CGC Registry

m's sandman


Set Type: Sandman (1989)
Owner: mschmidt
Last Modified: 5/11/2018
Views: 2233

Rank: 2
Score: 5298
Leading by: 107
Points to Higher Rank: 93

Set Description:

Neil Gaiman's Sandman series ran for just 75 issues from 1989 to 1996, but left a lasting impression on not just me, but the world of comic books in general.

Even though the torch had already been lit with such modern-day classics as Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and Alan Moore's wondrous Watchmen & Miracleman, it wasn't until Neil Gaiman was given the go-ahead from DC to revive & re-invent Kirby's 1970 Sandman-series that the comic book as a medium finally outgrew it's child-friendly image & showed the world that not everything had to be about spandex-clad superheroes fighting for truth, justice & the American way.

The Sandman was not an easy read - it twisted & turned & dumped everything on its head when you least expected it - the characters were morally ambiguous, neither black nor white but residing somewhere in between - and Gaiman's prose was sometimes overwhelmingly intellectual, filled with long-lost myths, obscure literary references and a British verbosity that couldn't be further from "hulk smash".

But the Sandman was also an incredibly rewarding read - it was obvious that Gaiman very early on planned out the entire series, and even though the road to issue #75 never seemed straight-forward, his skill as a writer made sure that even when you might be tempted to stray from the yellow brick road, he was always there to guide you back onto the path.

As a graphic designer, I'm still awestruck every time I look at Dave McKean's magical covers - as a literature student, I can't help but marvel at the intricate world that Gaiman's words have created - and as a comic book geek this set is my tribute to one of the finest comic book series ever created.

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This set is now complete - huzzah!

My personal favorites in this set include:
- the #1-8 all signed by Neil Gaiman
- double-signed copies of #8 and the #19 Error Variant
- the lone CGC 9.8 copy of the #18 Error Variant
- the #34 signed by the late Dick Giordano (and Colleen Doran)
- double-signed copies of most of the issues in the Jill Thompson/Vince Locke "Brief Lives" run
- the #50 and #56 beautifully sketched by Tony Harris
- the #50 Platinum Edition signed & sketched by Neil Gaiman
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Slot DescriptionCert #GradeScore
Sandman 1 1151465004 9.8352 Shop eBay
Sandman Special 1 1115904022 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 2 1182682004 9.8154 Shop eBay
Sandman 3 1151467002 9.8132 Shop eBay
Sandman 4 1151467008 9.8132 Shop eBay
Sandman 5 1151467025 9.8132 Shop eBay
Sandman 6 1151470001 9.888 Shop eBay
Sandman 7 1151467009 9.888 Shop eBay
Sandman 8 1151467004 9.8198 Shop eBay
Sandman 8 Editorial Variant 1151467014 9.6330 Shop eBay
Sandman 9 1151467024 9.883 Shop eBay
Sandman 10 0907940010 9.875 Shop eBay
Sandman 11 1151467023 9.883 Shop eBay
Sandman 12 0750617024 9.875 Shop eBay
Sandman 13 0169045009 9.882 Shop eBay
Sandman 14 1151690015 9.883 Shop eBay
Sandman 15 1151467005 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 16 1151690019 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 17 0170490003 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 18 0954693014 9.850 Shop eBay
Sandman 18 Error Edition 0993695002 9.880 Shop eBay
Sandman 19 0962980012 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 19 Error Edition 0970918002 9.853 Shop eBay
Sandman 20 0935521006 9.850 Shop eBay
Sandman 21 1151690002 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 22 1151467022 9.8110 Shop eBay
Sandman 23 1017089001 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 24 1151467026 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 25 0170281004 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 26 1151467027 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 27 1017089002 9.855 Shop eBay
Sandman 28 1151690018 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 29 1151467030 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 30 1151467028 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 31 0942345029 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 32 0145101022 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 33 0900007017 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 34 0985767007 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 35 0932443029 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 36 0932443030 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 37 0615615011 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 38 1023238003 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 39 0079000011 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 40 1007214008 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 41 0935521007 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 42 1007214007 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 43 1115009011 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 44 1062556002 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 45 1007214002 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 46 1007203007 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 47 1021764005 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 48 1007214004 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 49 0995734001 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 50 1229007005 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 50 Platinum Edition 3124877006 9.8220 Shop eBay
Sandman 51 0150806011 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 52 1221457003 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 53 1238769006 9.839 Shop eBay
Sandman 54 1238769003 9.839 Shop eBay
Sandman 55 0050087014 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 56 1151478001 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 57 0170281007 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 58 1061596001 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 59 0809847015 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman 60 1061596002 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 61 0968161005 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 62 1325497001 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 63 1017089004 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 64 1151467015 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 65 1104771001 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 66 1591838003 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman 67 1591838001 9.839 Shop eBay
Sandman 68 1591838002 9.839 Shop eBay
Sandman 69 1061594010 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 70 0169045004 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 71 0169045007 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 72 0169045008 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 73 0169045002 9.838 Shop eBay
Sandman 74 0145102021 9.835 Shop eBay
Sandman 75 0900008013 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman #75 Second Printing No Comic    Shop eBay
Absolute Sandman Special Edition 1 0141655002 9.840 Shop eBay
Sandman: Endless Nights Preview nn 0050087004 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman: Endless Nights Special nn 0794895001 9.844 Shop eBay
Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams 1 No Comic    Shop eBay
Sandman Midnight Theatre nn No Comic    Shop eBay
Vertigo Preview 1 No Comic    Shop eBay

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