The Dreaming #6

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Finally determined to solve the riddle of herself, Dora is out for blood. But Judge Gallows, the usurper, has taken precautions to protect himself. As the whole of the Dreaming trembles with the sick new power he wields, the oldest brotherly feud in existence takes a wretched turn...a blood sacrifice is made...the chrysalis cracks...and a new thing, an impossible thing, an indomitable thing, is born at last...

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Feb 6, 2019

    Whatever happens, Ill be waiting with bated breath for my next sleep and trip to The Dreaming in the next perfect issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 6, 2019

    The Dreaming is a visionary delight in comics storytelling. Issue #6 is not only proof of that, but it's yet another example of it from a series that has been everything you'd expect from DC Vertigo. If this issue was the sirens song count me as one of those jumping overboard for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Bilquis Evelys art is astoundingly beautiful. Every page was a visual feast and there was never a moment when the art wasnt in lock step with the pace and tone of the story. There was so much to enjoy visually in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 6, 2019

    Yet, I find myself forgiving difficulty tracking the page to page flow because of the sheer ambition and scope of the Spurrier's and Evely's epic tale. The final act throws an entirely wrench into the narrative and it is increasingly clear that this is a creative duo that is willing to boldly stake a claim to the Sandman sandbox and stick the landing for the most. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2019

    Simon Spurrier's reinvention of the world of The Sandman concludes its first arc in The Dreaming #6 with a game-changing twist that upends the entire concept of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 8, 2019

    Spurrier and Evely are putting their all into this and it shows. It's imaginative in a way that I wasn't expecting. This is a top quality book from the covers by Jae Lee, right up until the last page. It's now a question of "Are they will be able to continue this book and maintain it like this?" I'm thinking so. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 12, 2019

    The Dreaming caps off its opening arc and the state of The Dreaming itself very well here. It's a little muddled at times and chaotic considering the scale of events but I suspect that with re-reads of it and the run as a whole so far that it'll come together even better. I really like what Spurrier is doing and am excited for the potential of what's to come as it's open-ended. This installment also works wonderfully because of the artwork and layouts as it tries to capture that surreal aspect of the dreamscape and does so incredibly well all while handling such complex characters and situations, bringing to life this realm for a new audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Feb 7, 2019

    Although the setting and most of the characters of The Dreaming are familiar, the story has definitely pushed into new territory. This adds an intriguing dimension to the story. It is not just a comfortable rehash of the original series, but a new story that is free to wander in unexpected directions. Will it be as good as the original? That remains to be seen, but the potential is there for it to match and even surpass its previous iteration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 6, 2019

    The Dreaming is a joy to read, but is likely to be even more rewarding now that this first arc is complete. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Feb 6, 2019

    The Dreaming is great storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 6, 2019

    It's the cataclysmic face-off between Dora and Judge Gallows! No quarter will be given! No corner of the Dreaming will be spared! Things will conclude, but still be weird, so there's no real transition. Sort of like when you're dreaming. Read Full Review

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