At this point I don’t really care too much about the Sandman character. I’m much more interested in the human emotional side of things than any science fiction of fantasy that sets a backdrop. So I liked John Constantine in this. I assume his presence would matter more to me if I had a full understanding of his place in the DC/Vertigo cannon, but whatever. I still found him interesting here.
Morpheus frequently feels like almost a side character.
Sandman overall is sometimes more human-y and sometimes more fantasy-y; I’m with you in liking the human bits more. (Gaiman’s great at that sort of thing.)
Constantine has his own separate thing going— don’t worry about it (although he’s a great character too, worth checking out if you liked him here). Sandman had more connections to other DC stuff early on, and then mostly dropped that as it came into its own.
It’s still going to get better! Those earliest issues were Gaiman trying stuff out, finding a voice, figuring out what Sandman was going to be. It’ll become that soon.
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