Monday, February 11, 2008

The Sandman

I got an e-mail from my friend Tom over at Z's Toys and More saying that the Sandman he had ordered for me was in. It was a great deal at $10 (and that included shipping!); I believe that was the original price when it came out.

The Sandman is of course from the legendary comic book series written by fantasy novelist Neil Gaiman. I can't think of any other comic that references writers such as James Branch Cabell and G. K. Chesterton. The Sandman is one of seven brothers and sisters, less than gods but more than human. He is Dream, and his siblings are Destruction, Desire, Despair, Delerium (once called Delight), Destiny, and Death.

From the card: "The Sandman. He is known by many names: Dream of the Endless, Morpheus, The Sandman. At once an ephemeral figure and one of great might, he is perceived by the waking world only in fleeting glimpses. Of all the Endless, it may be he who takes his responsibilities to humanity most seriously. And in his own kingdom of the Dreaming, his power is supreme. Includes a removable cloth cloak and an attachable figure of Matthew the Raven."

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