The Sandman, vol. 2: The Doll’s House

The Doll’s House contains two separate short stories within a larger narrative. The two stories, “Tales of the Sand,” and “Men of Good Fortune” introduce people from Dream’s past. The stories may initially seem disconnected from the meta-narrative of The…

The Sandman, vol. 3: Dream Country

Dream Country contains four short stories which explore the nature of the dream, and begin to give some insight into who Dream used to be and how his imprisonment has changed him. “Calliope” is about the muse Calliope, Dream’s former…

The Sandman, vol. 7: Brief Lives

Brief Lives begins to explain what happened to Dream’s brother Destruction, and why his absence has had such impact on the Endless. Previous volumes have demonstrated the highly dysfunctional family dynamic between the Endless, and in Brief Lives Delirium asserts…