The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives

The Sandman #7

Neil Gaiman with Jill Thompson (Illustrator), Vince Locke (Illustrator)

fiction comics fantasy adventurous slow-paced

256 pages | first published 1994


Dream's youngest sister, the loopy Delirium, convinces him to go on a quest for their missing brother, Destruction. But Dream may learn that the cost of finding his prodigal sibling is more than he can bear. Collects The Sandman #41–49
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