The Sandman (1989) - #44 "Four: The Other Side of the Sky-A Bear and His Shadow-Departed Secrets-"Twinkle's A Nice Word. So's Viridian."-Three Keys-A Treatise On Optics-The Perils of Smoking In Bed?"" DC Comics
A man becomes a bear to cheat death.
Dream and Delirium are tracking down people on Delirium's list of Destruction's friends. The first person on their list is no longer alive, but his son has some very interesting things to show them.
They stop off in a motel, where Delirium psychically tracks the next person on the list and Dream thinks back to a meeting with Destruction, while their driver is caught in a fire.