The Dreaming #12

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The search is over. The trail is cold. A crown must be conferred. A great reception is held for the envoys and ambassadors of the outer realms-but who greets them from the throne of tales? And somewhere, out in the world, the man who tore down the King of Dreams looks upon his work... and feels nothing.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 7, 2019

    Another incredible issue that is beautiful, magical, and quite clearly making a statement about how plush comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 7, 2019

    If you were a fan of Gaiman's original comic, you owe it to yourself to pick up The Dreaming. It's the epic continuation of a story about personal responsibility, hubris, and imagination. If you're willing to partake on this journey, you will be rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 7, 2019

    This is a wild, deeply cosmic series that manages to deftly combine metaphysical storytelling with cold-blooded horror, and the addition of the new Lord of the Dreaming promises to continue evolving in unexpected ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 13, 2019

    Out of the Sandman Universe titles, The Dreaming has the most to live up to, being the title that's a direct sequel to Neil Gaiman's classic Sandman series. But Spurrier has managed to capture a lot of the original title while giving us a new story that moves the book forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 7, 2019

    This issue suggests that things may never be as they were in the Dreaming and pulls the veil back"if only slightly"on the puppetmaster causing the upheaval, drawing already engrossed readers further into the series' narrative web. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 13, 2019

    With a couple of pages of teases that have me hopeful that things are coming into focus, I'm still wary of where The Dreaming is going. I like what Wan is up to at this point by the end, assuming his position to play and all, and the end tease about what's really going on could be really interesting depending on what's going on. But Spurrier fills this with so much material that it feels like a slog to get through rather than interesting or intriguing as we dealt with all the other issues first. And that combined with the lettering style just makes me dread the book, which is not a good thing. Read Full Review

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