The Wake

The Wake

When a Dream ends, there is only one thing left to do...

THE WAKE

In which the repercussions of the Death of Lord Morpheus are felt, and, in an epilogue, William Shakespeare learns the price of getting what you want.

This is the tenth and final volume of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, described by author Mikal Gilmore in his introduction as "nothing less than a popular culture masterpiece, and a work that is braver, smarter and more meaningful than just about anything "high culture" has produced during the same period."

Reprints issues #70-75.

Title:The Wake
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781563892875
Format Type:

    The Wake Reviews

  • MischaS_

    Brilliant. So my review that took me really long to write somehow got deleted... :( Hate that. (Actually, it almost got lost for the second time, thankfully I was smarter this time and copied it.)So, ...

  • Alejandro

    A weak ending for such impressive series Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, & Joe J MuthCovers: Dave McKeanLetterer: Todd Klein DREAM OF A FUNERAL AND... ...

  • Bill Kerwin

    This is the final volume–if you exclude the prequel—of the Sandman series, but it is really more coda than conclusion. Half of it consists of the “wake” itself (Morpheus’ wak, funeral servic...

  • Sean Gibson

    An appropriately contemplative denouement for a series that, when considered as a whole, suggests that Neil Gaiman is either: 1) A certified genius whose ability to blend myth, folklore, imagination, ...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    a word of warning : might be a major spoiler to read on if you don't know what went on in the previous volume ( The Kindly Ones ). (view spoiler)[ Morpheus dies, and is replaced as the incarnation of ...

  • Bradley

    Re-read 9/27/20:And again, I'm overcome by emotions.What is an End, anyway? Abel said it best. It's the end of a point of view.Original Review:It was a sad and deeply nostalgic first few volumes, even...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    Again.... parts are probably lost on me. Would really benefit from a reread someday!! ...

  • Trish

    This is the last volume in the Sandman series. Well, except for volume 0 that was published last but tells of the very beginning (with spoilers though so I really recommend reading it last). And it is...

  • Rowena

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series and I'm quite sad that it's over.I've been reading the books since September and I've never read such creative, interesting, philosophical graphic novels with such gre...

  • Sam

    Probably 4.5 stars. I really loved this until the final piece The Tempest. I wasn't a big fan of that section. I think I might like it more on a re-read for meaning, but it was a bit lackluster on fir...