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  • First written work in the comic book industry by Neil Gaiman in a story titled 'You're Never Alone with a Phone'
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  • Advertisement for The Sandman that preceded Sandman #1 by three months
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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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  • Miracleman story written by Neil Gaiman
  • *in 2012, a settlement was reached between Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane that awarded Gaiman the character rights to Miracleman and reportedly $1.1 million compensation for breach of contract from work performed for Eclipse, owned by McFarlane
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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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  • Part 7: Preludes & Nocturnes
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  • 1st appearance of Death, Dream’s sister
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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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  • 1st full appearance of Timothy Hunter, a boy destined to be the world’s greatest magician
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  • Begin Neil Gaiman scripts
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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]
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  • 1st appearance of Nuala, a faerie
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  • Origin of Miracleman
  • Scarce, final issue
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  • 7-page original story written by Neil Gaiman, featuring Sandman that did not appear in the periodical Sandman comic book series
  • Story was later reprinted in trade paperbacks Fables & Reflections (Library Edition Book and Absolute Sandman Book 3)
  • Story synopsis: Sandman enters the dream of a young man to help him cope with his fear of falling
  • Two-page preview of Death: The High Cost of Living, the first solo series featuring Death of the Endless
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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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  • First solo miniseries featuring Death of The Endless
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  • 1st appearance of Angela
  • Angela was later brought into the Marvel Universe as Thor's half sister
  • 1st appearance of Medieval Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Cogliostro
  • Cover homage of Wonder Woman #72
  • [November 2020 - Thor Love and Thunder is looking to cast a strong supporting female character in her 20s-30s being referred to by code name Artemisia]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Daniel Hall as The Sandman
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  • Two-issue limited series featuring the Deadboy Detectives
  • Children's Crusade is a crossover with multiple Annuals released in 1993
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  • Series about a young magician and his journey
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  • 2nd appearance of Angela
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  • 1st full appearance of Daniel Hall as the new Dream
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  • 12-page, mature-themed story written by Neil Gaiman
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 5,582
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  • Neil Gaiman's first written work for Marvel Comics
  • Multi-award winning limited series that places classic Marvel heroes in the 17th century
  • *the collected edition of this series has a dedication from Gaiman that reads 'To Todd (McFarlane), for making it necessary' referencing a 10 year legal dispute over profits and character ownership
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  • Origin of The Eternals, written by Neal Gaiman
  • 1st appearance of Gelt and Morjak, Deviants who kidnapped Ikaris
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  • "Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader" part 1 of 2
  • Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Andy Kubert
  • Continues in Detective Comics #853
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  • "Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader" part 2 of 2
  • Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Andy Kubert
  • Continues from Batman #686
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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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  • Prequel to the 1989 Sandman series published 25 years after it premiered
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  • 16-page promotional preview of the series based on Neil Gaiman's novel
  • Multi-season TV series on the Stars cable channel
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  • Crossover of Locke & Key and Sandman
  • Co-written by Joe Hill and Neil Gaiman