Sandman 1: Preludes & Nocturnes written by Neil Gaiman, with art by Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III, cover by Dave McKean.
Tradepaperback – Vertigo – new, recolored version Oct2010, first published Nov1991
An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.
This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.
Includes issues 1-8 of the original series with completely new coloring, approved by the author.