The Sandman

The Sandman

Volume 7, Brief Lives

Paperback - 2011
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Older and more powerful than the gods themselves, the Endless are a dysfunctional family of cosmic beings that have ruled over the realms of dream, desire, despair, destiny, destruction, death, and delirium since the beginning of time. But three hundred years ago, one of the mythical beings gave up his duties and left his realm, never to be seen again. BRIEF LIVES tells the tales of Delirium and older brother Dream on a mission to find their missing sibling, as they encounter immortal humans and various deities while trying to locate the prodigal Destruction. But as their adventure draws Dream into a final, tragic confrontation with his son Orpheus, the eternal being learns the true meaning of fate and consequences.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, [2011]
Edition: Fully remastered edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781401232634
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Brief lives


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Apr 24, 2016

APL Ruiz's resident authority on comics has called Watchmen "the Citizen Kane of graphic novels" and I agree it's a staggering achievement, but I now think The Sandman reaches farther and deeper.

BookReviewer2015 Jan 31, 2015

A fascinating and epic addiction to the Sandman saga!

Features Dream's long lost and intriguing brother, Destruction!

Jul 03, 2014

Loved it! :) I love love love Delirium! All of the Endless are pretty amazing in their own ways, but Delirium is one of the funnest! It's always interesting getting to learn more about their story!

Aug 10, 2013

I was very impressed with the visuals in this one. Jill Thompson's drawings really bring the characters to life, and I appreciated the restraint on the horror elements. Delirium's realm, (Delirium's hair!) the word balloons, the almost monochromatic pages with Ishtar, starry skies . . . great stuff.

Jean-Pierre Lebel
Oct 20, 2012

Volume 7 of the collected Sandman series tells the story of Dream and his sister Delirium on a quest to find a missing member of the 'Endless Family'. It is a more straightforward story which I enjoyed, but was not as fascinating as volumes 5 and 6. Delirium is a crazy goddess that provides a lot of laughs due to her childlike non-sequitar mannerisms. Readers will finally get to meet all the Endless in this volume. Good reading; highly recommended for mature readers.

Kong72 Aug 02, 2012

If you haven't read Sandman and you like graphic novels, fantasy, goth, horror, or just love great story telling... you're missing out. Read it!

Jun 21, 2010

i want to read this but its currently missing......


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Jun 22, 2014

Delirium misses her big brother Destruction, so she seeks the help of the other Endless to find him. Dream finally agrees to travel with her. Delirium is "a good driver".


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