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  • Premiere issue of John Constantine's first ongoing titled series
  • 1st appearance of Papa Midnite
  • [November 2020 - the latest rumor is that there is a Constantine sequel in the works. We've also heard Constantine may appear in Justice League Dark and/or Sandman]
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  • 1st appearance of Dream aka Morpheus
  • 1st appearance of Unity Kincaid
  • 1st appearance of Roderick Burgess
  • 1st appearance of Ethel Cripps
  • [Sandman Netflix series castings: Tom Sturridge is Dream, Charles Dance is Roderick Burgess, Sandra James Young is Unity Kincaid, Joely Richardson is Ethel Cripps]
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  • 2nd appearance of Dream
  • 1st appearance of Goldie the Gargoyle
  • 1st appearance of John Dee
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  • Part 3: Preludes and Nocturnes
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  • 1st appearance of Lucifer Morningstar
  • 1st appearance of demon Azazel, Choronzon and Beezlebub in fly form
  • 1st cameo appeareance of Nada, a former lover of Dream
  • [January 2021 - Gwendoline Christie (Brienne from Game of Thrones) to portray Lucifer in the Sandman Netflix series]
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  • 1st appearance of Merv Pumpkinhead
  • [May 2021 - speculation that Merv will appear in the Sandman series]
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  • Part 6: Preludes & Nocturnes '24 Hours' - Dr. Destiny holds the patrons of a diner captive for 24 hours and uses Dream's stolen artifacts to terrorize, torture and commit mass murder
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  • 2nd appearance of Dream outside of The Sandman series
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  • Part 7: Preludes & Nocturnes
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  • 1st appearance of Death, Dream’s sister
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  • Editorial variant by former DC editor and Vertigo co-founder, Karen Berger
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  • 1st full appearance of Nada, a former lover of Dream
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  • The Doll’s House part 1
  • 1st appearance of The Corinthian, a nightmare with teeth for eyes that escaped into our reality
  • [January 2021 - Boyd Holbrook to portray The Corinthian in the Sandman on Netflix]
  • 1st appearance of Desire and Despair of the Endless
  • 1st appearance of Rose Walker
  • 1st appearance of Fiddler's Green
  • [March 2021 - Stephen Fry to portray Fiddler's Green]
  • Reintroduction of Brute and Glob
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  • 1st full appearance of Fiddler's Green, in human form
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  • 1st appearance of Lady Johanna Constantine, a sorceress and ancestor of John Constantine
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  • Guest writer Neil Gaiman, guest artist Dave McKean - the creative team behind Vertigo's The Sandman
  • Preview of Clive Barker's Nightbreed
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  • Begin Neil Gaiman scripts
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  • Error edition: page 19 comes before page 18
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  • 1st appearance of Delirium , one of The Endless, formerly Delight before she went insane
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  • 1st appearance of Mazikeen, demon servant loyal to Lucifer
  • [March 2021 - unconfirmed reports that actress Cassandra Clare is cast as the demon, Mazikeen in the upcoming Netflix Sandman series]
  • 1st appearance of Daniel Hall, later becomes Dream (Sandman), son of Hector Hall, born in The Dreaming
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  • 1st appearance of the Deadboy Detectives, the ghosts of two murdered boys who investigate mysteries
  • [September 2021 - HBO Max ordered a Deadboy Detectives pilot for a possible spin-off series]
  • 📈 +1,400% copies sold this week versus the previous week
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  • 1st appearance of Nuala, a faerie
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  • Glow-in-the-dark cover
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  • Scarce, oversized final issue
  • 15-page story written by the Sandman team, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
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  • 7-page promotional insert featuring Death from the Sandman series
  • AIDS awareness story with Death demonstrating how to properly wear a condom using a banana as a prop
  • Guest-starring John Constantine who provides the banana
  • Reprinted as a standalone promotional giveaway
  • This issue went on-sale one week before Hellblazer #62 and Sandman #46 which also included the insert
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  • First solo miniseries featuring Death of The Endless
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Daniel Hall as The Sandman
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  • Retailer Appreciation Platinum Edition
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  • Platinum edition, retailer exclusive with silver stars
  • Winner of a Squiddy Award for Favorite Single-Issue Story in a Series (1993)
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  • 7-page promotional giveaway featuring Death from the Sandman series
  • AIDS awareness story with Death demonstrating how to properly wear a condom using a banana as a prop
  • Guest-starring John Constantine who provides the banana
  • Originally printed in Shade the Changing Man #32
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  • 1st full appearance of Daniel Hall as the new Dream
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  • Second printing, printed alongside the bar code in the lower-left corner
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  • Cover art by Dave McKean, story by Brian Carroll AKA Buckethead, a musician best known for wearing a KFC bucket on his head and a Michael Myers-type mask while performing
  • 16-page promotional comic book originally intended as a giveaway for the 'Giant Robot' album but later used for the 'Monsters and Robots' release
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  • Two hardcover omnibus collection of the entire 75-issue Sandman series
  • Released in 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premiere issue release (1989)
  • Artist's proof page numbered and autographed by Neil Gaiman
  • Limited to 500 sets
  • Original retail price: $500
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  • Variant black and white cover art by Dave McKean (1:200)