The Dreaming #1
There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. But twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, Dream of the Endless has inexplicably abandoned the Dreaming. His absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities which consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate, among them Lucien the librarian, Matthew the Raven, and Dora, a monstress without memories. But while they struggle to restore the King to his throne, they face intrigues from within and conquest from without. As usurpers circle the defenceless domain and an impossible shadow awaits its own birth beside a rip in reality, the denizens of the Dreaming play out their stories of loss and love, resignation and resistance.

The Dreaming #1 Details

TitleThe Dreaming #1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 5th, 2018
PublisherVertigo
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels

The Dreaming #1 Review

  • Monsour
    January 1, 1970
    New things are Always drawn to the dreaming. It's where they come to be born.I was quite hesitant to give this one a try, especially how mediocre the Sandman Universe #1 came up to be. But after watching the promotion video of the Sandman Universe in youtube and seeing Simon Spurrier enthusiasm gives me a little bit of hope that this spin-off series won’t be as bad as I imagine. The Dreaming #1 doesn’t feel like a spin-off actually. It feels like Spurrier actually read the last DC event Dark Nig New things are Always drawn to the dreaming. It's where they come to be born.I was quite hesitant to give this one a try, especially how mediocre the Sandman Universe #1 came up to be. But after watching the promotion video of the Sandman Universe in youtube and seeing Simon Spurrier enthusiasm gives me a little bit of hope that this spin-off series won’t be as bad as I imagine. The Dreaming #1 doesn’t feel like a spin-off actually. It feels like Spurrier actually read the last DC event Dark Nights: Metal (thank god for that) and start the story where it left off. Daniel Hall the current Dream just abandon his responsibility fingerscross after the Multi universe shattering events that happen in current DC timeline.Cool Art, But still totally prefer the robe than whiteThere is a breakage in the realm of wonder AND the king has left his castle. The story begins are Lucien the Librarian trying to figure out what to do.Meanwhile the story often focus on Dora, a strange creature living in the Dreaming who’s capable of jumping to other people’s dreams and other realms at east.While there are skepticism on using this IP. This book really sold me for being an official sequel to the original series. The art doesn’t have the level of Sandman: Overture but still gorgeous on its own. For all the new series of books they introduce, this is possibly the only one I’ll gonna look forward to.
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  • Sean Newgent
    January 1, 1970
    Though the Sandman Universe starter comic was fairly average for the most part, the comic off-shoot that most excited me based on what was offered was The Dreaming. And, though the story is a little scattered and I wish it had been more focused, The Dreaming delivers. With fantastic art work and a thick script, it feels much longer than its 32 pages, which could be a bad thing for some but for me was fine. I felt like my four bucks actually gave me a comic worth the money rather than a Batman th Though the Sandman Universe starter comic was fairly average for the most part, the comic off-shoot that most excited me based on what was offered was The Dreaming. And, though the story is a little scattered and I wish it had been more focused, The Dreaming delivers. With fantastic art work and a thick script, it feels much longer than its 32 pages, which could be a bad thing for some but for me was fine. I felt like my four bucks actually gave me a comic worth the money rather than a Batman that I get through in two minutes and forget by the next hour. Here we have the tale of a librarian who is forgetting things and Dora, a strange girl able to leap across realms. With the Boss disappeared, it seems that the dreaming universe is falling into discord. And much like the discord that is being sown, this book is messy and occasionally hard to follow. Perhaps my having not read Sandman in a decade has something to do with my not completely following events; but none of that really hindered what I thought was a fun, original, and different book. Compared to what DC is pouring out on a weekly basis, I'm glad that this book is trying to be a little more than it has to; even if I feel like this book may not have any impact once all is said and done.The Dreaming is a fun book but lacks focus. This new Sandman Universe is going to be a tough sell to established fans and doesn't have the same sense of wonder or weirdness that made me enjoy the original series so much. Next week's House of Whispers, being the second most interesting of the shorts presented in the introductory issue, will truly be a test of whether this event series can hold my interest or if its another DC cash-in that denies readers what they want from these books.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous art. Never read anything Sandman, but it's Gaiman... AND GORGEOUS ART!!
  • Christoph
    January 1, 1970
    „Many a tale is born in loss ...“LucienNahtlos schliesst diese Geschichte an Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman Universe an. Lucien‘s teils Monolog, aber auch Dialog führt uns durch die aktuelle Bedrohung. Ein philosophisch dicht weiterführender Handlungsverlauf und Simon Spurrier tritt in große Fußstapfen; und macht dies mit erkennbarem Bemühen. Schrittweise nähert er sich Neil‘s Charakteren an, schafft die Rahmenbedingungen und gibt dem Universum einen eigenen Touch. Ich mag das sehr. Es passiert inhaltlic „Many a tale is born in loss ...“LucienNahtlos schliesst diese Geschichte an Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman Universe an. Lucien‘s teils Monolog, aber auch Dialog führt uns durch die aktuelle Bedrohung. Ein philosophisch dicht weiterführender Handlungsverlauf und Simon Spurrier tritt in große Fußstapfen; und macht dies mit erkennbarem Bemühen. Schrittweise nähert er sich Neil‘s Charakteren an, schafft die Rahmenbedingungen und gibt dem Universum einen eigenen Touch. Ich mag das sehr. Es passiert inhaltlich mal wenig, diese Ausgabe fokussiert sich mehr auf die handelnden Charaktere und deren Entscheidungen. Das mag für neue LeserInnen etwas viel sein, für bestehende Freunde dieses Universums ist es wie eine angenehme Rückkehr. :) Es bleibt mal spannend wo das wohl hinführen mag. Grafisch ist es „wunderschön und detailreich“, es gibt in den Panels auch bei mehrmaligen Hinsehen etwas zu entdecken. Ich finde die Darstellung der Träume als schwebende Seifenblasen in dieser sowie auch in Sandman Universe großartig. Aktuell schreit dieser Stil nach doppelseitigen Darstellungen, sehr sogar. Aktuell fühlt sich die Rückkehr in dieses Universum gut an, besser als damals, als man Neil Gaiman‘s Welt in anderen Spin-Offs weiter erzählen wollte.
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  • Mathew Duncan
    January 1, 1970
    Boring
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