The Dreaming #7

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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A pale god has wandered the Earth, banished and bound. For one ill-fated family, he leaves only the wreckage of a cataclysmic romance. As the Dreaming convalesces after its recent upheavals, at long last it's time to follow the footsteps of its absent master. But we must tread lightly. For where Dream walks, heartbreak follows.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 6, 2019

    It's an invigorating opening to The Dreaming's next chapter. Read Full Review

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

    If Bilquis Evely drew the nightmares that The Dreaming had become then Larson has provided us with the dream of love becoming a reality as the perfect counterpart. The lighter colours, softer outlines and painful smiles fit like a perfect puzzle piece in this mystical, magical retelling of the broken hearts we've all felt at some point in our lives. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Leijah Petelka Mar 7, 2019

    Lucian finds himself awake and in a hospital, thanks to Rose. But Lucian finds himself unable to speak. To get more information about her missing daughter, Rose tries to encourage Lucian to speak by telling Lucian her story. Simon Spurrier fills in some gaps about where Daniel's been. Paired with Abigail Larson and Quinton Winter's wonderful art, this issue is one you cannot miss! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Christina Hamlet Apr 29, 2019

    This issue at first glance may appear to be a confusing turn after the climax of the previous issue, but it quickly becomes clear that were seeing the same story from a different angle. This book has been a joy to read so far, and this issue is more of the same a beautiful story tinged with both hope and sadness. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 6, 2019

    The Dreaming #7starts a new arc. Spurrier and Larson work together brilliantly and continue to be the gem of the Sandman Universe. Read Full Review

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

    Abigail Larsons dreamlike, almost wistful art is perfect for this story and everything from the panel layout to the character designs is great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Stefan Blitz Mar 8, 2019

    Abigail Larson fills in here on the art duties and does a more than capable job drawing this issue. It's gorgeous to look at and she keeps the standards set by Bilquis Evely as the artist high. This is a fine issue and worth reading. They're really doing a great job. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Mar 6, 2019

    With a new arc and artist, the story takes a (hopefully) brief detour from the chaos in the realm of The Dreaming. Still, it's a well-structured tale of tragedy and Desire, that devotees of the original SANDMAN might appreciate more than new readers. Read Full Review

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

    The Dreaming gets everything into motion in a good way here for the new arc as it has a lot of familiar aspects, such as Daniel (Morpheus) involved but in a kind of dreamlike and indifferent way to the actual story itself. Telling the tale through Rose and reconnecting us to that past works very well and it has me wanting to see more of both her story and Ivy's, as well as what it is that Daniel intends for her. Spurrier keeps it all moving well once you get into the rhythm of it and I felt much the same with Abigal Larson's artwork, especially after the shift from what Bilqis Evely was producing. But that's a hallmark for books like this and I'm excited to see what Larson will bring next to this story about love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Mar 7, 2019

    Ihighlysuggest this beautifully written little tale to anyone who might want to know more about one of the beloved characters inside the Sandman title, or for anyone who just really loves prose in general. It was easy to read to the point that I am regretful that there aren't more pages to this lovely 4 out of 5 star issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 8, 2019

    As it stands, this is a solid comic and a good start to the second story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 6, 2019

    Changing the location from the Dreaming to the human world has robbed this arc of some of its brilliant surrealism, but it makes up for it with a human touch and keeps this series going strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 6, 2019

    We take a break from the Dreaming to get an excuse for Daniel's absence. Some old characters and locations pop in here, but it should still be accessible to newer readers. Not a ton to grab on to here, except a tantalizing mystery… Read Full Review

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