Fables & Reflections

Fables & Reflections

Fables & Reflections (1993) is the sixth collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman. It was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Bryan Talbot, Stan Woch, P. Craig Russell, Shawn McManus, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson, Kent Williams, Mark Buckingham, Vince Locke and Dick Giordano, coloured by Danny Vozzo and Lovern Kindzierski/Digital Chameleon, and lettered by Todd Klein. The introduction is written by Gene Wolfe.

The issues in the collection first appeared in 1991, 1992 and 1993. The collection first appeared in paperback and hardback in 1993.

The book contains four tales under the banner of "Distant Mirrors", containing Issue #29 "Thermidor", #30 "August", #31 "Three Septembers and a January" and #50 "Ramadan". Three of the issues making up the "Distant Mirrors" group were published between the "Season of Mists" and "A Game of You" story arcs. The last, "Ramadan", was written contemporaneously, but because of art delays DC published it as Issue #50, after the "Brief Lives" arc.

Three other issues appearing in Fables & Reflections, published as the Convergence story "arc", are also single-issue short stories. "Convergence" appeared between the "A Game of You" and "Brief Lives" story arcs. It contains Issues #38 "The Hunt", #39 "Soft Places" and #40 "The Parliament of Rooks".

The collection also includes the Sandman Special "The Song of Orpheus", retelling the Greek myth of Orpheus, and a brief piece from a Vertigo promotional comic.

Title:Fables & Reflections
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781563891069
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    Fables & Reflections Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    "Death was a little older than Dream. Things had the potential to die before they had the potential to dream." The brilliance of this series resides in the fact that it can go anywhere and be almo...

  • Bill Kerwin

    The sixth collection—as its title suggests—is a somewhat random grab-bag of tales, only tenuously connected with the Sandman story. Still, there are a couple of themes present here: 1) the fate of...

  • Alejandro

    A priceless journey through history and folklore! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Shawn McManus, P. Graig Russell, Bryan Talbot, Kent Williams, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Ea...

  • Bradley

    Re-Read: 6/1/20I still like all the things I've always liked about this volume, but with special emphasis on Fiddler's Green and Marco Polo. That one really got to me this time. And strangely, The Hou...

  • Sean Gibson

    My long overdue journey through Sandman continues (I’m not sure which streak lasted longer—my not reading Sandman or my virginity…well, no, that’s not true; we all know which streak lasted lon...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    Absolutely LOVED The Song of Orpheus and Fear of Falling. A fun collection but I’m left wondering if the stories are meant to be connected or not? Who knows with Sandman 😂 Full review to come! ...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    Dreams are composed of many things, my son. Of images and hopes, of fears and memories. Memories of the past, and memories of the future... Volume six is a collection of shorter stories, one-shot iss...

  • Sh3lly

    I feel bad every time I don't love a Neil Gaiman book (which seems to be a lot). He's a genius, if you didn't know. So I know my cool factor is pretty low, but especially when I rate one of his books ...

  • Rowena

    I read a lot of graphic novels (Asterix, Tintin etc) as a child but this was probably my first adult graphic novel.I was seriously impressed. Despite the fact that it was a comic book, and I generally...

  • Nicole

    This is my least favorite volume so far, most stories bored me and I couldn’t care about the characters and the conclusion of the story especially since they aren’t connected.Issues 29-31: 2 stars...