Official DC Book Club: Sandman - Preludes & Nocturnes!

Morpheus has returned…It’s time to enter The Dreaming!

In celebration of the premier of The Sandman on Netflix, we’re kicking off the August edition of the Official DC Book Club with Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes!

After being imprisoned for 70 years, the King of dreams himself, Morpheus of the Endless, returns to his realm only to discover much has changed since the start of his captivity. Follow Dream as he sets out to reclaim his stolen tools and rebuild the once mighty kingdom of dreams!

Running from August 5th to September 1st, this Book Club will cover all of Preludes & Nocturnes! This run includes Sandman #1 - #8, which are free to all registered DCUI users! Grab a snack, find your comfy chair, and join us for weekly discussions in the thread below! Just don’t fall asleep…Morpheus may be waiting for you.

Here are some discussion questions to get things started:

Sandman #1 - #2
  1. How do you feel about Roderick Burgess’s attempt to capture Death? Do you think this is emblematic of humanity’s general goals?

  2. How do you think dreams shape our waking world (in real life)? Do you think dreams are important to humanity?

  3. Why do you think Dream/Morpheus remained so silent during his captivity? What was his goal here?

  4. What do believe Cain and Abel represent in this story?

  5. The concept of fate is an important in many fantasy stories. What role does fate play in Morpheus’ journey so far?

Sandman #3 - #4

Coming August 15!

Sandman #5 - #6

Coming August 22!

Sandman #7 - #8

Coming August 29!

As always, we also have some awesome Sandman themed digital bookmarks and wallpapers for your desktop and mobile devices that you can download for free!

Digital Bookmarks

Desktop Wallpapers

Mobile Wallpapers

Happy reading, Book Clubbers!


I’ve never read the book before and know it’s @HubCityQuestion favorite character and series, Think I’ll give it a try and read the book. :grinning: While reading I think I’ll listen to the song from ‘Back To The Future’ “Mr. Sandman.”


I haven’t read the Sandman since I was a kid. I loved it. I’ve been thinking about rereading it, now that the show is here. Reading it again with the book club is the perfect inspiration to get my lazy butt in gear and start reading!


Heck yeah! Glad we could give ya a good reason to dive back in!


Never read this but has been on my list for a while. Guess it’s time to move it up.:sweat_smile:


This is my all time favorite comic. Excited for new people to discover it here.


Never read sandman but I heard that it was very good from my dad and my sister.


You should join us for the book club! Sandman 1-8 is free to read all month!


Sweet! I read these chapters for the first time a couple weeks ago! I loved them. I can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks of them.

Any chance the rest of the series will be on here soon? :pleading_face:


I slowly read through the first two trade paperbacks recently in anticipation of the TV adaptation.

It was still as good as I remembered but having read and reread the series a few times in the late 90s and early 2000s, I probably hadn’t read through it in more than 10 years, so there was a lot I’d forgotten in that time.


I also recommend Sandman Overture


Thankyou, I’ll keep that in mind.:grinning:


I wouldn’t recommend reading Sandman Overture until after you read the original Sandman run, personally. It benefits a lot from knowing what was written before it.


It also happens to appear in the single worst Doctor Who episode that was neither written nor produced by Chris Chibnall.


The first week of Sandman discussion questions are up!


The comic is amazing. The Netflix series is absolutely amazing.

Not amazing? DC Infinite being cheap and not giving us the full run of The Sandman. And then you’re only giving the first 8 issues for one month??

Seriously? This comic has been around for 33 years and DCI can’t give us the full run? Just like they did with American Vampire. They added AV 1976, but did not give us the stories leading up to AV1976.

This is why Marvel Unlimited is always much better at content. DC is cheap with their selections for the subscribers of DCI.


So you know, the Mods have said a couple times in a few different threads that the full series coming to DCUI is a work in progress right now. I don’t know what a timeline for it is or anything else. But as someone who also want to read the rest of the series, I understand your pain. I’m sure it will be on here as soon as it is able to be.


Sandman has been on my “to be read” list almost since it was first published and had decided to read it before watching the series. This read along couldn’t have been better timed. I’ve just read the first issue and am completely hooked.


Love it! Glad the timing worked out–welcome to the Dreaming!


I imagine part of it has to do with the arrangements needed to be made with Neil Gaiman. The rights are a bit complicated. That’s true of many Vertigo titles which tended to give creators a greater control of their work than the typical for-hire contracts with the main DC. Sandman is one of the weird ones that started out in the DCU before Vertigo was established.