The Dreaming: Waking Hours #2

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Nick Robles Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
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New mother Lindy is trapped in the Dreaming, and the lovestruck nightmare Ruin is loose in the real world. Dream must put this situation right-but to do so, he’ll have to travel into the Black Chest where he keeps his most dangerous nightmares…and pull the answers right from the mouth of the unimaginable Endless Teeth!

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Sep 2, 2020

    G. Willow Wilson shows her skill with dialogue in the issue, giving us the introduction of the utterly delightful sorceress Heather After. It's brilliant all the way around. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 5, 2020

    G. Willow Wilson continues to enthrall with what is a great storyline, which is beginning to present us with some fun plot twists. I loved the nod to Youtubers and Law of Attraction videos that she makes with the character of Heather After. It was very true of the many magical gurus that are out there on the web. So to see it used in a comic that is about dreams and nightmares makes perfect sense. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 1, 2020

    If you're a lover of storytelling, you cannot miss 'Walking Hours'. There's so much in this issue I'm positively boiling over with glee thinking about it. 'The Dreaming: Waking Hours' is enchanting, elegantly realized, and filled with wonder. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 1, 2020

    A fun second chapter that opens up the backstory of our new characters and offers some neat surprises for long-time Sandman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 1, 2020

    Nick Robles delivers some great art in this issue. The contrast between the dream world and the real world is where the art really shines. Robles gives a magical, dreamlike quality to the world Lindy is trying to escape while showcasing a depressing real world Ruin is desperate to stay in. There are great visual moments throughout with another one being the nightmare Ruin makes worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 26, 2020

    In The Dreaming: Waking Hours #2, Wilson's story is starting to take shape and drops a few more hints at where the story is heading. Wilson's story is off to a good start, and if she maintains the same level of quality we have seen so far, then Waking Hours should prove a worthy continuation of Neil Gaiman's classic Sandman saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 1, 2020

    All in all, I enjoyed my time with The Dreaming Waking Hours #2, it sets up the next chapter well, and gives the reader some nice character moments along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 9, 2020

    I still really liked the art. This one was a little explainy but I’m giving it a pass. For Now.

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Sep 5, 2020

    Another great issue, although not as amazing as the last one. Wilson continues this idea of our Nightmare named Ruin and his situation after escaping the Dreaming. First off, the art by Robles is amazing, WOW. Again, so imaginative, luscious, and with a dark style. The inks as well, really adds the Sandman atmosphere to the book, layered with some fantastic colors.

    The issue dives deeper into Ruin and his background of how he became a Nightmare, fleshing out the Dreaming as well. The dialogue overall was solid, but there definitely is some cringe and cheesy writing here, Ruin needs some better lines. We are also introduced to a sorceress named Heather After, she seemed like a cool character. Basically an exposition issue for the more

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Sep 1, 2020

    I'm not incredibly enchanted by this story. There was a ton of exposition in this issue. But it may have been necessary, I guess. I hope next issue has a better pace.

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    EdNothIng Oct 1, 2020

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    Ellenkh Sep 15, 2020

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    Silver Rocket Sep 13, 2020

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