The Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes TPB Vertigo/DC Comics. Collects Issues 1 - 8. Story by Neil Gaiman. Art by Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth & Malcolm Jones III.
The first volume collecting Neil Gaiman's seminal horror series is available in a new edition featuring the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition.
In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, collecting issues #1-8, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps Death's younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Morpheus goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings" which introduces the pragmatic, perky Death