Daniel is missing, and something has invaded the Dreaming. Who or what is Dora, and how awesome is the art? We’ll discuss what we liked and disliked in Vertigo’s The Dreaming #1 in this week’s Dueling Review.


The Dreaming #1THE DREAMING #1
Writer:Simon Spurrier
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind—and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon.

Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies.

Meanwhile, in Dream’s gallery, something new is growing…

 [su_quote cite=”Matthew’s Thoughts”]There’s a reason why the Sandman universe ended when Neil Gaiman left: It’s just not the same with a different writer, and this issue just doesn’t feel like Sandman to me. It looks fabulous, though.[/su_quote][su_quote cite=”Stephen’s Thoughts”]If you are looking for a reason to buy this book, here it is; Bilquis Evely is a brilliant artist and every page of her work is brilliant beyond compare. The story is pretty awesome, too.[/su_quote]
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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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