The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations

The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations Review

One of four books expanding Neil Gaiman's acclaimed Sandman Universe. There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, the lord of dreams has inexplicably abandoned his domain.

Lord Daniel's absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities that consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate. Until he is found, his realm's residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storytellers are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind, and beyond the gates, something horrific awaits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstrous, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Daniel's gallery, something new is growing...

Written by fan-favorite author Si Spurrier (Motherlands, Suicide Squad) with breathtaking art by standout artist Bilquis Evely (Batman, Wonder Woman). The first book in The Sandman Universe kicks off with fireworks as The Dreaming literally tears itself apart!

The Sandman Universe is a new series of books curated by Neil Gaiman for DC Vertigo. Conjuring epic storytelling and immersing readers into the evolving world of the Dreaming, The Sandman Universe begins anew with four new ongoing series, existing in a shared universe, building upon Gaiman's New York Times best-selling series that lyrically weaved together stories of dreams and magic.

Collects The Dreaming #1-6 and Sandman Universe Special #1

Title:The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations
Edition Language:English

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    The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations Reviews

  • MischaS_

    When it comes to books, I can be a very simple human being. Did I saw this Sandman on NetGalley and almost went through my screen because I was so eager to request it? Sure I did. (I had pretty much t...

  • Sam Quixote

    That moody emo git Dream has buggered off on a jolly out of The Dreaming! And wouldn’t you Adam’n’Eve it, an ever-widening crack has suddenly appeared across the realm, the portal no longer keep...

  • Marti

    This comic was a treat. I loved the story, I found it creepy and very engaging. I read it in an hour and I couldn't stop. The artwork is amazing, much like DC's dark style. There is little more to say...

  • Artemy

    After last year's underwhelming Sandman Special I wasn't expecting much from this series, but I usually like Si Spurrier's writing and I love Bilquis Evely's artwork, so I decided to check out the fir...

  • Devann

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyactual rating: 3.5I am still kind of unsure whether I want to round this up or down, but I did enjoy it overall so I think 4 stars is a fair rating. I...

  • Chris Lemmerman

    Stop me if you've heard this one - Dream is missing, and The Dreaming is suffering. Sound familiar? It should. But this Dream isn't the one you're thinking of; Daniel is MIA, and that's left Lucien, M...

  • Tanya

    "There is a place where Gods are born.There is a place where a few ragged sounds can suggest a symphony.A place where pandemonium presents patterns.Where idle fancies turn to fornications and memorie...

  • Etienne

    I never read the original series, so maybe I would have a different opinion if I had. Anyway, this was below my expectations. I really like the art and the originality of the world. My problem was wit...

  • Jason

    I was really hoping I'd like this more than I did. It got off to a much better start than the previous The Dreaming series from the 90s, but it's not nearly on the same level of quality that earlier b...

  • James Lawner

    *3.5*Whilst it was great to be back in the world of The Sandman, I felt a bit of a disconnect towards this (at least in terms of this first story arc). The characters were interesting, but the new cha...