The Sandman, Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman, Vol. 2

A being who has existed since the beginning of the universe, Dream of the Endless rules over the realm of dreams. In THE DOLL’S HOUSE, after a decades-long imprisonment, the Sandman has returned to find that a few dreams and nightmares have escaped to reality. Looking to recapture his lost possessions, Morpheus ventures to the human plane only to learn that a woman named Rose Walker has inadvertently become a dream vortex and threatens to rip a...

Details The Sandman, Vol. 2

TitleThe Sandman, Vol. 2
Release DateMar 10th, 1999
Number of pages232 pages
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews The Sandman, Vol. 2

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Every time I try to write a review for a Sandman comic, it just sounds like an outpouring of positive emotions and generic statements about what makes a good story good. I literally love this series, and to try and review it in a conventional way is rather difficult. So instead I’m going to show you some images and do my best to explain why this comic is so incredible. Morpheus, Dream of the endless night. Dream is a character, a concept and a...
  • Patrick
    Note: This is part two of a rambling multi-volume re-read of the series. It will probably make better sense in context of other reviews... In this volume, we get several cool stand-alone stories and our first longer story arc with a non-sandman character. It's good stuff. Clever and fun and smart. Everything you'd expect from Gaiman. When I first read it, it wowed me. It was cool and real and mythic all at once. Reading it now, I look back on my ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I'm sorry Neil Gaiman..That first book in this series was kinda bland. I think you way stepped it up in this book. Yes, I has some fangirls..err Kelly and Synesthesia..might want to send those to some fan mail..they got your back.This one featured Dream guy but it actually made some sense..or did I drink the kool-aid?? Am I dreaming now..Now I'm paranoid.I hate to give much away because these books aren't very long. So you gonna have to...
  • HFK
    Oh, shoot me a second asshole because I am about to rate a Neil Gaiman work with just two stars, I deserve all the wrath that is coming to me, I take full responsibility of my heartless actions that has no justification other than that The Doll's House kind of really sucks ass, and there is hardly any tongue action at play.The Sandman really reminded me of other series I struggle with; Hellblazer. Both series I am planning to fully go through wit...
  • Bill Kerwin
    The first volume of the Sandman was a fascinating experiment that enlarged the borders of the comic book world; this second volume is a fulfillment, a wildly imaginative narrative which is also a disciplined example of the story-teller’s art.In an excellent introduction by Clive Barker—one of the masters of modern horror—the author distinguishes between two types of fantastic fiction: 1) the most common form, in which “a reality that rese...
  • Alejandro
    An extraorDinary masterpiece! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse & Chris BachaloLetterer: Todd Klein dOLLS & dREAMS So, this is no man, no god, but something else. You know that this TPB is something else when Clive Barker does the introduction!While I only read (so far) four of the first TPBs of The Sandman, at least in this moment I have to say that this is the str...
  • Lyn
    The Doll’s House, the second installment of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series, is an entertaining offering of graphic novel collaboration. Gaiman’s imaginative storyline is brought to life by illustrators Steve Parkhouse, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. Taking off from the introductory The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, this volume follows a thematic plot about a “dream vortex” about which ...
  • Brad
    The Corinthian and the serial murderer's convention was rather special, and Rose Walker was somewhat interesting the first time reading this, but the second time? I think it was much better.It's all about how we are shaped and what we shape, from feelings of listlessness (Dream), making a new life (the escaped dreams), or friendship with Hob, the humanity of Death, of Desire's machinations.All of which touch on something deeper than a single seri...
  • Anne
    2.5 stars...possibly 3?I had forgotten why I stopped after volume 1. Now I remember.I see why everyone loves and reveres this title, I really do. It's just not my cuppa. It's just too dark and trippy for me, and the art isn't something that I actually enjoy looking at.I'm not saying it's awful...I just don't like it!I really wish I could say that I got all the deep introspective stuff that Gaiman was saying, but...Truth?I'm a few tiny steps away ...
  • Andrew
    I used to stubbornly think that graphic novels had no intellectual merits other than for amateur entertainment (I know, pedestal). This series not only blew me away visually, but caused me to see graphic novels in a new light. Everyone should read this series.Here's what i want to say, but someone else said it first and better than i could:"Erudite, allusive, complex and ambitious, SANDMAN is undoubtedly the finest writing the mainstream comic bo...
  • Brad
    One of my favourite lines in film is from Bull Durham. Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) asks Millie how the sex was with Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), and Millie says, "He kind of fucks like he throws, sorta all over the place." And that is EXACTLY how Neil Gaiman writes. He has mad creative talent. There is no denying it. But too often that talent is uncontrolled, chaotic and even bafflingly silly. The Doll's House, written back when he was jus...
  • Algernon
    short review : WOW !!!long form : The Sandman series gains in confidence and daring, leaves behind most of the influences from the original DC comic and takes flight on its own with the second volume. The eight issue story arc opens with Tales in the Sand : a look at the distant past of the Endless entity known as Dream. Like one of the Greek gods, he falls in love with a mortal - Nada, the queen of a prosperous African tribe. Their union is do...
  • Stuart
    The Sandman, Vol 2: The Doll's House - Gaiman hits his stride with a chilling cereal conventionAfter reading the first three volumes of Sandman, I decided to re-read them again before moving onto volume 4. That’s because you really don’t recognize all the subtle hints, foreshadowing, character connections, and thematic elements that run throughout the stories. It’s just like visiting a big city such as New York or London for the first time ...
  • Sam Quixote
    What do you do when you encounter a run of bad comics? Return to the ones you’ve read and loved before for a re-read! So it’s doubly disappointing when a comic you thought you enjoyed way back when turns out to be kinda crappy – even more so when it’s an acknowledged classic like The Sandman! Morpheus has returned to the Dreamtime after being imprisoned for 70 years (see the first volume for how that came to be and how he escaped). He beg...
  • Panagiotis
    Από τον δεύτερο κιόλας τόμο η προσδοκίες που έχουν καλλιεργήσει τα σχόλια του Γκέιμαν και του συντάκτη, πως ο πρώτος ήταν μια άγουρη αρχή και η συνέχεια θα είναι λαμπρή, επαληθεύονται.Ο Γκέιμαν με μεγαλύτερη αυτοπεποίθηση αποτινάζει τις συμβάσει...
  • Obsidian
    So this is the great Sandman I have been hearing about for years. I liked it. But can't say I was blown away by it though. Probably because for the most part I found the colors muddled and it was hard to read sometimes what characters were saying. And when I had to turn the graphic novel sideways to continue reading it that got annoying. Since thought bubbles tended to go over their individual panels I sometimes read things out of order too and h...
  • Anthony Chavez
    Right now that this is currently my favorite Sandman book (Mind you this is only the 2nd volume). I read volume one "Preludes & Nocturnes" and liked it, but the beginning was a little slow and didn't grab me right away. That cannot be said for "The Doll's House," this volume hooked me from page one, and it didn't let up, I wanted to devour every page. Even when there is a side story in the middle of the book, I was still fascinated by the tale be...
  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    In this one, Morpheus discovers several of his creations escaped the Dreamland while he was imprisoned, so he has to go retrieve them. They are some pretty messed up beings too, especially The Corinthian. *shiver* He also discovers there is a new "vortex" in the shape of a teenage girl named Rose who threatens to damage the Dreaming.This one was a bit too dark for me. It's got serial killers and child abuse in it and that goes way out of my comfo...
  • Angel Erin
    2015-03-23 I read the first volume in The Sandman series about a year ago and I liked it (I rated it 3 stars), but I didn't love it. I bought the second one and I've put off reading it since then because I wasn't 100% sold on the series. So when I began the Insane Genre Challenge I decided to read this one for the Graphic Novel genre. I'm happy to say that I did like this one better. Hooray!While the first Sandman ...
  • Airiz C
    While Morpheus starred in the forefront in Preludes and Nocturnes, he takes a backseat in The Doll’s House. Here, mortals—the Walkers—fueled the story.The Doll’s House treads on the similar path as Preludes and Nocturnes. In the first volume, Morpheus has to find important talismans; in the second volume Morpheus has to seek for dreams that have escaped his realm and morphed into human forms in the wake of the chaotic events in P&N. We ge...
  • J.G. Keely
    Like most of these collections, there are several fairly strong stories but one which stands above the others. In this second installation, it is the convention of serial killers where Gaiman is able to tap into his sense of human nature and draw out something that is funny, terrifying, and well-written. Often, his archetypal main characters cannot hold a candle to the depth and complexity of the small throwaways such as Gaiman creates here.Perha...
  • Stephen
    4.5 to 5.0 stars. As good as Preludes and Nocturnes was, it is in this second volume of the Sandman series that both the character and the evolving storyline comes into its own. After over a century of imprisonment, Morpheus returns to his realm to find Dreamland in disarray and proceeds to get things back in order. Gaiman continues his high level storytelling and we get to learn more about Sandman's siblings, the Endless. Great, great stuff.
  • Damon
    Absolutely a much better read that the first one. I especially liked the story about the chaps meeting every hundred years. The art could actually look ok if someone hadn't scribbled all over it with bad inking and terrible colouring.
  • José
    Repaso de todos los volúmenes en esta entradaMuch better than the first one and that's saying A LOT! (review soon)
  • Arielle Walker
    4.5 starsEven darker and more twisted than the first, if that's possible, with interconnecting storylines that really pull you into the Sandman's world. Rose is an interesting character, and I hope that she makes more appearances in the next volumes. The "Convention of Collectors" was disgusting, perfectly so, and the Corinthian was the best part - although when I say "best", I really mean most terrifiying, but is that not the same thing here? Th...
  • Ronyell
    6 stars!!! After reading Neil Gaiman’s first graphic novel in the “Sandman” series “Preludes and Nocturnes,” I just had to read more from this fantastic series and lo and behold, I have just picked up the second volume of the “Sandman” series, “The Doll’s House!” “The Doll’s House” is just as dark and gritty as the first volume and this will be a volume that fans will cherished for many years!After the events of “Prelu...
  • David Schaafsma
    2nd reading of this volume, and I liked it even better, and though I am not exactly a fantasy nor horror buff, I was actually pretty moved by it all, in the end. Part of it is that I am rereading it and understanding the intertextual references better, the layering of effects. There's a lot of wonder in it, a lot of good writing, and Morpheus/Dream really comes alive, periodically visiting with one human he allows to be alive for centuries, so yo...
  • Jesse
    Well, I must say right now that this is currently my favorite Sandman book. I read Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturns and really liked it, but there is a part in the middle of it that just didn't grab me. That cannot be said for "The Doll's House". I was hooked from page one, and only got more drawn into the book as it went. Even when there is a side story in the middle of the book, I was still fascinated by the tale. In fact I would say my favorite par...
  • Yaprak
    Bebek Evi de dün gece beni uykusuz bırakmak suretiyle bitti... Demek ki neymiş? Sandman uykuya iyi gelmiyormuş.İkinci cilt olan Bebek Evi'ni ilk cilt kadar beğenmedim. Kafamı karıştıran, muhtemelen daha sonraki ciltlerde farklı şekillerde karşımıza çıkacak bölümleri vardı.Çevirisi yine ilk cilt kadar mükemmeldi, editörlük sırasında gözden kaçmış birkaç hata vardı ama.Bir sonraki cildi merakla bekliyorum.
  • Paul
    The second volume of the Sandman series opens with a tale of an African Queen who falls in love with Morpheus himself. It is forbidden for mere mortals to fall in love with the dream king, and she suffers for it. After this little sojourn, you are straight into the story properly. There are several stories and threads that weave their way through the narrative, Morpheus is trying to recover the position and authority that he held before, and you ...