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But DC comics offered Gaiman the opportunity to reinvent the series with an entirely new Sandman
The series is centered on Dream (aka: the Lord of Dreams, Morpheus, Oneiros, the Shaper, the Shaper of Form, Lord of the Dreaming, the Dream King, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Murphy, Kai'ckul, and Lord L'Zoril), one of the Endless, personifications of seven different aspects of life.
The series ran from Jan 1989 to March 1996, with 75 issues in total.
These issues are collected in 10 graphic novels or in 5 hard-cover, leather bound volumes.
The 10 Graphic Novels are:
Preludes and Nocturnes:
Collecting The Sandman issues #1-8 (1988-1989)
The Doll's House:
Collecting The Sandman issues #9-16 (1989-1990)
Dream Country:
Collecting The Sandman issues #17-20 (1990)
Season of Mists:
Collecting The Sandman issues #21-28 (1990-1991)
A Game of You:
Collecting The Sandman issues #32-37 (1991-1992)
Fables and Reflections:
Collecting The Sandman issues #29-31, 38-40, 50 (1991-1993)
Brief Lives:
Collecting The Sandman issues #41-49 (1992-1993)
Worlds' End:
Collecting The Sandman issues #51-56 (1993)
The Kindly Ones:
Collecting The Sandman issues #57-69 and Vertigo Jam #1 (1993-1995)
The Wake:
Collecting The Sandman issues #70-75 (1995-1996)
Enter the Sandman
At it's heart, The Sandman story features seven immortal siblings known as the Endless: Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire & Despair (twins), Delirium
The story follows Dream, also known as the Lord of Dreams, Morpheus, Oneiros, the Shaper, the Shaper of Form, Lord of the Dreaming, the Dream King, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Murphy, Kai'ckul, and Lord L'Zoril and of course the Sandman.

The Sandman works outside the traditional good versus evil motif present in many comic books.

Gaiman, Neil, Kelley Jones, Malcolm Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, and Neil Gaiman. The Sandman: Dream Country.

Neil Gaiman and Paulo Coelho Write Essays for Chipotle

Gr 6-10.
In The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, author of the New York Times bestseller Coraline gives us a playful romp through an alternative world of ghosts and ghouls while slowly unfolding the mystery of who is after Nobody.

For nearly thirty years, Gaiman has produced novels, short stories, film and television scripts, comic books and graphic novel series.

Much of the existing work on Gaiman has used him in order tolegitimize comics as a medium. We do not dispute the sense of this– few, if any, comics writers fit more straightforwardly intothe literary studies model than Gaiman. His tendencies towardsintertextuality, literary and historical reference both deep andbroad, and his clear skill as a writer of comics, short fiction andnovels make him so obviously a good choice for literary scholarshipthat the claim "We ought to teach more Gaiman" seems as close toindisputable as a claim about comics scholarship can be.

Bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman has not exactly had the normal author's experience