeling his method around. In particular, the latest story of the collection is a favorite for most, being the introduction of perhaps Gaiman's most famous (and one of his few original) an isolated story arc, the first seven stories are roughly on par with most average comic books. Nothing to write home about, but interesting treatments all the same. I'm personally not nearly as blown away by 24 Hours as the majority of the reading public (though it does have one of the greatest humor panels of the entire series), but it's still solid. Most of the material that you encounter here will become critical in later story lines as well, so skipping it isn't the greatest short, you're probably not going to obtain the internal references to the hosts of the old DC horror series (Eve, Cain, Abel, and Destiny all appeared in that aspect, and were salvaged from those stories), you may not recognize the basic DC villain, but you can probably still appreciate the story for what it is, and it sets you up for much better things to come.

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    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-23 18:2

    I am by no means a graphic novel aficionado. I was guided gently to the genre through Alan Moore's "The Watchman" and I loved it (the film was amazing too!). After soliciting suggestions for further readings from mates they all recommended Gaiman's Sandman series and I'm grateful. This book chronicles the pursuit of the anthropomorphic character Dream to recapture 3 objects of power which were stolen from him after a "summoning gone wrong". After the first chapter I assumed that the rest of the book would plod through an unassuming, routine treasure hunt, but I was an idiot. Preludes and Nocturnes is hideously creative and quickly spirals into what I'm told is typical Gaiman: riveting, chaotic, and at times disgusting entertainment. Gaiman is very amazing at creating those suspenseful junctures in stories that force the reader to ask "What the hell could possibly happen next!?" in a fit of nail biting anxiety. The artwork (Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III) is equally short: Buy the book. Create a pot of coffee. Have fun the madness. (Then buy the rest of the series!)

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    How a lot of times have you heard a lot of hype about a product, finally buy it, and then am disappointed? Well, I can honestly say that such is NOT the case here. I've been hearing for years and years how amazing the Sandman series was, how if you didn't read it, you were horribly depriving yourself. How this was some of the best *fiction* much less fantasy fiction ever written in any form. How this was a graphical novel series for grown-ups, how it's adult fiction in the best sense of the word. So I finally broke down and started the series. Vol. 1 and 2 were really good, and then I bought Vol. 3 here. Holy cow. "The Dream of a Thousand Cats" ALONE was well worth the price of admission. "Mid-Summer Night's Dream" was award-winning, and worth every accolade Gaiman got.I know you hear lots of hype but in this case it's worth ere's only one other series out there that can compare to this: Starman by James Robison. If you loved that series, with its well-thought-out characters, extremely intricate plots, foreshadowing and "Easter Eggs" which take years to work out, and storylines which bring you to tears and laughter, then this series is for you.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    First up, all of the 10 volumes of The Sandman novels deserve 5 stars. They are a phenomenal acheivement in not only graphic novels but in storytelling itself. The story is complex and cerebral and the characters so well developed that Sandman is one of my favorite stories period. The novels are intensely violent and often disturbing but everything that happens serves a purpose, and nothing happens by possibility or just for the sake of things happening. Something that happens in one volume may become vitally necessary 3 or 4 volumes later. By the end of the 10th volume everything has come full circle with an appropriate and satisfying end.With regards to Volume 3 itself it is exceptionally good, with some clever takes on historical events. This volume consists of 4 different, unrelated short stories. While Morpheus plays a role in 3 of the 4 he is more of a minor hero than the basic focus. The first story focuses on Calliope, a former lover of Morpheus, who has been imprisoned by a writer to be used for inspiration. The second story concerns a cat whose kittens were killed by humans. She seeks out Morpheus who shows her an alternate reality where cats are the dominant lifeform. The third story concerns Morpheus' involvement in Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. This story won a Globe Fantasy Award, the first comic to do so. The final story is about a minor DC superhero, Element Girl, who is retired and ashamed of her appearance. She wants to die but cannot because she is invulnerable. She meets Death and asks her to speak to the sun god Ra and let her to far as the volume's content on the Kindle Fire - I was hesitant to abandon the volumes in print worried that the Kindle Fire might provide a more difficult viewing experience. That hasn't turned out the be the case. The novel is simple to read, you can scan in to specific boxes, and the colors are vibrant.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    A collection of one shot stories between the Doll's House, and Season of the Mists story arch, you can really obtain a sense of Gaiman playing with his now iconic hero here. From the dream of a heartbroken cat, to the very first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the tales weave through time and zone as we obtain to see fresh sides and aspects of the Lord of Dreams, discovering fresh facets of him as the author himself discovered them. While there is very small to be lost plot wise by skipping this volume, there is everything to be gained in reading it.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    First off, this probably isn't the best volume (Dream Country - problems #17-20) to just pick up and read if you haven't read the past 2 volumes. There's some characters (Death) and story lines (Shakespeare) that rely on volumes 1 and 2 respectively. You could read this one if you really wanted but I'd suspect the gravity and history of the stories would be lost on fresh far as the stories go in this volume they are mostly one shots and aren't continuing - much like volume 2 was with A Doll's House - so it's a nice change of pace if you are coming straight out of volume 2 into this this one. Each story has a beginning, middle, and end without having to read the entire volume to obtain the full story. With that said each story has its own notice and meaning so be prepared to read each one twice or more to really obtain a handle on the art and dialogue to better understand its purpose. As such, it is this book that, in my opinion, makes it the reason why a lot of consider the Sandman series to be the "intellectual's graphic novel". We learn a small history about Morpheus and really see him evolve as a hero in this book. If you've read this volume along with the first 2 and still don't like the series then this is probably a amazing stopping e book itself is just like the previous two; amazing paper quality, nice size, recolored artwork and includes a script at the end from Gaiman concerning one of stories, Calliope (if that interests you). It also includes the Globe Fantasy Award winning short story, A Midsummer Night's Dream.A fast summary of the 4 problems inside:Calloipe: A man imprisons one of the Muses and uses her to spur his creativity which attracts the scorn of Morpheus.A Dream of a Thousand Cats: Even animals can venture into Dream's domain as we learn of the rule of cats and humans rise over them.A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare must pay well on his debt to Dream and perform his popular play to an unnatural audience.Facade: An immortal women wishes for death.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    Gaiman is a master. His mind functions in a method no other person's does, and in this series he takes you on the grand tour of it. I will warn you, this volume has a script in the back which constitutes about the latest quarter of the book. This script is an earlier ver of the story "Calliope" and gives you a look into the creative process. It's very interesting as an inside look at the art of making comics, but may be dull to some who wish more story.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    This was my least favorite of the Sandman series, it was set differently and the main hero doesn't create as much of an appearance in this one. It's still full, colorful, and wonderfully written.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    If you are looking at the 3rd volume of Sandman, it's because you know Sandman is very good, you know Gaiman is very good, and you know you wish this. I'd be surprised if anyone ever reads these reviews.But I wanted to leave a review to warn you to obtain this from someone other than Amazon fulfillment. The shipping was fast, but the packaging was unacceptable. It showed up in a "box" that was essentially a big, flat piece of cardboard folded around the book and taped shut. There were a lot of gaps in coverage such that substantial portions of the book were exposed to the elements during shipping. If you live somewhere rainy, this pack is almost guaranteed to arrive completely ditionally, the inside of the "box" was significantly larger than the book, and no precautions were created to secure the book or protect its cover from scuffing in any way. It slid around freely in the "box" with the slighest of movement, banging into corners and sides and potentially scuffing the cover. Mine arrived with only corner hurt and top edge damage, but it is a miracle that the cover art wasn't also scraped up. I expect that most others will not be so lucky. Amazon does not understand the collector mindset that wants to have this book (and presumably the other 11 that you will probably buy) in at least a respectably presentable condition, and they create no packaging concessions to protect this tom line, you know you're going to buy this. Just don't buy it from Amazon if you care about its condition.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    Simply one of the best series of Stories, Novels, and novellas written in the 20th century. People are going to be turning on to the The Sandman for a lot of years to come, truly destined to become a classic, and I'm not just talking as a graphic series. You'd to wise to read these in order though.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    While this Volume includes stories with the Sandman a secondary or tertiary character, the writing is sublime and the art still has the classic sandman style. While this is not the most noteworthy nor exciting volume it is, none the less, another unbelievable addition to the r the casual reader, as this volume is not integral to the main sandman storyline and lacks some of the dark themes found generally found in the other volumes, this may be a amazing introduction to the universe and will support prepare you for some of the darker themes Gaiman often includes. I will, however, suggest that once you are feeling prepared you should begin over with Volume r the non casual reader, it's a light read. Enjoy.

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    The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-11-24 18:1

    Perfect Story. Highly recommended for a a comic book fan I know most people probably imagine the globe of comics as being about super heroes or Sunday Funnies. But, the comic medium is worthy of so much ndman is that "much more". The story is excellent, and is wonderfully executed. You're going to wish to obtain all of these at once, because they can't be place down.If you're already a comic book fan, you've likely heard of Sandman. So what are you waiting for? Read this already!If you aren't already a comic book fan, maybe it's time to give it a chance. If any story is going to change your mind about the possibilities of this art form, this is the one.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    In these days of everything having to be genre specific, style specific, demographic specific - specify your target audience, specify one linear storyline and ram your writing right down people's throats for 'em, Neil Gaiman is a so refreshing. He's having a small bit of everything with The Sandman series. You're going to see everything form satire to a brilliantly weaved mythology, to social cometary, to fairy tale telling, to suspense, to horror, to romance, to literary critique, form, and analysis - and all it delivered bound and wrapped, with a punch in the nose. And what I like best personally is that out of all the malfeasant behaviors in the globe that Gaiman goes after, snobbery is the the most constant and vile. He amps it up so well and I just think you're just going to love The Sandman no mater what kind of items you usually read. But definitely do yourself a favor and read these in order. It's a long and awesome journey you don't wish to miss.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    As someone who came into the Sandman party a few decades late, I must say that this volume is a amazing return to form for the series as a whole. The previous volume, Dream Country, felt more like set-up for future story lines (one of which pays off in this volume), while this one feels more like the first volume in the sense that it expands upon the lore and provides unbelievable hero development. I honestly did not think that I would search a sequence of happenings that would rival the abstract war between Morpheus and the demon in the first volume, but nearly everything in this volume rivals that scene, from Lucifer's and Morpheus' interactions to Morpheus playing host to the widest array of mythological beings I have seen outside of a Marvel or DC book (and even then, the characters are NOTHING like the aforementioned companies' iterations).Fantastic art and intriguing writing both support to create this volume of the Sandman one to be remembered for a amazing long while.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    My favorite volume yet in Gaiman's 'The Sandman'. Thus far The Sandman has been a series of stories, rather than one cohesive one (although certain happenings from prior volumes are referenced in this one). I have heard that from this point onward the story does obtain a bit more cohesive, maybe it does, we will see, but as far as a complete story this was undoubtedly the best one yet. Along with Morpheus were are treated with another appearance by Lucifer in this volume. Not just Lucifer but Odin, Loki, Thor, Anubis, Bast, even Chaos itself graces these pages. Sound interesting? It is. Read it.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Like a lot of young boys I read comics as a child. Spiderman and Silver Surfer were my favorites and I still have fun dusting off an old Marvel from time to time. When I got to college a lot of of my brothers were passing around the old president's copy of Watchmen and I was floored by how amazing comics could be. I created my method through a lot of other Alan Moore works finding, with a amazing deal of surprise, that I rather linked Swamp Thing which brought me to Neil Gaiman. Knew the name but was unfamiliar with his work. Started in on Sandman. The first three volumes were quite amazing and I could see why Gaiman was mentioned along with Moore as being the gold standard. Then I read volume 4. The layers upon layers of mythology, the masterful building of suspense. this is quite simply the best comic book I have ever read (excepting for Maus, which is in a separate category. I mean, yeah it's a comic, but...if you have read it you know of which I am trying to speak. If you haven't read it do so). The third problem I nearly applauded when I finished it. My largest fear having just finished this volume is that all other books, comic or otherwise, will be a disappointment. Oh well. The Dark Knight Rises was no Dark Knight but it was still rather well done. Fingers crossed though that Neil could somehow replicate this extraordinary tale in volume 5!

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    First up, all of the 10 volumes of The Sandman novels deserve 5 stars. They are a phenomenal acheivement in not only graphic novels but in storytelling itself. The story is complex and cerebral and the characters so well developed that Sandman is one of my favorite stories period. The novels are intensely violent and often disturbing but everything that happens serves a purpose, and nothing happens by possibility or just for the sake of things happening. Something that happens in one volume may become vitally necessary 3 or 4 volumes later. By the end of the 10th volume everything has come full circle with an appropriate and satisfying end.With regards to Volume 4 itself it is one of my private favorites. The main storyline being that Lucifer abandons hell and leaves the keys to far as the volume's content on the Kindle Fire - I was hesitant to abandon the volumes in print worried that the Kindle Fire might provide a more difficult viewing experience. That hasn't turned out the be the case. The novel is simple to read, you can scan in to specific boxes, and the colors are vibrant.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    I've heard for years and years about how amazing this series was, and that I was seriously depriving myself by not reading them. Well, for the most part the hype so far has held up. You can read the blurb for the story summary. Lots of amazing surprises, and once again Gaiman finishes up an unfinished story (that of his long-lost love Nada) that he teased several problems back.I'm finding more and more similarities in this series to Starman by James Robinson. Robinson would place out a teaser or foreshadowing in a throwaway line, then pay it off years later in a story that had you going back and saying "Oh, so THAT"S what he was referring to!" Well thought-out characters, extremely intricate plotting, the ability to talk about adult topic matter without being prurient, rewarding the careful reader with Easter Eggs, etc. That's Gaiman. As best as I can tell from the 4 volumes I've read so far, he deserved all the accolades he received. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Seasons of Mist shows off everything I could have asked for in this series. In the first chapter, along with the best artwork the series has had to date, we obtain to meet two more of Morpheus's family: the oddball Delirium, and the intimidating Destiny. Neither of these characters disappoint. The book goes on to bring forth a large collection of mythological figures the globe over. Gaiman brings all of these characters together only complaint about the book is that the ending wasn't quite satisfactory to me. However, most of the people I have talked to about the book disagree, so there is a amazing possibility you will too.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    "The Sandman: Season of Mists" is the fourth volume of ten. In this epic, Dream travels to Hell in a quest to free a woman named Nada that he condeemed to Hell over ten thousand years ago. He goes on this quest, because he took the tip and encouragement of his eldest sister, Death. When Dream arrives to Hell he finds that there is no one there and that Lucifer no longer wants the burden of ruling Hell weighing down upon him, so he gives the key to his domain to Dream. Initially, Dream is honored, but he soon realizes that the power of this key is corrupting him. In his kingdom of the Dreaming, Dream sits and ponders what he should do with this key. At this time, Dream is visited by a horde of characters from mythological realms to the Silver Town to the very depths of Hell itself. Dream's decision in this story is incredibly necessary not only to the people who have traveled for the key, but to the universe that surrounds them.Anyway, this book is probably right up there with "The Doll's House," which still, in my opinion, is a masterpiece. "Season of Mists" should be in every comic book readers collection along with all the other "Sandman" books.

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Neil Gaiman is the man! One of the best stories he has ever told. I can't wait to obtain the whole set!

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    The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-14 18:1

    Vol. III of the greatest graphic novel of all time. I read this one years ago and since I am getting senile, I thought I would reread it in light of the fresh Fox TV Network present Lucifer. This volume of The Sandman introduces the Lucifer hero to readers of the series. It has Lucifer quitting Hell and turning the key to the put over to Dream of the Endless, or The Sandman and his issue with who to give it to. I think Lucifer the Fox Network present picks up the story from there.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Five huge stars for my favorite volume of The Sandman yet. I was told, somewhere around volume 3, that the comic gets better from there - volume by volume. So far, that has been absolutely true. Gaiman hit his stride with The Sandman a few volumes ago and has kept right on walking. He is a talented writer, with a whole host of talented artists, letterers, editors and others alongside him. Mix all this together and you have one heck of a comic this volume Delirium of the Endless, and sister to Dream, has decided to search her lost brother. She begins to enlist her siblings for help, and finds a companion for her journey in Morpheus. I absolutely loved Delirium in this volume. She was perfectly written, very funny, and her hero really shone. The dynamic between her and Morpheus was a was also interesting to note in this volume certain story lines that popped back up from earlier volumes. Story lines that, at the time, I did not realize would be connected to later events. Gaiman has placed these connections seamlessly in his story thus far, and it's fun to see. Looking forward to volume 8.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Brief Lives is yet another amazing installment in a series already filled with amazing installments. I would say that BL is both the funniest and the most philosophical that the Sandman has ever e humor is due in huge part to the glorious return of dreams youngest sister, Delirium. She...you just can't describe it really, which is appropriate for her character. I guess I would have to say her ADD type personality leads to some laugh out loud moments. Especially when she gets together with e rest of the humor and the philosophy comes from Dream's long lost brother, the prodigal. For those who haven't read, I won't give away his true name. This man is the most reflective of the endless, and the reasons for abandoning his realm are finally revealed. Long time Gaiman fans may also message the seeds being planted for his novel American Gods, released in the early 2000'is isn't my favorite story in the series, but it is for a lot of others that I know. Obtain reading!

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    First up, all of the 10 volumes of The Sandman novels deserve 5 stars. They are a phenomenal acheivement in not only graphic novels but in storytelling itself. The story is complex and cerebral and the characters so well developed that Sandman is one of my favorite stories period. The novels are intensely violent and often disturbing but everything that happens serves a purpose, and nothing happens by possibility or just for the sake of things happening. Something that happens in one volume may become vitally necessary 3 or 4 volumes later. By the end of the 10th volume everything has come full circle with an appropriate and satisfying end.With regards to Volume 7, it is good, and central to the story arc, but not my favorite volume. This is primarily because I had a hard time personally relating to the hero of Delirium. She was written to be that method but she is an often confusing and difficult hero to follow. The story concerns Delirium's want to reunite with her brother Destruction (one of the Endless who abandoned his responsibilities a lot of years previously). When Desire and Despair both turn her away she goes to Dream who agrees to accompany far as the volume's content on the Kindle Fire - I was hesitant to abandon the volumes in print worried that the Kindle Fire might provide a more difficult viewing experience. That hasn't turned out the be the case. The novel is simple to read, you can scan in to specific boxes, and the colors are vibrant.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Perfect Story. Highly recommended for a a comic book fan I know most people probably imagine the globe of comics as being about super heroes or Sunday Funnies. But, the comic medium is worthy of so much ndman is that "much more". The story is excellent, and is wonderfully executed. You're going to wish to obtain all of these at once, because they can't be place down.If you're already a comic book fan, you've likely heard of Sandman. So what are you waiting for? Read this already!If you aren't already a comic book fan, maybe it's time to give it a chance. If any story is going to change your mind about the possibilities of this art form, this is the one.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Simply the best graphic novel series ever. Sandman revolutionized the genre and the mass popularity of mature comics today started right here with Neil Gaiman's masterpiece. The try of time finds it still very much in demand. Begin at volume 1 though. You'll wish to have them all.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    While not as deep as some of the other volumes, this volume provides a fascinating look at the dynamics between the Endless. As someone with multiple siblings, it was interesting to see Gaiman's take on how they would interact with each other, what is said and what is unsaid. It was also fun to see Gaiman using other characters to poke fun at Dream . . . as a brother and as a boss, I'm sure he can be a bit much at times.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Neil Gaiman's 9-issue BRIEF LIVES arc, like much of the Sandman series, is full of ideas. In this run, Dream finds himself seeking out his long lost brother, Destruction. This review is written with the mind that readers are familiar with the story. If you are not familiar with Sandman, this is not a amazing starting point. Instead, I'd recommend starting from the beginning: The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & ndman is like a nice wine; it's best consumed slowly. It's all to simple with comics/graphic novels to propel through the book without taking in much of the illustration or dialogue, but these info are what makes this series stand above the rest. There's plenty of things to think about and dwell on here -- don't rush through and miss them!What can you expect from this storyline? This collection is notable for a few reasons:Destruction's abandonment of his duties have been alluded to since early in the series -- BRIEF LIVES brings those loose ends to a close and pays off expectations. Readers will be able to search out what this long-lost brother has been up to since his "retirement."A closer look at Dream's family -- readers will be given more access to The Endless. Some of the characters that the audience is a small less familiar with (Delirium, Despair, and Destruction in particular) keep more attention. Gaiman continues to flesh out the Sandman universe and does not disappoint.Whatever happened to Dream's son? A loose thread involving Orpheus is picked up within this arc. I won't speak to whether this thread is still hanging at the close of BRIEF addition to these points, Gaiman plays around with some ideas of what being an old god in a fresh globe is like. These sorts of themes would go on to fill out American Gods. With most of the other Sandman entries, there is a flurry of ideas on most pages, so the earlier recounted few are not an exhaustive list. A stray observation: it's nice to see Gaiman realizes that Dream takes himself so so seriously. It's fun to see the author create fun of himself with some of the characters' comments on his dourness.If you have read the first 6 trade-paperback collections, Volume 7 (BRIEF LIVES) is worth your time and cash in a huge way.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Dream travels to search his brother, Destruction. Like everything Gaimen does, The Sandman books are awesome.

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Awesome story telling, imaginative characters and a smoothly rad graphic novel. Highly recommended! A must for any reading fan of the Sandman and the Endless ... Fast simply one of the best written and conceived stories... Ever!

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    The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    I met Liutenant Atwater in front of the carnival flea market. He said obtain in and I got in his Dodge Aspen, the shocking blue interior that once stung the eyes like an exploding power transformer, now faded to the blue milky white hybrid of his eyes. He gave me these books.

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    The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    This was a unbelievable volume, and like Volume 3 (I believe it was 3) it is a collection of short stories; which is something, as a storyteller, I think Gaiman excels at. I enjoyed this volume even more than the previous short story collection as this one had far more, coming in at nine stories. The stories are packed full of delights that I doubt you'd search in the comic book medium outside of Sandman. You'll search a story about the Emperor of the United States, one about the revolutionary Johanna Constantine, a story about Emperor Augustus of Rome, and one about the Dream Lord's son Orpheus, among several others. The volume concludes with a short tale about Haroun Al Raschid, King of Baghdad, which I thought was great. It reminded me of a tale that could have been in Howard Pyle's 'Twilight Land' an old favorite of took until this volume for me to really pick up on something that I think is beautiful cool about The Sandman, something that actually bothered me when I first started to read it. So a lot of various artists work on this comic. You may have as a lot of as four or five various artists drawing problems for any one volume. And while there are certain artists who do a majority share of the work (Shawn McManus comes to mind) the fact remains that you will see these problems drawn by a lot of various hands. As a effect we see a lot of various 'versions' lets call them, of Morpheus. And yet, they're all the same. Given it's dream-like nature, this almost lends itself to the comic as a story element. It adds to the Fantasy feeling of the book, and it's something I've come to love. It makes it simple to appreciate not just Gaiman's storytelling, but the work of the a lot of artists involved in the process.

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    The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    "The Sandman: Book of Dreams" includes short stories from authors Clive Barker, Susanna Clarke, Lisa Goldstein, Gene Wolfe, Delia Sherman, and others involving the Endless and their realms. Some of the stories only touch on the Endless, with minor cameos or references, but most build on the characters as established by Neil Gaiman during his run in "The Sandman". A few stories are set during the comic, but it's not important to have read those stories to understand the plot. Gaiman's introductions serve to background the short stories and offer funny anecdotes about how he met each of the authors. That said, of all the "Sandman"-titled works, this one is the weakest as it's not written by Gaiman himself. Of course, it's still a unbelievable collection of short fiction and will entertain the reader.

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    The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    First up, all of the 10 volumes of The Sandman novels deserve 5 stars. They are a phenomenal acheivement in not only graphic novels but in storytelling itself. The story is complex and cerebral and the characters so well developed that Sandman is one of my favorite stories period. The novels are intensely violent and often disturbing but everything that happens serves a purpose, and nothing happens by possibility or just for the sake of things happening. Something that happens in one volume may become vitally necessary 3 or 4 volumes later. By the end of the 10th volume everything has come full circle with an appropriate and satisfying end.With regards to Volume 6 itself, it is much like volume 3, consisting of several 4 different, unrelated short stories. While Morpheus often plays a role in these stories he is more of a minor hero than the basic focus. The one exception to this is "The Song of Orpheus" which does play a central part in the overall story arc of the series. The stories included in this collection are:1. Fear of Falling2. Three Septembers and a January3. Thermidor4. The Hunt5. August6. Soft Places7. The Song of Orpheus8. The Parliament of Rooks9. far as the volume's content on the Kindle Fire - I was hesitant to abandon the volumes in print worried that the Kindle Fire might provide a more difficult viewing experience. That hasn't turned out the be the case. The novel is simple to read, you can scan in to specific boxes, and the colors are vibrant.

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    The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (New Edition) (The Sandman series) review [Book]  2017-12-17 18:1

    Though not quite Neil Gaiman (despite his editing) it's still better than The Dreaming spin-off comics. I have no kind words for those, particularly what they did to not good Nuala and Matthew, completely missing the point with those characters. But this was decent

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