Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dead Man # 109 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

In The Song Of Orpheus, told in The Sandman Special # 1, Orpheus entered the Underworld, hoping to rescue Eurydice, his recently deceased wife. When he approached the throne room of Hades and Persephone, he encountered a large gathering of the dead.

In hopes of convincing Lord Hades and Queen Persephone to release his deceased wife, Orpheus sang a song about love and loss. This song caused the dead to weep.

This Dead Man is one of the many residents of the Underworld, who wept and were lifted from the ground in sadness.

He appears in The Song Of Orpheus, on page 35, in panel 2.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Emperor’s Man # 4 (illustrated by Kai Martin)

In Dream Hunters, a Badger and a Fox make a wager and attempt to force a young Monk to leave his temple.

The Badger disguises itself as a group of men, claiming to have been sent by the Emperor to request the presence of the Monk at the Imperial court.

This man is one of the “men” who appeared as one of the Emperor’s Men.

The monk refused to leave his temple and asked why the Emperor would send a badger to tell him to come to the imperial court.

The badger sulked away in defeat.

This man appears in P. Craig Russell’s version of Dream Hunters, in # 1, on page 8, in panel 4.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Emissary # 17 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

In the Fifth chapter of Seasons Of Mists, Morpheus hosts a banquet for the emissaries who come hoping to obtain the Key To Hell.

As each guest implores, and sometimes threatens the King Of Dreams the others talk amongst themselves and enjoy the feast before them.

This emissary is one of the people at the banquet.

He appears in Sandman # 26, on page 7.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Woman # 113 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Dream and Delirium decide to seek advice from their older brother, Destiny, in their search for Destruction.

Instead of calling upon Destiny in either of their respective galleries, they decide to visit Destiny’s garden.

They go to an amusement park and go through the Crazy Maze, which is a labyrinth and all labyrinths lead to Destiny’s garden.

His woman is standing in front of the Tilt-A-Whirl ride and is waving to one of the people on the ride.

She appear in Sandman # 47, on page 5, in panel 5.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reveler At The Burgess Party # 8 (illustrated by Nicole Ingram)

Wesley Dodds visited Endland in 1939, trying to solve the mysterious death of one of his old friends, Linus Benchly. While there he attended a party thrown by Roderick Burgess, hoping to unravel the mystery. Dian Belmont, his lover, was also at the party trying to help her friend Annabel solve a mystery of her own.

This man is one of the people attending the party.

He appeared in Sandman Mystery Theatre # 1 on page 36, panel 1.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Japanese Woman # 5 (illustrated by Kai Martin)

One evening the dynasty of The Onmyoji was destroyed when his house was burned to the ground and his wife and mistress were both killed in the fire.

The next morning The Onmyoji was found sitting in the wreckage of his destroyed house.

He was homeless, crazy and missing an eye.

Some people spoke in whispers, wondering what caused his condition. Some blamed the loss of his wife and house. Others believed it was the loss of his eye. Nobody spoke of a solitary fox taking her revenge for the loss of her lover.

This woman is one of the many people who whispered rumors regarding the Onmyoji’s insanity.

She appears in the P. Craig Russell adaptation of The Dream Hunters in issue # 4, on page 24 in panel 4.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Folk From Across The River # 2 (illustrated by Lars Brown)

In the Desire story in Endless Nights, Kara was in love with the son of the chief of the village.

The Chief and a group of village elders tried to negotiate grazing rights, for amber and for the ransom of prisoners between their tribe and the folk from across the river, but negotiations went badly and ended with the death of the village chief.

Kara retrieves the song of the village chief and he assumes the role of leader of the village. He also marries Kara and spends the winter in the village.

In spring, Kara’s husband and a group of soldiers go to meet with the chiefs of the other villages.

One day, a group of men arrived at the village, asking for hospitality. These were the folk from across the river and they had killed Kara’s husband and brought his head to threaten and scare the women of the village.

Kara remained calm and served the men food and wine until the soldiers who were on wolf-watch returned and slaughtered the invaders.

This man is one of the folk from across the river.

He appears in the “What I’ve Tasted Of Desire: from Endless Nights, on pages 15-19.