The Dreaming #8

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Abigail Larson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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His skin, marked by malignant magics. His spirit, eclipsed. His mind, crushed. Even the Lord of Dreams is powerless against the storm of lost love. When an Endless heart breaks, the world breaks with it...

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Apr 3, 2019

    Another chapter ends in The Dreaming, but weve been treated to two issues of content worth at least two novels worth of material here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 4, 2019

    Either Neil Gaiman is taking an active role in the plotting of this series or Spurrier is doing a masterful job of channelling him. Also, Abigail Larson's artistic style fits in beautifully with the variety of talents that worked on Gaiman's Sandman. That series is one of the all time classic comic books, so recapturing some of that magic is a truly special accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 3, 2019

    Abigail Larson brings a wistful element to the art in this issue as if everything the reader is seeing is being told through a shimmering haze. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Apr 3, 2019

    The Dreaming is not a series you can just walk into. Out of all of the Sandman Universe is the only one where the prior material is mandatory reading. However, each and every page Spurrier scripts illuminates a bit more of a beloved mythos and explores the facets of our feeble memory and rampant imagination to tell a modern mythological tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 9, 2019

    While I think this arc has been weaker overall compared to where things ended up in the previous one with the Judge and arrival of Daniel, I do like the smaller aspect of it. And, in particular, bringing back Rose after so long and with such a journey that she's been on in her life. It's got all the right elements of tragic that it needs as well as the curious and weird aspects. Fleshing out some of what Daniel has been involved in helps a lot too to give us a more lived-in and full aspect of it all. Abigail Larson did some great work here and really delivers some great pages with the layouts and designs to hit that sweet spot that feels completely what a Vertigo/Sandman book would be like. This really does feel like a natural extension of what came before and it has me looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 3, 2019

    Learning about the tail end of Dream and Ivy's relationship gives us more insight into both characters, but it's the exposing of Rose's true nature that is the real stunner of this story. If you are already disposed to liking these characters, that is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 3, 2019

    There's a lot of unanswered questions here, but unlike some of its sister books, it seems to be in a hurry to answer them and give us some more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Apr 3, 2019

    Abigail Larson's flowy pencils with Quinton Winter's soft colors were the perfect companions to this surreal, secondhand retelling of Dream's time on the mortal plane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 3, 2019

    In the end this is a good story, robbed of greatness by artwork that just doesn't work. Read Full Review

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