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The Sandman (1989) - #49
"Nine: Farewells-Answered Prayers-The Flowers of Romance-Journey's End-The Gates of Horn-Things Unlooked For-Brief Lives"
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Neil Gaiman

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Cover Date: May 1993
Cover Price: US $ 1.95

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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Brief Lives

Dream pays his debt to the family oracle. He and Delirium converse with Despair, who goes to see Desire. They are scared, but do not specify what of.
Dream returns home and appears to have gotten over his last girlfriend.
An epilogue wraps-up the stories of many characters appearing in the story arc.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Annotated Sandman (2011) HC vol. 03
Sandman (2002) TPB vol. 13
The Sandman (1989) Absolute Edition vol. 03
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 07
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 07 (2nd edition)
The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 07 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) Recolored Edition TPB vol. 07
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
The Sandman (1989) The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 07
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 07 (3rd edition)
The Sandman (1989) TPB vol. 07 (Eighth Printing)

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Mary Canby
Danny Capax
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