Sandman #1
(January 1989)

DC, 1989 Series
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Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD; 1.20 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthy
On-sale Date
1988-11-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor); Art Young (credited) (assistant editor); Dick Giordano (credited) (executive editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from Library of Congress, Copyright Office (by Mike's Amazing World).
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (signed) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (signed) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (signed) (painting)
Letters
Dave McKean (logo design)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dream [Morpheus]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

With Johnny DC / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Sleep of the Just [Master of Dreams Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sandman / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Sam Kieth (credited)
Inks
Mike Dringenberg (credited)
Colors
Robbie Busch (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
G-4052
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, sir. We're here.
Feature Logo
The Sandman [above the]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Hathaway (introduction); Order of Ancient Mysteries [Roderick Burgess [Lord Magus; Daemon King] (introduction); Alex Burgess (introduction); Ethel Cripps (introduction); Ruthven Sykes [Ararita]; Paul McGuire; unnamed members]; Compton (introduction); Ellie Marsten; Mr. Marsten (Ellie's father); Mrs. Marsten (Ellie's mother); Daniel Bustamonte; Stefan Wasserman; Unity Kinkaid (introduction); Dream [Morpheus] (introduction); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Nurse Edmunds; Choronzon (in the shadows); Mort Notkin; Ernie; Frederick
Synopsis
Roderick Burgess, seeking to trap Death, snares her brother Dream instead. After many years of captivity, Morpheus is released and takes his revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
Canada; Dream's Helm; Dream's Sand Pouch; Dreamstone; Edinburgh; Fawney Rig; France; Jamaica; Kingston; Liber Fulvarum Paginarum; London; Magdalene Grimoire; Royal Museum; San Francisco; Scotland; Sleepy Sickness; Toronto; Verdun; Wych Cross

Indexer Notes

First Neil Gaiman Sandman story.

Meet the Band That Made Music Matter Again (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be the First on Your Block, Doc, to Order These Fantabulous Looney Tunes Items! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Looney Tunes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Catwoman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Legion '89 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Invasion- Aftermath! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Mister Miracle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

New Gods / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

They're Harmless (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gammarauders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho- No! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

New! Classic Rock Hits of the '60s in Digital Sound! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    With Johnny DC
  3. 2. Sleep of the Just [Master of Dreams Part 1]
    Sandman
  4. 3. Meet the Band That Made Music Matter Again
    U2
  5. 4. Be the First on Your Block, Doc, to Order These Fantabulous Looney Tunes Items!
    Looney Tunes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Legion '89
  8. 7. Invasion- Aftermath!
    Daily Planet
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mister Miracle
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    New Gods
  11. 10. They're Harmless
    Gammarauders
  12. 11. Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho- No!
  13. 12. New! Classic Rock Hits of the '60s in Digital Sound!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Kauldi Gilibert
  • Del Gruber
  • Ralf Haring
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Nuno Miranda
  • John Monagle
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore