The Sandman has a very complicated history. While the title was part of the Vertigo line, it was still part of the wider DC Universe, and some heroes and villains came in and out of the book. They’ve made the decision to not bring in any superhero characters, so some slightly different versions of some of these characters appear in the series.
“The Sound of Her Wings” takes two stand-alone issues from the series and weaves them into a fantastic episode.
Otherwise known as “The Diner story” when it’s talked about, the episode is titled “24/7.” This is the most disturbing episode so far, and if memory serves, the worst we’re likely to see this season. This is going to be a very short review, because this is mostly high drama and I try to avoid spoilers.
One of my favorite issues throughout the several years long run was early on, when Morpheus went to hell to reclaim what was his. That, somewhat adapted, is what we see in “A Hope in Hell.”
The quest for Morpheus’ items continues in “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” Personally, I kept expecting to hear that song, but I don’t believe we ever did.
The first episode reassured me about any doubts I had about the quality of the project. Now, the story continues with “Imperfect Hosts.”
I’ve been reading comics most of my life, and usually stick with the superhero themed ones, but when Sandman #1 came out, I was hooked. I read each issue, talked about them with a good friend who generally doesn’t read comics at all but enjoyed these, and was constantly surprised and enthralled with where the stories went.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a lot of things that have never been done before, from the intricacy of the world-building to the range of characters and types of stories. It’s also in contention for the longest-running movie franchise and has been of overall amazing quality. Spider-Man: No Way Home, continues both those trends.
Stargirl, the newest show on both DC Universe and the CW, runs with the idea of legacy heroes.