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The Sandman: Endless Nights

(The Sandman Collection of stories 1-7)

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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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Overtures is the most recent volume (2015).

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

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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/>The
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Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
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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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:

This one was really bizarre!/>
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Bradley
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 century co
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Sud666
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, comics
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 an
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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 winner and a Loc
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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.
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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 are
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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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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.
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.
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
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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 duk
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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
Shelby
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars because I really liked it
Tanya
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought I'd read all of the (non-spin-off) Sandman comics years ago—but I recently (re)discovered an unread and forgotten volume on my shelf, and it felt like Christmas morning! Endless Nights made history; it was the first graphic novel to ever make the New York Times Bestseller List. Each of the Endless get their own chapter, and each tale is illustrated by a different artist in an often experimental style that you wouldn't have seen in the main series. The stories are stand-alones and independent of each oth ...more
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.
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 scarie
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Hana
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magical twisted fairy-tales divided into beautifully illustrated episodes. Overwhelming with imagination. Excellent read.
Seriousstepan
I was waiting to buy and read this book since the first time I'd decided to start with Sandman. I must admit that the main reason was the cover artwork. So damn beautiful.
Even after the amazing experience with the series, I'm not sure if I'm happy I read it. Don't get me wrong, the stories are amazing. It's just that I had my own theories about the storyline, I was building a structure just like Dream's castle from dreams and fantasies. But now it's over, the farther I got in the story, th
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Semina
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, comics
You can only imagine my happiness when I found this jewel in my local library, just hiding somewhere in the art section. After several years of searching for any Sandman issue, I finally got my hands on this!

Sandman is everything you expected from Neil Gaiman, with the added bonus of beautiful illustrations, of which some aren't your typical comic book/graphic novel illustrations, but amazing works of art. I'm a sucker for watercolors, so this book has given me several hours of entertainment and
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Jenna
Oct 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I think I might've read the Death short story in another compilation somewhere, but for the most part they were interesting glimpses into the lives of the Endless. However, nothing really stood out as eye-opening and I couldn't even try to read Despair's portion, as I didn't care for the art collage style.
Nat Finn
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Took forever to get to it. Still no good way to audiobook comics. Took me for a loop. Didn't expect to enjoy it so much, given that none of libraries I am a member of had a digital copy. Local library had a physical copy.

It's a fun prequel story. You can read it as it was published, like 11th in the series, or read it before you read the original.

It was fun to see the early relationships of the Endless, which in the series is only ever alluded to. They grew, in spite of themselves.
Julio Bonilla
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All that is here is for your enjoyment.
Adastra
Sep 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful collection of stories that give a lot more depth to the Endless...
Scout
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Randolph
Better than many of the original Sandman numbers. Most are tight little thought provoking stories about each of the Endless. Assumes some Sandman prior knowledge to appreciate so don't start here.
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