Weeks later, Berger asked Gaiman if he was interested in doing a Sandman series. Then he creeps behind them, and blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop.
But two, three and four saw a downwards spiral. As soon as they are asleep, Ole-Luk-Oie seats himself upon the bed. One volume, A Game of You, takes a minor character from a previous volume and spins her off into an elaborate, surreal fantasy narrative.
Then, on issue five, we started this long, slow climb up. The Sandman became a cult success for DC Comics  and attracted an audience unlike that of mainstream comics: much of the readership was female, many were in their twenties, and many read no other comics at all.
Alan Moore had got in first and moved the goalposts.
Published July Neil Gaiman's work on the series is considered legendary for a reason. Sandman will focus on Dream, but the series might also include some origin story elements for his journey, adapting from a single story in the Sandman comics canon for Season 1. See you later!
So I started thinking more mythic — let's have someone who's been around since the beginning of time, because that lets me play around with the whole of time and space. Limited to copies and autographed by Gaiman, the Silver edition includes both volumes with a slipcase, silver-like finish and a numbered page with Gaiman's signature.
Volume 1 collects issues 1—37 and The Sandman Special No.