History ComicBook / TheSandman

20th Jun '17 7:43:48 AM Sunburst
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Dream is notoriously [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and [[JerkAss insensitive]] towards others - so much so he condemns a former lover to Hell and leaves Orpheus to his fate because both hurt his pride, tactlessly warns Lyta Hall he will come for her son, to mention just a few examples. However, in "Men of Good Fortune", he clearly opposes slavery.
15th Jun '17 4:38:38 PM NightShade96
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* MemoryJar: Odin keeps his thoughts and his memories in his two crows, Huggin and Munnin. When he sends them off to gather information, he becomes completely catatonic, being capable of neither until they return.
2nd May '17 3:02:33 PM SorPepita
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''The Sandman'' is a ComicBook series (later collected in a series of graphic novels) by Creator/NeilGaiman, chronicling the story of the King of Dreams and his family of fantastic AnthropomorphicPersonification[=s=] of cosmic powers. Described as "A story about stories," ''The Sandman'' was a comic series that could tell any tale, in any time period, in any style or setting. Historical figures were common, as were allusions and homages to many classic works such as the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The series lasted for 75 issues, from January, 1989 to March, 1996. A {{prequel}} mini-series, ''ComicBook/TheSandmanOverture'', was released in 2013, the original series' 25th anniversary and was written by Gaiman with art by Creator/JHWilliamsIII.

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''The Sandman'' is a ComicBook series (later collected in a series of graphic novels) by Creator/NeilGaiman, chronicling the story of the King of Dreams and his family of fantastic AnthropomorphicPersonification[=s=] of cosmic powers. Described as "A story about stories," ''The Sandman'' was a comic series that could tell any tale, in any time period, in any style or setting. Historical figures were common, as were allusions and homages to many classic works such as the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' and the plays of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The series lasted for 75 issues, from January, 1989 to March, 1996. A {{prequel}} mini-series, ''ComicBook/TheSandmanOverture'', was released in 2013, the original series' 25th anniversary and was written by Gaiman with art by Creator/JHWilliamsIII.
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28th Apr '17 8:43:10 AM SinNanna
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** At one point in ''The Doll's House'', a poster for Music/TheCure can be seen on the wall.
** During the chapter in ''Season of Mists'' set in the BoardingSchoolOfHorrors, one character mentions "[[Music/TheWall the happiest days of our lives]]".
15th Mar '17 6:21:32 PM Willbyr
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft places" are spots where reality is weak leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).

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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft "Soft places" are spots where reality is weak weak, leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, travel and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).
15th Mar '17 7:30:03 AM morenohijazo
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: "soft places" are spots where reality is weak leading to easier inter-dimensional travel, and time working oddly. There is one in the Desert of Lop in China (a real place).
13th Mar '17 9:05:26 PM C2
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** In human form, Death as Deedee appears at this to Sexton. He doesn't buy it, until he's threatened by Mad Hettie to find Hettie's heart.

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** In human form, Death as Deedee Didi appears at this to Sexton. He doesn't buy it, until he's threatened by Mad Hettie to find Hettie's heart.
13th Mar '17 3:37:28 PM morenohijazo
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* EssentialMadness: A story has Delirium in a foul mood, having hidden herself away in her realm and cut off all access. In order to get to her, Dream recruits several mentally ill people, as only their flexible interpretations of reality would allow them to navigate Delirium's home unscathed.
11th Mar '17 3:15:54 PM Epicazeroth
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthromorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthromorphic {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?
11th Mar '17 3:15:01 PM Epicazeroth
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{AnthromorphicPersonification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{AnthromorphicPersonification}}s {{Anthromorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?
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