Appearing in "Sleep of the Just"Edit
- Arthur Marston (Single appearance) (Cameo)
- Compton (Single appearance)
- Daniel Bustamonte
- Death (Behind the scenes)
- Edmond Hathaway (Single appearance) (Behind the scenes)
- Elvis Presley (Dream)
- Ellie Marston
- Jimmy Durante (Dream)
- John Wayne (Dream)
- Marilyn Monroe (Dream)
- Mort Notkin (Single appearance)
- Nurse Edmonds (Single appearance)
- Paul McGuire
- Stefan Wasserman
Synopsis for "Sleep of the Just"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- This issue is reprinted in Essential Vertigo: Sandman #1, Millennium Edition: Sandman #1, Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes and Sandman: Absolute Edition, Volume 1.
- First appearance of all characters.
- Burgess identifies Dream as belonging to a group called the Endless. He makes reference to other members of the Endless, notably Death, Desire and Destiny. Destiny made regular appearances as the host of Secrets of Haunted House and Weird Mystery Tales. Death and Desire have yet to be introduced in the series. Death will make her first appearance in Sandman #8 and Desire will be introduced in Sandman #10.
- 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.
- Wesley Dodds' connection to Morpheus is explored in greater detail in Sandman: Midnight Theatre #1.
- 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".
- Write your own review of this comic!
- Discuss Sandman Vol 2 1 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Sandman series
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Sandman article at Wikipedia
- Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes article at Wikipedia
- Sandman series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Sandman series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Sandman Annotations
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.