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The Sandman (1989) - HC vol. 07
"Brief Lives"
Vertigo (DC Comics)


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  Writer(s):
Neil Gaiman

Penciller(s):
Jill Thompson

Colorist(s):
Daniel Vozzo

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Karen Berger
Bob Kahan

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Dave McKean
 

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Cover Date: 1994
Cover Price: US $29.95

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Hardcover; 256 pages

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The Sandman (1989) HC vol. 07 2nd edition
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Brief Lives

Synopsis:
Destruction of The Endless abandoned his realm 300 years ago. Failing to convince her other siblings to help, Delirium gets Dream to help her look for their brother.
They travel through the waking world, but bad things happen to those around them and others who were once acquainted with Destruction. Finally, they must consult a family oracle, setting up the finale of the saga.

Reprints/Collects:
The Sandman (1989) #41
The Sandman (1989) #42
The Sandman (1989) #43
The Sandman (1989) #44
The Sandman (1989) #45
The Sandman (1989) #46
The Sandman (1989) #47
The Sandman (1989) #48
The Sandman (1989) #49

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Introduction by Neil Gaiman

Afterword by Peter Straub

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The Alder Man
Barnabas
Murray Brown
Mary Canby
Bernie Capax
Danny Capax
Shep Cayce
An image for Corinthian (01) exists Corinthian (01)
An image for Death (DC)(02 - Endless) exists Death (DC)(02 - Endless)
Delight (DC)
An image for Delirium (DC) exists Delirium (DC)
Ruby Elisabeth DeLonge
An image for Desire (DC) exists Desire (DC)
An image for Despair (02) (DC) exists Despair (02) (DC)
An image for Destiny (DC) exists Destiny (DC)
An image for Destruction (DC) exists Destruction (DC)
An image for Dream (01 - Morpheus) exists Dream (01 - Morpheus)
An image for Dream (02 - Daniel Hall) exists Dream (02 - Daniel Hall)
  Etain of the Second Look
The Fashion Thing
Tom Flaherty
An image for The Gate Keepers exists The Gate Keepers
Goldie (DC) (Gargoyle)
An image for Ishtar exists Ishtar
An image for Lucien exists Lucien
An image for Matthew the Raven exists Matthew the Raven
Jay Musgrave
Nancy (DC/Vertigo)
An image for Nuala exists Nuala
An image for Orpheus (DC) (01 - Orpheus) exists Orpheus (DC) (01 - Orpheus)
Pharamond
An image for Mervyn 'Merv' Pumpkinhead exists Mervyn 'Merv' Pumpkinhead
Andros Rhodocanakis
Kris Rhodocanakis
Chloe Russell
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Tiffany Calhoun

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Introduction

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Todd Klein

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Karen Berger

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Mary Canby
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An image for Destruction (DC) exists Destruction (DC)
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Kris Rhodocanakis

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #41 and titled "Blossom For A Lady - Rain In The Doorway - Not Her Sister-Want/Not Want - The View From The Backs Of Mirrors - Journal Of The Plague Year - "The Number You Have Dialed..."".

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Karen Berger

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Delight (DC)
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The Fashion Thing
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Goldie (DC) (Gargoyle)
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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #42 and titled "It Always Rains on the Unloved-Wet Dreams-A Fishing Expedition-She Kisses Wyverns (The Disneyland Analogy)-Dinner Etiquette and Chocolate Lovers-Desire Swears by the First Circle-".

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Barnabas
Bernie Capax
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Ruby Elisabeth DeLonge
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Etain of the Second Look
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Chloe Russell

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #43 and titled "The People Who Remember Atlantis-Concerning Mammoths, and Falling Walls-Who Controls Transportation?-Bored, She Makes Little Frogs-Truth or Consequences, and Other Places-Ancestral Voices Prophesying-The Dogs of Art-"When I Dream, Sometimes I Remember How".

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Karen Berger

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Danny Capax
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Ruby Elisabeth DeLonge
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An image for Ishtar exists Ishtar
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Tiffany Calhoun

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #44 and titled "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?"".

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Shep Cayce
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Tom Flaherty
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Jay Musgrave
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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #45 and titled"The Things We Do To Be Loved-Her Hands Do Not Do To the Moon-The Driving Instructor-Tiffany Watches I-White Knights and/or Pond-Scum-Are Dalmations Flowers?-Nancy Displays Her Erudition-Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am-Tiffany Watches II".

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Pharamond
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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #46 and titled "Life Isn't Pleasant, Petrified-The Parting of the Ways-The Trouble with Mortals-Dreamings of Meeting or Meetings of Dreaming?-The Trouble with Gods-Mervyn Sets Him Straight-"Have You Got Anything with A Happy Ending?"-Tempus Frangit".

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Delight (DC)
An image for Delirium (DC) exists Delirium (DC)
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An image for Dream (01 - Morpheus) exists Dream (01 - Morpheus)
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Kris Rhodocanakis

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Endless

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #47 and titled "Cooking Considered as One of the Fine Arts-"My Envelope Isn't Any Good Anymore"-Where All Mazes Meet-The Other Side of the Coin-Life as A Glass of Bitter Wine-Cheriies are Counted, and A Bargain is Made-An Unlikely Growth".

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #48 and titled "Journey's End-Brains, A Heart, A Ride in A Balloon-Dinner-Something New-The Illusion of Permanence-A Wreath of Bright Stars-Echoes of Darkness-Up.Out".

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Mary Canby
Danny Capax
An image for Delirium (DC) exists Delirium (DC)
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Tom Flaherty
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Andros Rhodocanakis
Kris Rhodocanakis
Chloe Russell
Tiffany Calhoun

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Originally published in The Sandman (1989) #49 and titled "Farewells-Answered Prayers-The Flowers of Romance-Journey's End-The Gates of Horn-Things Unlooked For-Brief Lives".

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