Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6) by Neil Gaiman

Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)

Fables & Reflections (1993) is the sixth collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman. It was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Bryan Talbot, Stan Woch, P. Craig Russell, Shawn McManus, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson, Kent Williams, Mark Buckingham, Vince Locke and Dick Giordano, coloured by Danny Vozzo and Lovern Kindzierski/Digital Chameleon, and lettered by Todd Klein. The introduction is written by Gene Wolf...

Details Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)

TitleFables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)
Release DateMar 10th, 1999
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Horror

Reviews Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)

  • Alejandro
    A priceless journey through history and folklore! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Shawn McManus, P. Graig Russell, Bryan Talbot, Kent Williams, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson & Stan WochCovers: Dave McKeanLetterer: Todd Klein EMPERORS, CITIES, MONTHS, TEARS & SONGS In this sixth volume, Fables & Reflections, you will find an illustrated short story right in the beginning of it, even before the introduction, written by...
  • Bill Kerwin
    The sixth collection—as its title suggests—is a somewhat random grab-bag of tales, only tenuously connected with the Sandman story. Still, there are a couple of themes present here: 1) the fate of empires and emperors, and 2) the ways in which narrative—in dream and song—can sustain hope and foster illusion.Four of the stories feature historical rulers—Emperor Caesar Augustus, revolutionary leaders Robespierre and St. Just, Caliph Harun...
  • Bradley
    I'm really in the swing of my Sandman re-read and loving every second of it, now.I love the retelling of Orpheus. Hell, that entire sequence sent chills down my spine and kept making me think along the original storyline, making fantastic connections. It's not for the faint of heart. My only complaint was the script. It wasn't the easiest to read. Still, what lies underneath is the most important. French-revolution and the Furies, indeed!I liked ...
  • Algernon
    Dreams are composed of many things, my son. Of images and hopes, of fears and memories. Memories of the past, and memories of the future... Volume six is a collection of shorter stories, one-shot issues that may or may not be related to the main story arc, but they offer the author the chance to explore different aspects of the way Dreams shape our world and define our personalities. I actually believe Gaiman is better in this form than in the lo...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
    I feel bad every time I don't love a Neil Gaiman book (which seems to be a lot). He's a genius, if you didn't know. So I know my cool factor is pretty low, but especially when I rate one of his books poorly. So I'm sure it's just me. I am unable to see the brilliance. I know. This was a longer volume, and there were a few stories I liked. However, I admit, I skimmed most of it because I can never get into the stories based in different time perio...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    THE SERIESWhen introducing people to graphic novels (especially those who think they're just comic strip superheroes for kids with no depth) I point them in the direction of this beloved series. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of Dream, an Endless being who is something like an Old God who is superior to most known godly beings. He operates in many worlds most specifically Earth.The Sandman was one of Vertigo's flagship titles, and is ...
  • Nicole
    This is my least favorite volume so far, most stories bored and I couldn’t care about the characters and the conclusion of the story especially since they aren’t connected.Issues 29-31: 2 starsThe Hunt (#38): 4 stars Soft Places (#39): 2 stars The Parliement of Rooks(#40): 3 stars Ramadan (#50): 3 stars
  • Brooke
    Fables & Reflections was probably my least favorite Sandman volume so far. While I delighted in the single-issue stories in Dream Country, the ones contained in this one didn't thrill me as much. I lost my focus a few times and wished there weren't so many grouped together without a common theme. Dream Country, on the other hand, was the perfect taste of outside-the-plot mini tales.The stories about Orpheus were the most interesting, being the mo...
  • Anthony Chavez
    Being the sixth volume in the Sandman series, "Reflections and Fables" takes a different twist than readers are accustomed to - a volume entirely of the past. There are nine stories in the volume, each relating to the Sandman universe in its own way, yet each remarkably different and unique in their own way (minus the Orpheus volumes).The opening chapter, Fear of Falling, really a prologue, is in itself wonderfully written and in only a few pages...
  • Stuart
    Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections: Luminous tales of rulers, adventurers, dreamersAfter Vol 5: A Game of You, my least favorite Sandman volume so far, I’m happy to report a resounding return to form in Vol 6: Fables and Reflections, a collection of stand-alone stories centered on various prominent figures in different periods of history, including the Emperor of the United States in 19th century San Francisco (“Three Septembers and a Ja...
  • Teresa
    Though the first seems more like a preface than a fully realized story, I was impressed by every one of the nine short stories in this volume, thus the 5 stars. While it's true that each is a standalone, some contain themes that seem to comment (reflect?) on each other; or include recurring characters, such as Orpheus, or even characters from the main storyline, such as Lyta and Johanna Constantine. I discovered another "comment/reflection" as I ...
  • Pavle
    Broj po svemu paralelan trećem, više zbirka priča gde je Morfeus epizodni lik nego jedan dug, povezan arc. I to nije loša stvar sa obzirom na kvalitet ovih priča koji po svemu zasenjuje treći broj. Posebno izdvajam Ramadan i The Parliament of Rooks. 5-
  • Beth
    1/9/2017 - This is my 3rd time reading this collection. I decided to add to the previous review I did last year, since writing an entirely new review for each of the stories seemed like too much work. (Also, I've edited this review so the only spoiler tags are for later volumes; I haven't said anything about major twists in these stories.)I think this is my favorite of the short story collections, especially for the stories "Thermidor," "Orpheus,...
  • Rowena
    I read a lot of graphic novels (Asterix, Tintin etc) as a child but this was probably my first adult graphic novel.I was seriously impressed. Despite the fact that it was a comic book, and I generally expect to see simple writing in those, the calibre of the writing was very high and the stories were quite intellectual and thought-provoking. The graphics were great too. And, as a history lover, seeing all the famous historical characters in this ...
  • Wing Kee
    A wonderful pallet cleaner of little tales that build the world.World: The art is just as beautiful as the rest of the series, so good. The world building here is great, after the huge arcs we've had it's a great little change to have small little intimate character stories that build on the world as a whole. I like the characters we meet and Dream showing up and the interactions are just brilliant, then we get the son and the Greek myths and it'...
  • Ronyell
    After reading the fifth volume in Neil Gaiman’s fantastic “Sandman” series, “A Game of You,” I just had to read the sixth volume of the “Sandman” series called “Fables and Reflections.” In this volume, we are introduced to more miscellaneous stories that involve Morpheus and his siblings’ involvement with various characters’ dreams.Just like the third volume of the “Sandman” series “Dream Country, “ “Fables and Ref...
  • Arnis
  • Paul
    In this sixth book of the Sandman series, Gaiman takes a brief pause from the main storyline. There are nine of new stories in here, some short, others longer, with characters from earlier stories and a host of new ones. Compared to earlier books, this is not as dark or bleak, and Gaiman has dusted the stories within with a touch of whimsy, but they still have depth and the ability to make you think. Some are based in America, but he travels time...
  • Ivan
    Like volume 3 this part also consists of short stories from several different authors where Sandman himself is more or less secondary character.Stories in this collection where lot better than those in volume 3, which I thought was low point of the series.It's definitively not as good as volume 2 or 4 but still worthy read for fans of series.
  • Caro M.
    The Ramadan arc was wow, just wow. Still, not enough Morpheus in this volume. 4.95.
  • Nicolo Yu
    The last chapter, "Ramadan." Gets 5 stars though. A nice stand alone tale with great art and design by P. Craig Russell.
  • Gwendolyn
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    Hairless boy Fables revealed...
  • Sally ☾
    “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” I like some stories a bit better than others, but most of them were as magical and lovely as usual.
  • Panagiotis
    Όταν έρχεται η στιγμή να γράψω για ένα βιβλίο, περνάνε διάφορα για το μυαλό μου. Είναι παράξενες οι σκέψεις και δύσκολες να τις συμμαζέψεις. Για παράδειγμα αυτήν την στιγμή κυριαρχεί το εξής μέσα μου: γιατι να συνεχίζει να γράφει κανείς την γνώμη τ...
  • 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...
  • El
    Guh, love.Unlike Dream Country, another collection of shorts, I liked almost all the stories in this one. The concept of Fables & Reflections worked for me, and for the stories themselves. These stories do not jar you from the Mythos as I felt Dream Country's stories did more often than not. I think in this collection the only one that didn't quite work for me was "August", which I felt missed the mark slightly, or didn't quite fit with the rest ...
  • Javier Muñoz
    Este sexto tomo contiene varios relatos cortos conclusivos que nos llevan a distintas épocas y lugares del mundo, inspirados en momentos históricos, mitos, leyendas... Gaiman busca en las rendijas de las historias para ofrecernos su visión personal y crear nuevas narraciones y cuentos.Cada una de las historias muestra el estilo y la personalidad de gaiman, una historia de la revolución francesa con su toque tenebroso, el emperador augusto que...
  • Joey Karlin
    Joey Karlin “Readers Response” (quotation marks courtesy of those who know that “Readers Response” is a glorified term for the word “Book Review”.)The Sandman Volume 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman Well thanks-a-freaking-lot Neil Gaiman. How the hell do you expect me to “respond” (review) this!? Here I am expecting a good old fashioned story line concerning the antics of everyone’s favorite physical embodiment of the p...