Saturday, April 8, 2017

Airline Security Agent # 2 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

In The Kindly Ones, Rose journeys to England after Zelda gives her a message from her grandmother saying that if she goes to her she’ll return her heart (which is a reference to the final chapter of The Doll’s House, where Unity took Rose’s heart to assume the roll of the dream vortex).

Rose goes to England and on the flight she sits next to a guy who smells sour and unwashed and is reading a pornographic magazine.

When she gets off the plane, she is stopped by a customs security agent who looks through her personal belongings. The creepy guy walks past her as the agent is looking at her lacy underwear.

This Airline Customs Agent appears in Sandman # 62, on page 1, in panel 5.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Security Guard # 2 (illustrated by Kai Martin)

In Preludes And Nocturnes Dream is searching for his stolen tools of office. He managed to locate his bag of sand and his helmet, but continued to search for his ruby, the dream stone.

He visited Scott Free at the JLA headquarters, who, along with the help of J’onn J’onzz, traced the ruby to a warehouse in Mayhew, which is in update Gotham.

Dream travels, through dreams, to the warehouse. There is a security guard outside and Dream puts him to sleep before entering the warehouse.

This is the security guard who was sitting outside Mayhew Storage.

He appears in Sandman # 5, on page 19, in panel 1 and 2.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Old Woman # 3 (illustrated by Lars Brown)

When Ellie Marsten wakes in 1988, seventy two years after she fell asleep, she is in a charity home for those suffering from the sleeping sickness. There are many other people in the same ward as she is.

This woman is one of the people in the hospital. She is in a bed next to Ellie Marsten.

She appears in Sandman # 1, on page 33, panel 2.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Demon # 50 (illustrated by Andy Fish)

Dream visits Hell in hopes of finding his stolen helmet. Lucifer gathers the demons in order for Dream to determine who has his tools of office.

There are a lot of demons in Hell and this demon is one of the many demons that have gathered at Lucifer’s request.

This demon appears in the very large crowd of demons in Sandman # 4 on page 13. He is visible climbing the side of the hill where Lucifer, Azazel, Beelzebub and Dream stand.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dead Woman # 41 (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 encounters 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 Women is one of the many residents of the Underworld, who wept and were lifted from the ground in sadness.

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

I love this portrait. Max’s approach to this character feels really sympathetic. I’m not sure if feeling is created because of the colors used in for the dead woman of if her positioning, her gaze turned upward that gives me a sense of hope and sorrow.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Man With The Head Of An Animal (illustrated by Te’Shawn Dwyer)

In Baghdad, in the time of Haroun al Raschid, there were many wonders and splendors. There were enchanters, poets and musicians. There were animals that could speak like men, men with the heads of animals and mechanical wonders that imitated life.

This is one of the men with the head of an animal that lived in Baghdad during the reign of Haroun al Raschid.

He can be seen in Sandman # 50, on page 4, in panel 5.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Red Furred Humanoid # 1 (illustrated by Kai Martin)

In the first issue of Sandman: Overture we learn of a small planet that has three dominant species. There are huge carnivorous plants that inhabit the southern continent. There are small mindless insect like creatures that sometimes swarm, creating beautiful art. There are also red furred humanoids.

These red furred humanoids believe that their planet is alone in the universe.

This is one of the red furred humanoids. He appears in Sandman: Overture # 1 , on page 1 in panel 2.