The Dreaming #20

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 22, 2020 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The unbelievable finale of Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely’s Sandman Universe epic is here! The citizens of the Dreaming make their final play against the artificial intelligence that seeks to replace them with cold rationality…and the fate of Dream is revealed!

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett May 6, 2020

    The Dreaming turned out to be a powerful new addition to The Sandman's legacy, and a moving, enrapturing story in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 28, 2020

    Spurrier has done a masterful job of continuing Gaiman's classic Sandman story. He managed to capture much of the feel of that series, merging elements of the original with new characters and situations. Neil Gaiman is a hard act to follow, but Spurrier has acquitted himself admirably as does. Bilquis Evely also did a masterful job as the series primary artist. Kudos on a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 27, 2020

    Si Spurrier and Bilquis Evely's story comes to a beautiful conclusion with one of the most memorable chapters in all of Sandman Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Apr 30, 2020

    The Dreaming #20 marks the end of an incredible run by an even more incredible creative team. Daniel is back and the Dreaming is restored in this gorgeous and exciting issue that lives up to the Sandman name! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 28, 2020

    The Dreaming is a series that'll be held dear by most and cherished by many. It's a series that reflects on the very idea of the power of dreams and how important they are to our very makeup. If you hold storytelling dear (and really, who doesn't?), you will find yourself wrapping yourself in the blanket that is this series as it comes to a close with a great appreciation for the journey Spurrier and Evely have taken us on, knowing that we can start anew with issue #1 anytime we please. Now that is a gift. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 29, 2020

    To follow up the world of the Sandman is one of the biggest tasks any writer has ever taken on, akin to what Geoff Johns and Gary Frank did in Doomsday Clock. For a first act, this is an impressive debut, but it'll be interesting to see where Wilson takes it in the coming months. There's a lot to dig into in this universe, and we've barely scratched the surface. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Apr 29, 2020

    While it is undoubtedly sad to see this volume of The Dreaming come to a close, it is reassuring to know that the creative team was able to tell a complete story over the course of 20 issues that lives up to the standard set by Neil Gaiman in the pages of The Sandman. Following the characters of the Dreaming, from Dora to Lucien to Cain and Abel, the change in dynamics has been a fascinating and rewarding experience for those willing to dive in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 5, 2020

    This issue frustrated me in a lot of ways as it comes on top of the last couple of books that really just made me want to throw down the whole thing. There are a lot of positives to this ending in that it does get us back to a place where someone can pick up from it and launch into the kinds of stories that we should have been seeing for the past two years. But it's been such a rough and frustrating ride that I can't bring myself to invest in the property any further until I read other reviews and only then when it's wrapped up a storyline in a trade. I've loved the artwork for this series but have felt burned by the storytelling and lettering. The book sticks the ending but it was such a wobble in mid-air as to throw me off the whole game. Read Full Review

  • 10

    Simon Spurrier closes out a near perfect run on The Dreaming and leaves everything back in the toy box for the next writer and man, I do not envy G. Willow Wilson for following Si's lead. I am happy this run ended before giving any chance to mess up and screw over Sandman's legacy. I am a bit worrisome for the next try at it. Be smart G. Willow Wilson, and only use characters you have the confidence to do justice.

    When people recommend Sandman from now on, this run will be a thought if the reader wants more.

    (BTW loved Dora)

  • 9.0
    Spacey Medicine May 11, 2020

    Honestly I quite liked this ending.

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte May 17, 2020

    A very strong ending, but it's hard to imagine that these 20 issues are going to have a place in the larger Sandman universe in years to come. I will miss Dora.

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Apr 28, 2020

    Since this is the only comic I'm reading this week, as the comics industry is just beginning to resume, I wanted to really delve deep into this final issue of The Dreaming. I've had my share of problems with the series basically since its inception, and I've gone into them a little bit throughout its 20 issue run.

    I don't have much affinity at all for the original Sandman title or The earlier Dreaming titles. I never finished Sandman (Yet, I'm currently re-reading it in hopes that this time I won't lose interest) and I never read those other Dreaming titles. I think that was the first flaw I found with this title (If you can call it that, and not just a personalized gripe that doesn't mean anything). It's not exactly new reader f more

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