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The Sandman: Endless Nights (The Sandman #12)

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'The Sandman' is a series of award-winning graphic novels. It blends modern myth and dark fantasy, in which historical drama, contemporary fiction and legend are interwoven.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Vertigo (first published 2003)
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Endless entertainment!

This volumen is a special presenting short stories featuring each member of The Endless.

The general rating is an average sum of the ratings given to each story contained in this comic book.

All stories are written by Neil Gaiman.

A very amusing thing is that while each story is focused in a member of The Endless (the family of Morpheus, the Lord of Dream), you may be able to appreciate how each other member of The Endless causes some level of impact in some way or another,
Apr 30, 2016 Brad rated it it was amazing
This one is more in line with the rest of the series, disjointed but interwoven with stories, odd artwork and sometimes painful text. In other words, part of the classic series.

With one caveat.

I loved it to death for a slightly different reason than the rest. They were individual stories of each of he Endless, both deep into their lives and bursting with history and it was all damn interesting. I didn't like Despair's nearly as much as I wanted to, but Death and the very young Dream and especial
Sandman, Vol 11: Endless Nights: Individual tales of the Endless
Having just finished the 10-volume epic SANDMAN saga, it’s hard to imagine anything that can top this achievement. In aggregate, it is certainly the most ambitious comic of its time, and having depicted the character arc of Dream, also known as Morpheus and the Sandman, there is isn’t much to add to that. At the same time, since the Endless have lived for the lifetime of the current universe (and perhaps previous iterations), there
4.5 stars!

After reading almost all of Neil Gaiman’s fantastic run on the “Sandman” series (to the point where I called the year 2012 “The Year of the Sandman” since I had spent the year reading the Sandman comics), I wanted to read Neil Gaiman’s latest story on the “Sandman” series, “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” even though The Sandman, Vol. 10: The Wake was actually considered the final story arc in the “Sandman” series. “The Sandman: Endless Nights,” which is also a Bram Stoker Award winner
Feb 05, 2008 Trebro rated it liked it
Shelves: tradepaperbacks
Singer-songwriter Fish has a line about returning to your past. When asked, as he often is at concerts, to play one of the seminal songs from his former band Marillion, he responds, "I'm not playing fucking Grendel!" His point is that to try and relive the past like that would make no sense--he can't sing it the way he used to, the meaning's not there. It would be nostalgic at best, off-key at worst. Trying to relive something you did years ago and have moved on from is not the best plan.

Which b
Jul 17, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it
Endless Nights was written years after the Sandman series ended - Gaiman returns his characters and provides a story for each of the 7 Endless.

I liked some stories better than others, and for the first time, I think my 4th star in my rating for this book is solely because of the artwork. It's a little more interesting and experimental than what was in the rest of the series - Despair's and Delerium's stories are really noteable in this aspect. While their stories weren't my favorite (my beloved
Apr 29, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gr-specfic-brs, 2016
A nice collection featuring each of the siblings in their own chapter. The variety of art was excellent, and most of the stories captured my attention, although I wish that Destiny's chapter had been elaborated on as it was quite short.
Airiz C
Endless Nights is a sevenfold compilation of stories featuring each of the Endless, set in various times ranging from when the solar system is not yet a system in itself to the period after Lord Morpheus’ downfall. I enjoyed it for the most part, but some tales didn’t quite quench my thirst for a satisfying treat concomitant to the phenomenal ten-volume series.

SPOILERS ABOUND. The first installment, “Death and Venice,” is divided into two narratives: one about a kingdom in Venice whose duke made
Jul 25, 2015 Jeraviz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, comics
Mientras los humanos sueñen, desesperen, deseen, deliren, destruyan y mueran, existirán los Eternos.
Y Neil Gaiman estará allí para contarnos sus historias.
Una obra maestra.
Jan 25, 2016 Hana rated it it was amazing
Magical twisted fairy-tales divided into beautifully illustrated episodes. Overwhelming with imagination. Excellent read.
Apr 12, 2016 Cassandra rated it really liked it
This is the first Sandman volume that I've rated 4 stars. It's about the Endless more than the people they influence, which I always like. The volume is a mixed bag of stories, each by a different artist. The art styles are more experimental, exploring different ways to portray each of the Endless. Some of the stories were beautiful and fantastic, but a couple of them fell a bit flat for me. For a Sandman fan, though, this is still an important volume to read because it explains some things abou ...more
SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS collects the following stories--
1. Death and Venice. Art by P. Craig Russell
2. What I've Tasted Of Desire. Art by Milo Manara
3. Dream: The Heart Of A Star. Art by Miguelanxo Prado
4. Fifteen Portraits Of Despair. Art by Barron Storey and Dave McKean
5. Delirium: Going Inside. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz
6. Destruction: On the Peninsula. Art by Glen Fabry
7. Destiny: Endless Nights. Art by Frank Quitley.

My favourite story of this collection is also probably the scariest San
Jun 16, 2016 Tomás rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este era el tomo que me faltaba leer para redondear el universo Sandman, más allá de haber leído hace tiempo la serie regular completa.

El tomo contiene una historia por cada uno de los Endless, dibujadas por algunos de los mejores artistas trabajando hoy en el mercado comiquero. Esto es lo que hace tan especial al tomo, los dibujos y no tanto los guiones de Gaiman (que por alguna razón lo noté a media máquina o un poco menos inspirado).

Si me tuviera que quedar con algún relato puntual me quedarí
Bruna Prior
Aug 10, 2015 Bruna Prior rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Noites Sem Fim" é o retorno de Neil Gaiman (obrigado por existir!) ao universo dos perpétuos (Devaneio, Deleite/Delírio, Desejo, Desespero Destruição, Destino e Morte) após o encerramento da série Sandman. trata-se de uma coletânea de sete contos - um para cada perpétuo - ilustrada por sete grandes quadrinhistas, como Dave Mckean (Asilo Arkham, Violent Cases, todas as capas maravilhosas da série Sandman, dentre outros inúmeros trabalhos premiados) e o letrista Todd Klein (parceiro de longa data ...more
Dec 10, 2014 Nick rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Endless Nights is a mixed bag of very good and so-so in the world of the Sandman. Each chapter chronicles a tale of the mythic figures, focusing on each in the past, present and future timeline the overall series worked to establish for the better part of nine years. Up first is Death, and despite being one of the more popular characters in the series, her tale here is a bit meddling. There are two stories running parallel to one another that do end up at the same place, but Death herself isn't ...more
Feb 04, 2016 Scout rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart. This is the first Sandman I've read, and I understand why everyone who's heard I've not read it has looked wildly around to see if they have a copy they can shove in my hands.
Carol Rodríguez
Puede que este haya sido el volumen de Sandman que menos me ha gustado. Ojo, no quiero decir que no lo haya hecho, sino que ha sido en menor medida a la serie original.

Son historias cortas independientes entre sí, cada una correspondiente a uno de los Eternos, y como siempre me ocurre con este formato, unas me han gustado más que otras, siendo la que menos la de Delirio, y eso que me encanta el personaje. Lo que no se puede discutir es que todos los capítulos tienen esos tintes melancólicos tan
May 16, 2015 Arctialuna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned

Creo recordar que este fue unos de los primeros volúmenes de Sandman (el primero fue Muerte: el alto coste de la vida) que leí cuando me lo recomendaron, de la biblioteca. Recordaba la historia de de Sueño y los planetas con mucho cariño y también la de Deseo.

Ahora, después de leer todo Sandman, leer este volumen al final es terminar algo sublime con el sabor perfecto. Las historias penetran mucho mejor, puesto que conoces en profundidad todos sus personajes. He acabado todas y cada una de ellas
Stewart Mitchell
Jan 11, 2016 Stewart Mitchell rated it liked it
To be clear, I thought that this was the 12th volume in the Sandman canon, so I read it before #11. Oh well. It's basically a standalone anyway, so I doubt I missed anything.

This book is basically a series of portraits, each one depicting one of the seven Endless, and also illustrated by a different artist. I enjoyed most of them, but a few fell flat. The art varied and nothing stood out above the rest, but it was all consistently good. I would have preferred a more unified storyline, but this w
Oct 14, 2014 Roman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Neuveritelne krasna sbirka povidek s famoznim ceskym prekladem.
Tobin Elliott
May 13, 2015 Tobin Elliott rated it really liked it
And so we come to the last of the Sandman collections that I own. I thought this one would be fascinating in that it took on each of the Endless.

And for the most part it worked very well. The art in this collection was superb and the writing, for the most part, top notch. Of the seven stories, only two didn't work for me and, interestingly, they are the two Endless I tended to find endlessly irritating. Despair and Delerium.

The Despair story...well, it wasn't really a story, more a series of im
Nov 16, 2010 Ivon rated it it was amazing
Terima kasih banyak untuk kebaikan Qui (nama panggilan dari seseorang ber-nickname
Δx Δp ħ (don't ask, real name unknown)) karena telah menyempatkan diri meng-email kisah Endless Nights ini. Thanks, bro :).

Endless Nights adalah komik pelengkap kisah The Sandman, yang, officially, berakhir di komplikasi nomor 11 (The Wake). Masih dengan Neil Gaiman sebagai penulis ceritanya, Endless Nights berisikan tujuh chapter, dibagikan pas untuk setiap anggota kelua
May 18, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
I never really got into Sandman. I mean, Gaiman is a fantastic writer (though it's just been in the last couple years that I read some of his stuff), and even though I've been into comics a long time, Sandman just wasn't something I read. I tried the first couple collected volumes a while back, and didn't think they lived up to the hype, so I just quit.

But I probably should have stuck with it. I just finished Endless Nights, and I really, really liked it. At worst, they were weird and intriguin
John Kirk
There are some interesting trivia points in here, e.g. seeing the first incarnation of Despair. However, there was nothing that really stuck with me after I'd read it.

The artists are well chosen for each story. In particular, I've often found Bill Sienkiewicz's artwork unclear, so I didn't like the Spider-Man stories that he drew, but he's a good fit for Delirium's story. Similarly, Frank Quitely seems to have trouble with feet: when he drew The Authority, all the characters looked like apes. Ho
Puuuuurfect! Loved the illustrations.
Patricia Ferreira
Good book, with 7 stories, one for each Endless.
Dec 01, 2015 Citybones rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
“Los días son cortos y terminan demasiado pronto. Las noches, para bien o para mal, pueden parecer eternas. “
Una compilación de relatos de la familia de los eternos. Qué concepto tan interesante. La manera de resumir la historia de Sandman de Gaiman no tiene desperdicio: “El señor de los Sueños aprende que uno debe cambiar o morir y toma su decisión.” Nunca lo habría supuesto.
La historia de Muerte en Venecia no me pareció demasiado interesante, la verdad. En cambió la de Deseo me gustó bastante,
Luciana Darce
Apr 22, 2015 Luciana Darce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sandman: Noites sem Fim é mais um dos spin-offs da consagrada série de quadrinhos escrita por Gaiman entre 1989 e 1996. Nesse volume, acompanhamos, em cada um dos sete capítulos, um dos irmãos Perpétuos em uma narrativa-solo, independentes da série original.

Temos Morte servindo de musa para um soldado pessimista e ao mesmo tempo tentando penetrar num reino isolado por mágica numa das ilhas de Veneza – um conto que muito me lembrou A Máscara da Morte Rubra de Poe.

Desejo vem em seguida, num dos m
Drown Hollum
Jun 08, 2014 Drown Hollum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading Sandman many years ago, but something kept me away from Endless Nights. When the new edition came out and was promptly put right back in my face as a glaring gap in my collection, I decided to finally let the story end and read it.

Endless Nights is a collection of seven short stories, each of which explores the world of each of the endless. Art duties are preformed by a different artist in each chapter, creating a unique tone for each of the narratives. Every tale adds to the
May 06, 2014 jhelum rated it liked it
Some stories are better than others. Some visuals are better than others. A lot of times visuals did better than the lines. I can draw no connections whatsoever to any of the characters as this is the first sandman books i ended up reading.

One such poem that stood out within-

Despair remembers.
It is a peculiar, flat memory,
in which things become bleak and bounded by the dark
There is joy in there, of course,
and love, and touching.
The presence that makes the
present absence unbearable.
Without triu
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