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The Sandman: Endless Nights (The Sandman Collection of stories 1-7)

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Before becoming a New York Times two-time best-selling author, Neil Gaiman revolutionized the comic-book arena with THE SANDMAN. The most acclaimed and award-winning comic series of the last decade, THE SANDMAN is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy, in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven. THE SANDMAN set new standards ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 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.

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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 another,
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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 young Dream and especial
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Orbi Alter
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: strip
4,5
Ako se mene pita, Sila se vratio na svoje prijestolje i opet je sve u redu u odnosima fizickih manifestacija metafizickih koncepata :D Konacno mi je sjelo da je Sreca postala Sumanutost (zavoljela sam je tek kasnije u Sandmanu) i kako je uopce doslo do netrpeljivosti izmedu Sna i Strasti.
Uvjerljivo najbolji i najdrazi su mi portreti/skice Shrvanosti... Uopce taj koncept s kljucnim cinjenicama o njoj kroz par kratkih prica i kolaza. Skoro da osjecam Slom negdje u nutrini bica svog. Ma mozes je
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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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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
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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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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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Sud666
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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.
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
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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
Jeraviz
Jul 21, 2015 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.
Michelle
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 scariest San
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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.
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 an
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Tomás
Jun 16, 2016 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
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Bruna Prior
Aug 08, 2015 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
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
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Thomas Johansson
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
A nice follow-up to Sandman about the family of the Endless. Answers some things, creates more new questions.
Kevin
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mission accomplished, I finished reading the Sandman series and I would have to say that overall it was just amazing. Everyone that loves to read should read this series!
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 Carter
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.
Roman
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
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Ivon
Terima kasih banyak untuk kebaikan Qui (nama panggilan dari seseorang ber-nickname
Δx Δp ≥ ħ http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16... (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 kelu
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Johnny
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
The Sandman clearly defines Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel work. In the biographical synopsis at the end of The Sandman: Endless Nights, however, Gaiman admits that The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch is his favorite (mine, too). Now, with Coraline as a beautiful animated feature film and American Gods as a successful cable television show, less people may initially identify Gaiman with The Sandman graphic novels than before. Still, The Sandman series stands as a high-water mark for ...more
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