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Un volume che contiene una storia in prosa, la storia giapponese riadattata da Gaiman e inserita nell'universo di Sandman. Corredata delle splendide illustrazioni di Amano, compreso un paginone centrale doppio da aprire completamente per gustarsi Morfeo nella sua sala del trono. Prematurely Grey-Haired: The onmyōji once took a journey to China to learn mysticism. He gained that knowledge but also went gray early.

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters is just my second approach to the Sandman universe and, even without knowing the main story of the comics, this has been a book that has captivated me from the beginning, largely thanks to the wonderful illustration work by Yoshitaka Amano, and that I liked it very much. Animal Eyes: The monk knows that the beautiful young lady on his doorstep is a fox in human form, because she has animalistic eyes (rendered in the comic as bright green). But in the case of The Dream Hunters, my incorrect understanding about the origins of the story—spurred by that sneaky Neil Gaiman and his Afterword hijinx—led me to completely dismiss the book upon its original release. Until approaching the book anew with this reread, I had always thought of the Gaiman/Amano work as “lesser” Sandman because it was just a retelling of some old Japanese story. Barely even Sandman. Just something that was a related project. Like a silver ankh sold at a comic shop or something. The writing was melodic and fairy-tale like, strange, brutal, unapologetic - very Gaiman, very lovely. The art was not too vibrant, reminescent of 17th/18th/19th century Japanese drawings but never close enough to lose the modern reader's attention. It also had some Art Noveau and Disney influence in places, which can sound contradictory and a royal mess, but the three tied together made for absolute perfection.Like most fables, the story begins with a wager between two jealous animals, a fox and a badger: which of them can drive a young monk from his solitary temple? The winner will make the temple into a new fox or badger home. But as the fox adopts the form of a woman to woo the monk from his hermitage, she falls in love with him. Meanwhile, in far away Kyoto, the wealthy Master of Yin-Yang, the onmyoji, is plagued by his fears and seeks tranquility in his command of sorcery. He learns of the monk and his inner peace; he dispatches demons to plague the monk in his dreams and eventually kill him to bring his peace to the onmyoji. The fox overhears the demons on their way to the monk and begins her struggle to save the man whom at first she so envied.

In the realm of dreams, the King of All Night's Dreaming is satisfied by the story, and that everyone involved learned an important lesson. The narration then suggests that the monk and the fox were re-united in the afterlife; but this is purposely ambiguous. Finchè, arrivati vicini al ventennale di Sandman, mentre lavoravano sull'adattamento a fumetto di Coraline, Russell torna alla carica. E questa volta ci riesce, ottenendo di disegnare il fumetto del racconto in prosa del decennale. The Dream Hunters was beautiful. I have no words to describe just how beautiful it was. Both in the stellar writing by Neil Gaiman, who has yet to disappoint me, and the marvellous art by Craig Russell. The two of them combined could not have created anything more brilliant.And after rereading The Dream Hunters again recently, after reading everything else Sandman, how foolish of me not to see that the prose story is quintessential Gaiman. Like the best of the Sandman single issues or story arcs, it holds the essence of the entire saga in miniature form. In the end, everyone pays a great price, and nobody really gets what they want, but they all get what they have asked for, at least temporarily. It’s a fable without a clear moral, and “be careful what you wish for” doesn’t do it justice.

Meanwhile, in a house in Kyoto, a rich onmyōji is consumed by a nameless fear, and consults three women living at the edge of town. They give him instructions to alleviate this fear; the result is that the aforementioned monk will become trapped inside a dream, and his body will sleep continuously until it dies. The Dream Hunters focuses on a monk and two spirit creatures in the form of a badger and a fox who want to oust the monk from his abode. They set up a bet that they both lose, but the fox also loses her heart to the monk in the bargain. The master of demons also wants to usurp the power of the monk, and the fox-spirit intervenes on the monk’s behalf, but Morpheus, the Dream Himself (from the Sandman) intervenes. Yes, it’s true that he wrote a prose story for the tenth anniversary of Sandman and yes it was illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, but it was no Neil Gaiman adaptation of a Japanese fairy tale. It was an original story posing as an adaptation, with Gaiman himself providing the misdirection in the form of an unreliable Afterword in which he cites his (fabricated) sources. In this one--which was published by DC/Vertigo but is a prose novella and beautifully illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano--we encounter a humble monk and a fox spiritess. There is love, and revenge. I shan't say anymore. The Dreaming • House of Whispers • Lucifer • Books of Magic • John Constantine: Hellblazer • The Dreaming: Waking Hours • Hell & Gone • Nightmare CountrySandman: Cazadores de sueños es mi segunda incursión en el universo Sandman y, aun sin conocer la historia principal de los cómics, ésta ha sido una historia que me ha atrapado desde el inicio, en gran parte gracias al maravilloso trabajo de ilustración de Yoshitaka Amano, y que me ha gustado mucho.

With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man whom she loves in The Sandman: Dream Hunters, a graphic novel adaptation--featuring the artwork of P. Craig Russell--of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's original prose novella of the same name illustrated by Yoshitako Amano. I couldn't believe how graceful and gorgeous the King of Dreams look under Mr. Amano's pen!!! This graphic novel offers up two full-colored illustrations of Dream, who wears a robe that looks half like Gothic armor and half like a kimono, and both of these illustrations took my breath away!!!! You won't believe it before you see it for yourself! Years after Neil Gaiman had concluded the Sandman series, after all the epilogues and Death-sequels, after Dream joined forces with his gas-masked Golden Age namesake, and after the writer had moved on to such things as the work that would become American Gods and the English-language dub of Princess Mononoke, he was asked to return to his comic book creation to commemorate its tenth anniversary.Nothing is done entirely for nothing, said the fox of dreams. Nothing is wasted. You are older, and you have made decisions, and you are not the fox you were yesterday. Take what you have learned, and move on." La storia era però destinata ad altro, a essere un racconto in prosa illustrato dal disegnatore giapponese, quindi non se ne fece di nulla. Sandman: The Dream Hunters was released by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint as a four-issue monthly miniseries from November 2008 to February 2009, featuring cover art by Yuko Shimizu, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope and Joe Kubert. This is a wonderful comic adaptation illustrated by P. Craig Russell, released a decade after the original illustrated novella, which I read last year. Neil had fans and academics fooled (Russell and myself included)—everyone believed he had adapted an old Japanese fable to fit into his Sandman universe, while he had in fact entirely made it up. Knowing this, the story itself is even more brilliant and awe-inspiring in its faux authenticity. I bought it hook, line, and sinker, I really did. This is an illustrated novella, written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by Yoshitaka Amano. It takes place in the universe of The Sandman series, but I think that it can be very easily read from someone who has no idea about the series.

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