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Sandman Mystery Theatre, Vol. 4: The Scorpion (Sandman Mystery Theatre #4)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  240 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Writer Matt Wagner's acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman finds Wesley Dodds still driven by his dreams to fight injustice in the dark of night while trying to make sense of a world slipping into the madness of war. Taking on a twisted anti-capitalist vigilante wielding a poisoned whip, Dodds finds himself closer than ever to death--and to revealing h ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Vertigo
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Gavin
Jun 30, 2014 Gavin rated it liked it
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It just seems like this series takes a step forward, then a step back...I've already established that the art is NOT the strong suit, even though it could have been. Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont look like bloated whale faced seniors half the book, and other characters look just like them, making it hard to differentiate in places. No wonder most of the other females are usually blondes.
Also didn't help that the story was figured out PDQ. (by me, not Dodds) It was obvious from the word go. A det
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Erik
Nov 21, 2008 Erik rated it really liked it
Although some comic book series need to be read in sequential order – take for example either Neil Gaiman’s brilliantly original Sandman or Brain K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man – SMT doesn’t require that level of exactitude. As I read this series when it was serialized in its monthly installments -- which drove me crazy, I must admit, having to wait that long to see a mystery through to its end – it’s now fun to be able to go to my neighborhood library and pick-up a collected volume of one of Verti ...more
Mike Jozic
While still a thoroughly enjoyable read I have to say that "The Scorpion" was not as satisfying as the previous volume, "The Vamp". I chalk this up to its straightforwardness and rather predictable plot and villain. I think by the end of the first issue the reader can easily sniff out the red herrings and finger the real murderer. Still, you can't fault the great characterization and period flair by Wagner and Seagle. Wesley and Diane relationship begins to blossom, Burke starts dealing very dir ...more
Paul
Nov 07, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it
Originaly bought as single-issues, I have the complete collection.

Somehow, Matt Wagner and Guy Davis were the perfect team to bring the original Sandman back.
Where most writers would have updated the character to bring him into the 21st century, Matt Wagner goes way back to his original roots set in the 1940s and gives us a bare bones version of the character.
This isn't a super-hero, he doesn't jump from rooftops, he's faillable, he's a well-rounded, caring human being, heck he's not even muscle
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Aleksandar Nikolov
Jul 22, 2014 Aleksandar Nikolov rated it really liked it
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Забелязва се една леееекааа цикличност в сюжета, която лееекоо започва да ме дразни. За момента поне все още ми се нрави, но за напред кой знае?

Ако разделим на четири равни части отделните броеве , ще се види следното нещо.

1. Запознаване с новите персонажи. Които до края на първата част , единия от тях умира , а другия се оказва убиеца...които става известен в третата част.
2. Завръзка. Уесли попада в смъртоностна хватка
3. Уесли ПичеЛи! Йеии! Развръзка.
4. Совите не са това което са. Край.
Ravenhats
Jun 05, 2012 Ravenhats rated it really liked it
While The Scorpion story is a bit more straight forward then the other stories it still very clever. This story features Dodd's relationship with Dian a lot more, with the story seeming more straight forward then the other volumes. It does make up for this with a thrilling conflict, as The Sandman faces off against the villainous Scorpion, a villain who blames the wealthy for his families demise and wields a large whip poisoned with Scorpion venom. The art by Davis is likewise topnotch, and whil ...more
Albert
Aug 05, 2014 Albert rated it really liked it
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Matt Wagner is an American comic book writer and artist. In addition to his creator-owned series' Mage and Grendel, he has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics limited series featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
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