The Dreaming #9

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
9.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Chapter 9: "Entrances and Reflections."
It seeks him here, it seeks him there,
The nightmare seeks him everywhere.
Is he in faerie, or among damned screams...?
That doomed, elusive Lord of Dreams...

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 2, 2019

    Simon Spurrier captues the essence of Gaiman's original characters and the artwork by Bilquid Evely, Mat Lopes and Siimon Bowland is equally worthy of The Sandman's legacy. This is easily the best book of the new Vertigo revival. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow May 8, 2019

    The journey goes deeper here in yet another magnificent issue, and just like The Dreaming itself it seems theres no limits to the imagination of Spurrier and his team of creators. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 1, 2019

    It's a rich and beautiful book that never disappoints. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 3, 2019

    VerdictOne of my fears about this title would that it would contain all the familiar characters and trappings of Gaiman's original creation, but not adequately recapture its spirit. So far, Spurrier and Evely have allayed my concerns and have done a superb job that does justice to Gaiman's masterpiece series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 1, 2019

    A return of Dora, her adventure, and the search for the Dreaming. The first arc was beautifully done but entrenched in the Dreaming, almost shackled by it. This issue begins a new arc revealing the search for Sandman which is something that was on our minds from the very beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 1, 2019

    We leave the story of Lucien and Rose Walker and return to the Dreaming and the story of where the flipping heck Daniel is at. We don't find Daniel, but we do get a cool story of his time in Faerie, and, uh…one of his fingernails. What a weird book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 1, 2019

    After Rose Walker's interlude, The Dreaming #9 does serve as a welcome return to odd magic and sweeping landscapes. Evely and Spurrier evoke the right tone to tug at the heart strings as the grand stage keeps on expanding. How much you'll enjoy it will likely vary depend on how you engage with your pull, so in any event: set some time aside for this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 7, 2019

    The Dreaming answers a few questions but mostly by asking a whole host of new questions. While I enjoyed the look back at Dream we had recently with what he went through in the past, this issue feels like more of a return to form – both for Spurrier and in getting Evely back on the artwork. The main storyline feels like it's moving forward and I'm hoping or more time with Daniel in the Dreaming as I really liked his time with Abel. Dora and what she may be is intriguing as well and I adore the way Evely brings her to life, as well as Matthew. It's a solid installment that gives a good sense of what's to come and has me craving more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2019

    The Dreaming is a mind-bender of a book, taking place across multiple dimensions with dozens of characters, and at times the very nature of reality is bending. Read Full Review

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