The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1 - Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, Michael Zulli, Mike Dringenberg, Chris Bachalo, Todd Klein, Kelley Jones, Daniel Vozzo, Steve Parkhouse, Sam Kieth, Malcolm Jones III, Steve Oliff, John Costanza, Neil Gaiman This book is a beautiful bound tome with gorgeous art and some wonderful stories. Content-wise, I could tell that Neil Gaiman was experimenting when he began writing this now-famous series. The quality of the story is a bit uneven. Some of the novels were amongst some of the best graphic novels I have read, while others were "merely" entertaining, didn't quite stand alone, or felt like they belonged to a different graphic novel series. Overall this collection was definitely worth reading, and I look forward to reading future stories in Gaiman's dream-scape.