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The Sandman (1989) - #39
"Soft Places"
DC Comics

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Neil Gaiman

John Watkiss

John Watkiss

Daniel Vozzo

Todd Klein

Karen Berger
Alisa Kwitney - 'Alisa Sheckley'

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  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Single Issue: (by Neil Gaiman and John Watkiss (DC Comics))

Cover Date: July 1992
Cover Price: US $ 1.50

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Convergence (Sandman)

Marco Polo is lost. Separated from his traveling companions is a desert storm, Marco is in a place of shifting time and space, called a "Soft Place".
Marco meets a man from his future, and a man from The Dreaming. They are met by an army thousands of years old. Marco also meets Dream himself, who has just escaped captivity in 1989, and helps him out.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Annotated Sandman (2011) HC vol. 02
Sandman (2002) TPB vol. 11
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. 2
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
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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Rustichello da Pisa
An image for Dream (01 - Morpheus) exists Dream (01 - Morpheus)
An image for Fiddler's Green exists Fiddler's Green
  Kublai Khan
Marco Polo

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