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The Sandman (1989) - #75
"The Tempest"
Vertigo (DC Comics)

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Neil Gaiman
William Shakespeare

Charles Dana Vess

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  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Single Issue: (Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess [DC/Vertigo])

Cover Date: March 1996
Cover Price: US $ 3.95

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 48 pages

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The Wake

William Shakespeare is having trouble finishing his current play. He is writing "The Tempest" in fulfillment of a bargain he made near the beginning of his career with Dream. Before he retires from writing, he must write one more play for Dream. He visits Dream's realm and they reflect upon their lives and positions in the world.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Sandman (2002) TPB vol. 17
The Sandman (1989) Absolute Edition vol. 04
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 10
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 10 (2nd edition)
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 10 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) Recolored Edition TPB vol. 10
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 10
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 10 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 10 (Eighth Printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 10 (Fifth Printing)

Special thanks to Bryan Talbot, John Ridgway & the Mysterious Mister Zed.

Extras include a pullout centerfold poster by Dave McKean with a timeline of The Sandman's publication history on the reverse side, and an afterword by Neil Gaiman.

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