I have just finished this particular Sandman comic, and while I wasn’t bothered by the supposedly low quality of the graphics, I can see the amazing difference that good pencilling and coloring make.

What I’m really loving is the experience of reading the Sandman stuff. I mean, it’s not just words, like in a book, and it’s not just images, like in a movie, and the images don’t flow, like in a movie. Images overlap, stack, fade in and out, are arranged unexpectedly. It’s such an amazing way to get into this story, and I can’t imagine this particular mythos and tale being told any other way. There’s the occasional rumor that a movie will get made from this work, but I just don’t think it would hold up or be the same.

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