The Sandman Omnibus (Vol. 1) by Neil Gaiman

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  • Man, what a beast of a book!😊 The cover alone looks amazing! I had heard of course of this series, but I never quite knew what it was about. Now having read both the premise and your review for this series, I’m certainly very curious and not to mention interested in find out more about this. As I’m currently swamped in stuff to read, I’m not going to buy this one yet. But well it might make a cool birthday present next year😊 Terrific review Lashaan! Thanks for pointing this one out!😊

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    • Right? I absolutely love this edition! There are 2 more to complete the whole series and additional content too. It’s definitely one of those comic book series considered a classic in the world and that’s worth checking out just to see what’s up. You could always just try the first paperback to get an idea too if you’re not too sure but it would indeed make for a brilliant birthday present! 😀 Thanks for reading, Michel!

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  • Not for me. Gaimans American Gods was enough of a taste of his metaphysics for me. I know I’d spend the entire time I spent on this going “Nope, that is wrong. Nope, can’t be. Nope, what an idiot”. So it’s better to save myself the aggravation and just skip it 😀

    On a positive note though, that volume is absolutely gorgeous looking! I bet it would look gooooooood on a shelf. A “Trophy Book” 😉

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  • Sandman is one of those classic series I never managed to read. I didn’t get interested in Gaiman’s work until he was writing prose, and that’s when I found out he was the author of Sandman. Ever since I’ve been curious to give it a try. Not sure if I’d want to jump right into one of these larger collections or start with just the first volume to get a feel for it.

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    • I definitely think it’s better for you to give the trade paperbacks a try first, to get an idea of what kind of stories/art you get. It’s how I started too and then committed and got these beautiful omnibuses! Hope you’ll get the chance to try this series out someday, Todd! Thanks for reading, as always! 😀

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  • As you know the art is very important to me and here letting it grow on us…well that won’t make for an enjoyable experience. Great review as usual Lashaan!

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  • When I first heard of the audio adaptation, I thought of downloading it, but I’ve heard many people saying it makes most sense of you are already familiar with the stories. So I guess I’ll skip it. Glad you enjoyed the omnibus!

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  • Love the cover not the graphics 😦 Looks kinda ‘rough’. And judging from your review, the story doesn’t sound promising either. Gonna skip this! Brilliant review as always, my friend! 🙂

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  • Wow the book looks beautiful! And its story fascinating. I like how sometimes we stick to a fiction not necessarily because of the story but because of the characters themselves. Fantastic review as always, Lashaan 😊

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  • The Sandman is my all time favorite comic. This book have taught me to understand comics from a new point of view different that the superheroes perspective or the Disney or Archie perspectives.
    Neil Gaiman explores different ideas in his comics and dares to visit the dark corners of our minds and offers them without hesitation. He successfully personifies our fears and desires into relatable characters that are so unforgettable!

    I do understand your point of view on the drawing style but I do find it different and very suitable to the story and the era.

    But we can’t talk about the art in Sandman without addressing the volume covers artworks. Each cover is something extraordinary.

    I don’t have the omnibus but I have recently purchased the new booklet collection and I love everything about it. Can’t wait to read it all for the 3rd time! and to start reading the new series “The Dreaming”

    Also, the audiobook adds to the experience! I recommend everyone to listen to it after reading the comics!

    (I apologize for my over excitement XP … but this book is a masterpiece and has made history!)

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    • No worries at all! I’m actually incredibly thrilled to hear such an enthusiastic response to my review from a fan! I would personally put this high in my recommendations as an all-time must-read comic book series for all the reasons you stated. While I did find the artwork unique and rough compared to other more modern series nowadays, I grew to love it quite quickly and found it perfect for the stories that Neil Gaiman wanted to tell here. I’m already quite excited to pick up the 2nd omnibus myself! 😀 I’m glad to hear that audiobook was a very complimentary experience for you. That is very, very promising! 😀 Thank you so much for passing by and for sharing your thoughts with me!

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  • Oh man! I saw you show this book on IG and was really impressed by it. I haven’t yet tried the Sandman comics, but I have the first one. If I end up liking them, I may need to get my hands on a copy of this.

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  • This is a series I’ve wanted to get into for so long now. As a teenager I remember reading Jill Thompson’s little manga off-shoot with Death as the main character and it of course featured characters from this series in it but I’m sure it’s a far cry from the source material. 😛
    Excellent job reviewing this, and what a gorgeous collection this is!

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    • Ohhh yes! It’s a much more child-friendly take on Death although Death remains just as fun in this original version hahah I can only recommend dipping your toe in this world, at least in its trade paperback version, to discover Neil Gaiman’s greatest comic book work and his wild imagination! 😀 Thank you so much for reading this!

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