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The Sandman (1989) - #4
"A Hope in Hell"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Neil Gaiman

Penciller(s):
Sam Kieth

Inker(s):
Mike Dringenberg

Colorist(s):
Robbie Busch

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Karen Berger
Art Young

Cover Artist(s):
Dave McKean
 

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Cover Date: April 1989
Cover Price: US $ 1.50

Issue Tagline: none

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Preludes and Nocturnes

Synopsis:
Still tracking down his stolen tools, Dream has to travel to Hell itself to find his helmet, the symbol of his power. Unfortunately, he is not at his full power. Dream encounters a woman he imprisoned there 10,000 years before.
He is welcomed to Hell by its rulers, but is forced to play a game against a demon to win back his helmet.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Annotated Sandman (2011) HC vol. 01
Essential Vertigo: The Sandman (1996) #4
Sandman (2002) TPB vol. 02
The Sandman (1989) Absolute Edition vol. 01
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 01
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 01 (2nd edition)
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 01 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) Recolored Edition TPB vol. 01 (2010 Edition)
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (18th Printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (2nd edition)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (9th Printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (Titan - First printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 01 (Warner Books Edition)

Notes:
This is the first appearance of Nada, who will be an important recurring character and theme in The Sandman series.

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