The Sandman Universe Nightmare Country #1
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Lisandro Delpeche and Yanick Paquette
Colors by Patricio Delpeche and Natahan Fairbairn
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: A series of people will find their real lives threatened with the knowledge of a shared nightmare.
A young artist named Flynn is asked an innocuous question about her dreams and it triggers a memory of a strange looking creature that disturbs her. The man that takes her home has a strange encounter of his own after a nightmare puts him face to face with the Corinthian. An encounter that will intrigue the nightmare to pay the artist a visit of his own.
At the same time, others who have memories of the Corinthian deal with their own issues. A man on the run from his own nightmares finds himself dealing with a couple of real life ones who have a mission of their own that will bring them face to face with Flynn as the object of her waking dream looks on.
The Story: James Tynion IV brings readers back to the beautifully dark and engaging world of the Sandman with a story that focuses on of the more memorable and disturbing creations of Dream. The story is wonderfully dark and disturbing with some compelling characters and situations. There is a great mystery being teased in this first issue and I am intrigued to see what directions it takes and how it expands and evolves the character.
The Art: Delpeche and Paquette deliver some great visuals throughout the issue. The art has a fantastic sense of mood and tone that draws in the reader with great visual flair and emotion.