Appearing in "Sleep of the Just"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Arthur Marston (Single appearance)[1] (Cameo)
  • Compton (Single appearance)[1]
  • Daniel Bustamonte
  • Death (Behind the scenes)
  • Edmond Hathaway (Single appearance)[1] (Behind the scenes)
  • Elvis Presley (Dream)
  • Ellie Marston
  • Jimmy Durante (Dream)
  • John Wayne (Dream)
  • Marilyn Monroe (Dream)
  • Mort Notkin (Single appearance)[1]
  • Nurse Edmonds (Single appearance)[1]
  • Paul McGuire
  • Stefan Wasserman




  • None

Synopsis for "Sleep of the Just"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • First appearance of all characters.
  • One passage states that Unity Kincaid dreams of a "tall dark man". On the surface it appears as if Gaiman is describing Morpheus, but it is also possible that he may be describing Desire. Desire's connection to Unity Kincaid is revealed in "The Kindly Ones" story-arc later on in the series.


  • "Sleep of the Just" is also the name of a song produced by Elvis Costello.
  • Roderick Burgess and the Order of Ancient Mysteries is loosely based on real world occultist Aleister Crowley and his Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Crowley is referenced as a contemporary to Burgess in this issue. On page 23, a man is seen wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Daffy Duck and a caption which reads, "Do what thou wilt, buster!" This is a variation on a phrase commonly attributed to Aleister Crowley which is, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law".
  • Most of the names that Burgess invokes during his incantation are the names of actual pagan gods and goddesses.
  • Roderick Burgess' gravestone is etched with the words, "Not dead, only sleeping".

See Also

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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