The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1 - Neil Gaiman, John Costanza, Steve Oliff, Malcolm Jones III, Sam Kieth, Steve Parkhouse, Daniel Vozzo, Kelley Jones, Todd Klein, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg, Michael Zulli, Colleen Doran, Charles Vess 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.