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m's sandman


Set Type: Sandman (1989)
Owner: mschmidt
Last Modified: 5/11/2018
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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. ---- 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 DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
Sandman 1 1151465004 9.8 352 8/20/2013
Sandman Special 1 1115904022 9.8 44 8/20/2013
Sandman 2 1182682004 9.8 154 12/27/2013
Sandman 3 1151467002 9.8 132 8/20/2013
Sandman 4 1151467008 9.8 132 8/20/2013
Sandman 5 1151467025 9.8 132 8/20/2013
Sandman 6 1151470001 9.8 88 8/20/2013
Sandman 7 1151467009 9.8 88 8/20/2013
Sandman 8 1151467004 9.8 198 8/20/2013
Sandman 8 Editorial Variant 1151467014 9.6 330 8/20/2013
Sandman 9 1151467024 9.8 83 8/20/2013
Sandman 10 0907940010 9.8 75 11/9/2009
Sandman 11 1151467023 9.8 83 8/20/2013
Sandman 12 0750617024 9.8 75 3/4/2009
Sandman 13 0169045009 9.8 82 3/9/2017
Sandman 14 1151690015 9.8 83 4/2/2013
Sandman 15 1151467005 9.8 55 8/20/2013
Sandman 16 1151690019 9.8 55 4/2/2013
Sandman 17 0170490003 9.8 55 3/9/2017
Sandman 18 0954693014 9.8 50 12/4/2010
Sandman 18 Error Edition 0993695002 9.8 80 7/7/2017
Sandman 19 0962980012 9.8 55 3/9/2017
Sandman 19 Error Edition 0970918002 9.8 53 5/11/2018
Sandman 20 0935521006 9.8 50 4/11/2010
Sandman 21 1151690002 9.8 55 4/2/2013
Sandman 22 1151467022 9.8 110 8/20/2013
Sandman 23 1017089001 9.8 55 3/9/2017
Sandman 24 1151467026 9.8 55 8/20/2013
Sandman 25 0170281004 9.8 55 3/9/2017
Sandman 26 1151467027 9.8 55 8/20/2013
Sandman 27 1017089002 9.8 55 3/9/2017
Sandman 28 1151690018 9.8 44 4/2/2013
Sandman 29 1151467030 9.8 44 8/20/2013
Sandman 30 1151467028 9.8 44 8/20/2013
Sandman 31 0942345029 9.8 40 5/26/2009
Sandman 32 0145101022 9.8 35 3/11/2009
Sandman 33 0900007017 9.8 35 3/11/2009
Sandman 34 0985767007 9.8 44 6/15/2010
Sandman 35 0932443029 9.8 40 10/5/2009
Sandman 36 0932443030 9.8 40 2/11/2010
Sandman 37 0615615011 9.8 40 7/2/2010
Sandman 38 1023238003 9.8 44 6/2/2010
Sandman 39 0079000011 9.8 35 6/9/2010
Sandman 40 1007214008 9.8 44 6/2/2010
Sandman 41 0935521007 9.8 35 4/19/2010
Sandman 42 1007214007 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 43 1115009011 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 44 1062556002 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 45 1007214002 9.8 44 6/2/2010
Sandman 46 1007203007 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 47 1021764005 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 48 1007214004 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 49 0995734001 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 50 1229007005 9.8 44 4/2/2014
Sandman 50 Platinum Edition 3124877006 9.8 220 3/9/2017
Sandman 51 0150806011 9.8 40 6/9/2010
Sandman 52 1221457003 9.8 44 7/27/2016
Sandman 53 1238769006 9.8 39 6/13/2014
Sandman 54 1238769003 9.8 39 6/13/2014
Sandman 55 0050087014 9.8 44 6/9/2010
Sandman 56 1151478001 9.8 44 9/2/2014
Sandman 57 0170281007 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 58 1061596001 9.8 44 12/6/2011
Sandman 59 0809847015 9.8 40 6/9/2010
Sandman 60 1061596002 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 61 0968161005 9.8 35 7/2/2010
Sandman 62 1325497001 9.8 44 2/22/2016
Sandman 63 1017089004 9.8 44 2/24/2011
Sandman 64 1151467015 9.8 44 8/20/2013
Sandman 65 1104771001 9.8 44 3/27/2013
Sandman 66 1591838003 9.8 44 11/6/2017
Sandman 67 1591838001 9.8 39 11/6/2017
Sandman 68 1591838002 9.8 39 11/6/2017
Sandman 69 1061594010 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 70 0169045004 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 71 0169045007 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 72 0169045008 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 73 0169045002 9.8 38 3/9/2017
Sandman 74 0145102021 9.8 35 4/15/2010
Sandman 75 0900008013 9.8 40 4/15/2010
Sandman #75 Second Printing No Comic    
Absolute Sandman Special Edition 1 0141655002 9.8 40 3/4/2009
Sandman: Endless Nights Preview nn 0050087004 9.8 44 9/14/2010
Sandman: Endless Nights Special nn 0794895001 9.8 44 9/14/2010
Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams 1 No Comic    

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