The Sandman

The Sandman

The Dream Hunters

Book - 1999
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Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Yoshitaka Amano Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night's Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves. This book also boasts an eight page section highlighting Yoshitaka Amano's amazing painted art.
Publisher: New York : Vertigo/D.C. Comics, 1999.
ISBN: 9781563896293
156389629X
Characteristics: 126 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Amano, Yoshitaka
Alternative Title: Dream hunters

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AL_TARINA Nov 17, 2016

The story is absolutely fantastic, though the art in this rereleased version is a total let down. The original version of this graphic novel was illustrated by the acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitako Amano. His art suited this story much, much better as the story is based on a Japanese folktale. The new artist (though acclaimed in his own right), P. Craig Russell, absolutely does not do justice to the story being told and it's a shame the publisher and Gaiman felt the need to rerelease this with a different artist. If you get a chance check out the original version of this! Two stars because this change was unnecessary and ruined the original feel of this graphic novel.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Not what I was expecting, but very beautiful.

forbesrachel Feb 05, 2013

Elegant, and ethereal in both writing and illustrations; I cannot think of a better pair to so beautifully represent the world of dreams. This version of The Sandman is based on an old Japanese tale.

SailorSaturn Mar 28, 2011

Beautiful illustrations by Amano and love Gaiman's storytelling of an old Japanese folklore. Presents a tale involving agape love and karma.

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