Cult Comic Essentials

Sandman Vol. 3 – Dream Country

Volume 3 collects issues #17  to 20 including the wonderful Shakespearian “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which won a World Fantasy Award for short fiction (the first time a comic had ever done this).

The first story, “Calliope,” contains the first reference to Dream’s son Orpheus, who will play an important role later in the series. T

The second story, “A Dream of a Thousand Cats,” is one of the most enduringly popular issues of the entire series. Sandman #19.

Lastly, this volume has the first story in which Dream does not appear, “Façade.”

Writen by Neil Gaiman, with art by Kelley Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Colleen Doran and Charles Vess; features a cover by Dave McKean.

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