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The Sandman (1989) - #30
"August"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Neil Gaiman

Penciller(s):
Bryan Talbot

Inker(s):
Stan Woch

Colorist(s):
Daniel Vozzo

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Karen Berger
Alisa Kwitney - 'Alisa Sheckley'

Cover Artist(s):
Dave McKean
 

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Cover Date: September 1991
Cover Price: US $ 1.50

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Distant Mirrors

Synopsis:
In ancient Rome, Emperor Augustus disguises himself as a beggar along with an actor friend. They sit upon the steps talking. Eventually, Augustus reveals that prophesies predicted two possible paths for the future of the Roman Empire. He chose one path, and burned the prophesies that told of the other. Augustus is clearly haunted by a shocking secret revealed at the end of the story.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Annotated Sandman (2011) HC vol. 02
Essential Vertigo: The Sandman (1996) #30
Sandman (2002) TPB vol. 10
The Sandman (1989) Absolute Edition vol. 02
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 06
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 06 (2nd edition)
The Sandman (1989) Recolored Edition TPB vol. 06
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 06
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 06 (10th Printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 06 (4th Printing)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 06 (9th Printing)

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Aristeas of Marmora
Augustus Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar (general)
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Livia Drusilla
Lycius the Dwarf

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