This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at the third Sandman Absolute edition from DC Comics.

Absolute Sandman Volume 03
Writer: Neil Gaiman

The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format.

ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including “Brief Lives,” in which the Sandman’s sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus.

Also included is the spectacular short story “Ramadan,” a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).

Join in on the discussion by ordering the book here The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3

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  1. The stories in this volume were great. The Ramadan story might be my absolute favorite issue in the Sandman series. I read it for the first time while on my honeymoon, and while it was just a one issue story, it captured all the aspects of the series that I had grown to enjoy.

    The search for Destruction was where I started to love Delirium’s character, though the best Delirium moment is much later in issue 72 when she discusses “turquoises.” While the whole “OMG LiEk So RaNdOm!1!!!!!11” character has been overdone in this day and age, Delirium did it first.

  2. This is one of my favorite sections of the Sandman run. Volume 1 is easily the most expensive comic I’ve ever bought, and I’m saving for the rest. Next, comes the epic feat of trying to get them signed. But the Sandman is hands down one of my favorite books, and I will follow Neil Gaiman to hell and back. You should do an Other Word Book on Anansi Boys.

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