The Dreaming #16

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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At last, Dora stands face-to-face with the man who tried to unmake her... but he's not what she expected. As it turns out, he's the architect behind everything that's happening to the Dreaming-but the true shape of his plan has slipped far out of even his control!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 7, 2019

    It's a masterful bit of writing worthy of Neil Gaiman himself. The artwork by Marguerite Sauvage (a favorite of mine since her run on Red Sonja) proves a perfect partner in bringing the script to life, crafting what I feel may be the best artwork this series has ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 9, 2019

    Now that the questions answered and the threat revealed, now Dora and the others have to stop it. The exposition is now out of the way and the action can begin. I can hardly wait to see how Spurrier resolves his epic story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 4, 2019

    There's probably a bit too much monologuing in the voice of a rather insufferable tech executive, but Dora's storyarc has been one of the most compelling parts of this series and it's great to see an issue spotlighting her again. Spurrier is moving on after only a few issues, making way for G. Willow Wilson, but he's clearly setting up a lot that she'll be able to continue to build on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 4, 2019

    This series continues inspire. You'll linger on its ideas and if you're lucky enough, get to talk about them with others. The Dreaming continues to be one of the richest, most thought-provoking series on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 10, 2019

    I've had a very uneven relationship with this book as it has had a lot of interesting ideas but hasn't always gotten them to come across in an engaging way. This issue is a big info dump and it explains a lot of what's been going on for a while now and how some of the characters fit into it. Spurrier sets us on a path that could definitely go in some interesting directions if it's going to be explored or if we end up reverting to something more traditional. This issue definitely warranted shaking things up a bit in the art department and putting it with Marguerite Sauvage means we got something that just looks fantastic and connected well so that we had that outside look it needed. I'm really curious to see where things go from here as that's the deciding factor on whether to stick around or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Dec 4, 2019

    It's a sign of success that a story remains as engaging after a mystery has been solved as it was before, and The Dreaming succeeds at that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Dec 11, 2019

    With a reveal that doesnt feel cheap, The Dreaming #16 was a highlight of the series for me. There has been a lot of moving pieces and so far none of them have felt unnecessary. Well-written and beautifully illustrated, this issue feels fresh while still feeling connected to the original series. Pick up a copy at your local comic book store or wherever you get your comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 4, 2019

    An intriguing issue laden with plot bombshells and clever twists, if not still marred slightly by its delivery and lack of Bilquis Evely's art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Dec 10, 2019

    This is really the sort of writing you want to see in a Sandman adjacent story. Its layered, subtle and complex, giving enough information to hook you in but leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

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