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10 Things You Didn't Know About Neil Gaiman's Sandman

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Neil Gaiman's Sandman is a dark classic of comics, with rich lore, fantastic writing, and artists to boot.

Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has been a massively influential comic and is finally leaping to live-action with the upcoming Netflix series. Since its 1989 debut, The Sandman has been through many changes in what it was and how it's perceived. It wasn't the juggernaut it is today right off the bat, but it's since become the perfect gateway comic, a book that could make anyone love the comic medium.

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The Netflix adaptation will bring a lot of eyes to the comic, and there are many interesting little things for new fans to know about the comic. It's a masterpiece of plot and characters with a fascinating real-world history.

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There was a time when unless someone wanted a copy of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Crisis On Infinite Earths, or some other big book, they had to comb the back issue boxes. The Sandman changed that. Gaiman wrote long story arcs, each playing into his overarching narrative, and they were easily collected.

This made it easy for fans to get into the book, allowing more and more to learn about the kind of masterpiece The Sandman is. As the years went by, more comics were written like it, creating the present collected edition/graphic novel market.

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