This is basically a book of short stories. It’s a collection of random stories, most of which have been published elsewhere, in comic form. The main story is called Sandman Midnight Theater. This puts both Sandman characters (Sandmen?) together in one story. It’s during the time when Gaiman’s Sandman is being held captive by that creepy old dude, and much of the action takes place at a party at this old man’s house. The original Sandman is among the guests. In this manner, it takes the form of those mystery stories where all the players are gathered together in one place for the reveal of the murderer. I loved it.
There are a lot of cameos of other DC characters, like Batman and Swamp Thing and Constantine. I didn’t know the chronology of these characters very well, and with a few I knew next to nothing. This did not matter at all while reading the stories in this book. Gaiman’s writing is such that one can glide right in without feeling lost or confused.
I’m really glad I picked this one up!
Review by Jessica A.