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The Sandman: Endless Nights

(The Sandman #11)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  24,925 ratings  ·  811 reviews
Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series by best selling author Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are seven brothers and sis ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Vertigo (first published 2003)
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Chris Weber Overtures is the most recent volume (2015).

In a sense, it is both the beginning and the end of the Sandman saga.

Of course, there are probably many sto…more
Overtures is the most recent volume (2015).

In a sense, it is both the beginning and the end of the Sandman saga.

Of course, there are probably many stories in the middle that have not yet been told.(less)

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Alejandro
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
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Sean Barrs
Seven siblings that are each more powerful than gods in their own way make for one rather odd and insane family. Who wouldn’t want to be part of it?

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I just love the concept behind it all. In here they all have their own issue to establish exactly what their purposes within the universe are. In a way, they all work together to create much of reality. Without Destiny there could be no dreams or desires. Without dreams there could be no delirium or despair. And without destruction there would be no
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Bradley
Re-read 9/30/20:

Between the *mostly* gorgeous artwork (Despair aside -- there's nothing in Despair I actually ENJOYED reading) and the poignant tales of each of the Endless, it turns out I'm still a fan.


Original Review:

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
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MischaS_
I thought that Sandman was over... how happy am I that there is more? I'm ecstatic! This is absolutely fabulous; I really need more!

Death:

I really liked this one, but I was slightly confused at first.

Desire:

For some reason, I have a sense of déjà vu. Was this story already featured somewhere? Because I would swear that I already read this one.

Dream:


It's fascinating that I almost forgot that before Delirium there was Delight, at first I thought that it was a mistake.

Despair:

Thi
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Bill Kerwin

Endless Nights is an enjoyable, albeit unnecessary, addendum to “The Sandman” epic: seven unrelated tales, each one of which featuring one the “Endless,” the group of seven sisters and brothers which includes the Sandman (AKA Dream, AKA Morpheus) himself. I did not find any of them particularly memorable (I had to pick up the volume again to remember exactly what they were about) but my favorites are the one about Death (which features a singularly decadent party hosted by a degenerate 18th cent
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Trish
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This addendum to the Sandman series gives us a glimpse at each of the 7 Endless. For the order in which we meet them, see my status updates.

It's an addendum, like I said, with mini stories, sometimes, and simple portraits at other times. What stands out is the art, definitely. So I shall let the art speak for itself.










A wonderful way to take another look at the siblings and I LOVED how every Endless had his or her own art style!
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Ashley Daviau
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This graphic novel was absolutely breathtaking! I really loved getting to know each of the Endless and their back story, it made me want to dive deep into their world and never come back. Gaiman has truly come up with something just beyond fascinating with this series. The story is just SO interesting and it wraps itself around you until you don’t want it to let go! And then the artwork is just BEYOND stunning and brings the graphic novel to a whole other level of awesomeness!
Sud666
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, fantasy
Endless Nights is a gem. Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told it is yet another example of why I think so highly of Neil Gaiman. This is a collection of short stories about the Endless. Each story covers a different member of the Endless family. Each story has its own unique art style.

Follow the stories of Death, Desire, Dream, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. I enjoyed the Death, Dream and Desire stories the most-though none of these stories is bad. The Despair and Delirium s
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Paul E. Morph
Absolutely beautiful. I’m a little stunned. It made me want to paint.
Deborah Ideiosepius
On this, many times multiple, re-reading I still find this collection as good as ever. It may well be my favourite of the Sandman companion books (though, let's be honest; my favourite tends to be whichever I am reading at the time), partly because it is such a lush book. It has that lovely Dave McKean artwork and the textured pages and it is just a bit of an art experience to read it.

The stories are all quite perfect little gems in themselves, we finally get to read the story of why Dream and D
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Ronyell
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 winn
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Rob McMonigal
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
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Stuart
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
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leynes
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, I really enjoyed this. I always felt that Neil Gaiman liked Death the most and so I was really happy to see that each sibling got an individual beautiful story... except for maybe Despair, but Despair is not supposed to beautiful either way.

Death in Venice was interesting. It was another of these mind-fucking moments of "how can times and places overlap" (are the concepts of past, present and future really just man-made and non-existent)? Of course every mail protagonist has to fall for De
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Brooke
Jul 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Linda
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 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.
Tanya
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sandman: Endless Nights made history; it was the first graphic novel to ever make the New York Times Bestseller List. In it, each of the Endless get their own chapter, and each tale is illustrated by a different artist in an often experimental style. The stories are stand-alones and independent of each other, except Delirium's and Destruction's, which are also the only ones that take place after the events in the main Sandman series. I wouldn't normally review a graphic novel issue by issue, but ...more
Wing Kee
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So incredibly beautiful.

World: The art is good, it's a bit muted compared to the main series but this is still one of the more creative and different books out there. The world building is fantastic because it's character based. This entire series is about each of the Endless and it's wonderful, you can't have the world without them and getting to details about them is beautiful.

Story: Each issue is well done and dives deep into the character that are the Endless, we get a lot of Dream in the se
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Abigail
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm wordless. This was stunning. Delirium's tale took my breath away. And Destiny's final pages were haunting.
Bon Tom
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Jesus, what an incredible peace of art this is. This is probably the closest thing to psychedelic trip you can have without actually ingesting the substance. And when the author's imagination really goes out of control, which is almost all the time, you find yourself just staring at the page, imagining it as a picture on your wall, rereading the text, trying to comprehend, only to trip, and trip again. You're sitting there, tripping, not comprehending a thing, but thinking you do, and that ...more
Devann
This was okay but not really anything special for me. Each of the Endless gets a short story about themselves and some are definitely better than others. I think Delirium's was my least favorite just because by her very nature it's hard to piece out what was going on. Despair's had a very interesting style but ultimately didn't work for me either. I mostly read it just to finish out the series. I'm sure if you absolutely love Sandman this will be a great volume for you but I've always been a bit ...more
Nadja
This was confusing as hell. Not astonishing since I had no knowledge of Sandman with their "Not Gods" before reading this graphic novel. Most of the stories were okay hence this star rating.

O.W.L.s 2020: Potions: Shrinking Solution - Book under 150 pages.
Airiz
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
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Nick
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Derek
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
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Alex Bright
3.5 stars rounded down to 3

The final vignette was of Destiny. It was poetic, but ultimately underwhelming, much like the rest of this graphic novel. I adore the Sandman series, and was hoping for much more. Expectations can be terrible and all that, I guess. There were some excellent stories, particularly that of Death, Despair, and Delirium. As for the art, each vignette has a different artist, so it's all over the place. Most were fine, but the art for Desire's chapter was really not for me. W
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Shelby
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars because I really liked it
GJ Refill
During the reading of Neil Gaiman’s series “The Sandman”, there were appearances from his family known as the Endless. Often, they were interesting, particularly when it came to Death and Delirium, and it was one of the things I typically enjoyed. That boded well for “Endless Nights”, a collection of seven stories. What we ended up with, though, was not very good.

Death. Delirium. Desire. Despair. Destiny. Destruction. Dream. These are the Endless, and apparently you have to start with a letter ‘
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Zoe's Human
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lt
This is wonderful collection of graphic shorts - one for each of the Endless. I particularly enjoyed the darkness of Despair's story.
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