The Dreaming #17

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Wan's takeover of Dream's realm is nearly complete. As his identity slips away, Abel only has one secret left in his pocket. And poor, tortured Lucien, lost and without purpose, longs for nothing but release, and to return to the foundations of the Dreaming. So why can't he go? Does he have a purpose yet to serve? If he wants to die...why must he continue to pay the high cost of living?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 4, 2020

    Simon Spurrier's run on The Dreaming has given us a story that lives up to Neil Gaiman's original Sandman story. He has managed to give us a fun ride, now it just remains to be seen if he can bring it to a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 1, 2020

    It's another powerful issue in what has been a gem of a series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 1, 2020

    A stellar and emotional chapter that propels us towards the end of Spurrier and Evely' s beautifully complex run on The Dreaming. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 2020

    Spurrier has taken on a near-impossible task of following Gaiman and has mostly stuck the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 7, 2020

    The ending tease is something that the series has certainly needed earlier than this to establish things better but at the same time I understand why they kept separate for so long and that beings of this nature do not act quickly at all. Spurrier has a lot going on here and I'm not following all of it anymore as things feel more complex than they need to be at times. But I'm enjoying various character stories since they're smaller and easier to connect with, making for a more engaging time. And with such rich and gorgeous artwork as we get, even if there was no story it would be worth it just for that alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 2, 2020

    Another great issue, making this series another great issue in the Sandman Universe. The characterisation has been fantastic and I love seeing where the characters are going, even if it does seem to be to new depths. While everything seems to be coming to a head it’s difficult to know where it’s going to go and what will happen next. And it’s this mystery, this unknown, which helps bring me back issue after issue to find out what’s coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jan 11, 2020

    The Dreaming #17 is a heartbreaking and suspenseful nail biter. A lot happens but nothing feels rushed or brushed over. This issue may be one of my favorites from the series. Pick this issue up at your local comic book shop or wherever you get comics. Read Full Review

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