Here's Every "The Sandman" Comic to Read Ahead of the Netflix Show

Here’s Every “The Sandman” Comic to Read Ahead of the Netflix Show

The Sandman. Tom Sturridge as Dream in episode 102 of The Sandman. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022

After decades of developmental back and forth, the screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic-book series “The Sandman” is finally arriving on Netflix on Aug. 5. The fantasy series follows Morpheus, aka Dream, a powerful being who rules over the world of Dreaming. After being captured in an occult ritual and held prisoner for many decades, Morpheus finally escapes his captors. He then sets out to restore his realm, which has fallen into disarray in the years of his absence, all while also dealing with his own evolution (plus the pressures from his fellow immortal “siblings,” such as Death, Desire, and Despair).

The new series stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus/Dream. The sprawling cast also includes Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienn, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, Donna Preston as Despair, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Charles Dance as Sir Roderick Burgess, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of “The Sandman” or just discovering it in time to tune in for the TV version, this new adaptation is the perfect reason to dive into the iconic comic-book series! If you’re ready to start reading, we’ve got the complete list in order for you. Issues are grouped by collections or “volumes,” with individual issues listed in order within each volume. Happy reading!

“The Sandman” Volume 1: “Preludes & Nocturnes”

  • Issue #1: “Sleep of the Just”
  • Issue #2: “Imperfect Hosts”
  • Issue #3: “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
  • Issue #4: “A Hope in Hell”
  • Issue #5: “Passengers”
  • Issue #6: “24 Hours”
  • Issue #7: “Sound and Fury”
  • Issue #8: “The Sound of Her Wings

“The Sandman” Volume 2: “The Doll’s House”

  • Issue #9: “Tales in the Sand”
  • Issue #10: “The Doll’s House”
  • Issue #11: “Moving In”
  • Issue #12: “Playing House”
  • Issue #13: “Men of Good Fortune”
  • Issue #14: “Collectors”
  • Issue #15: “Into the Night”
  • Issue #16: “Lost Hearts”

“The Sandman” Volume 3: “Dream Country”

  • Issue #17: “Calliope”
  • Issue #18: “A Dream of a Thousand Cats”
  • Issue #19: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  • Issue #20: “Façade”

“The Sandman” Volume 4: “Season of Mists”

  • Issue #21: “Prologue”
  • Issue #22: “Chapter 1”
  • Issue #23: “Chapter 2”
  • Issue #24: “Chapter 3”
  • Issue #25: “Chapter 4”
  • Issue #26: “Chapter 5”
  • Issue #27: “Chapter 6”
  • Issue #28: “Epilogue”

“The Sandman” Volume 5: “A Game of You”

  • Issue #32: “Slaughter on Fifth Avenue”
  • Issue #33: “Lullabies of Broadway”
  • Issue #34: “Bad Moon Rising”
  • Issue #35: “Beginning to See the Light”
  • Issue #36: “Over the Sea to Sky”
  • Issue #37: “I Woke Up and One of Us Was Crying”

“The Sandman” Volume 6: “Fables & Reflections”

  • Vertigo Preview: “Fear of Falling”
  • Issue #31: “Distant Mirrors — Three Septembers and a January”
  • Issue #29: “Distant Mirrors — Thermidor”
  • Issue #38: “Convergence — The Hunt”
  • Issue #30: “Distant Mirrors — August”
  • Issue #39: “Convergence — Soft Places”
  • Sandman Special: “The Song of Orpheus”
  • Issue #40: “Convergence — The Parliament of Rocks”
  • Issue #50: “Distant Mirrors — Ramadan”

“The Sandman” Volume 7: “Brief Lives”

  • Issue #41: “Brief Lives — Chapter 1”
  • Issue #42: “Brief Lives — Chapter 2”
  • Issue #43: “Brief Lives — Chapter 3”
  • Issue #44: “Brief Lives — Chapter 4”
  • Issue #45: “Brief Lives — Chapter 5”
  • Issue #46: “Brief Lives — Chapter 6”
  • Issue #47: “Brief Lives — Chapter 7”
  • Issue #48: “Brief Lives — Chapter 8”
  • Issue #49: “Brief Lives — Chapter 9”

“The Sandman” Volume 8: “Worlds’ End”

  • Issue #51: “A Tale of Two Cities”
  • Issue #52: “Cluracan’s Tale”
  • Issue #53: “Hob’s Leviathan”
  • Issue #54: “The Golden Boy”
  • Issue #55: “Cerements”
  • Issue #56: “Worlds’ End”

“The Sandman” Volume 9: “The Kindly Ones”

  • Vertigo Jam #1: “The Castle”
  • Issue #57: “The Kindly Ones — 1”
  • Issue #58: “The Kindly Ones — 2”
  • Issue #59: “The Kindly Ones — 3”
  • Issue #60: “The Kindly Ones — 4”
  • Issue #61: “The Kindly Ones — 5”
  • Issue #62: “The Kindly Ones — 6”
  • Issue #63: “The Kindly Ones — 7”
  • Issue #64: “The Kindly Ones — 8”
  • Issue #65: “The Kindly Ones — 9”
  • Issue #66: “The Kindly Ones — 10”
  • Issue #67: “The Kindly Ones — 11”
  • Issue #68: “The Kindly Ones — 12”
  • Issue #69: “The Kindly Ones — 13”

“The Sandman” Volume 10: “The Wake”

  • Issue #70: “Chapter 1, Which Occurs in the Wake of What Has Gone Before”
  • Issue #71: “Chapter 2, In Which a Wake Is Held”
  • Issue #72: “Chapter 3, In Which We Wake”
  • Issue #73: “An Epilogue, Sunday Mourning”
  • Issue #74: “Exiles”
  • Issue #75: “The Tempest”