Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Hunter
Vertigo, DC Comics, New York, 2009
Borrowed from the library.
For the tenth anniversary of the Sandman series Neil Gaiman, with help from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, wrote a tale combining the mythology of Morpheus with elements of Japanese myth and folktales. The story worked so well that readers and critics believed the story was ancient.
Now P. Craig Russell has used his artistry to produce the story in graphic form.
A young monk lives by himself in a small temple. A fox and a badger make a wager. Who ever can drive the monk from his home will call the place their own. So begins this story of magic, demons and a love that was never meant to be.
Russell’s artwork is a perfect match for this story, beautifully drawn and inked. I was brought back into the world of the Dream King in a way I never expected. Now I really have to dig out my original Sandman comics and read through them again. Highly recommended for adult readers.