In the Library with a Comic Book

Episode 3: The Sandman

March 31, 2016

In Episode 3, Jack and Amanda discuss: 

Recommended comics: 

  • Wild Children and Zero by Ales Kot
  • Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodrguez
  • Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III

25th Anniversary of The Sandman: What you need to know

  • One of the first things that Gaiman wrote; really built his name
  • Ran from 1989 to 1996
  • First Vertigo book, a DC imprint
  • World Fantasy Award Winner (and only comic to win ever)
  • Ten volumes, which should be read in order
  • If you just want a taste, read Dream Country and Fables and Reflections – both comprised of standalone shorts
  • Bay Area peeps: Check out the Cartoon Art Museum’s Grains of Sand: 25 Years of Sandman through March 16, 2014
  • And check your local library for free museum passes via Discover and Go.

Listener Question from Scott Bauer of Marin County Free Library:

“What comic are you reading now that has more "strange goodness” than Manhattan Projects?“

  • Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphey
  • Atomic Robo by Scott Wegener
  • Lazarus by Greg Rucka
  • Pax Romana by Jonathan Hickman