- You have called me here, Haroun. It is unwise to summon what you cannot dismiss.
- -- Sandman
Appearing in "Ramadan"Edit
- Haroun Al Raschid
- Zubaidah (Raschid's wife)
- Jafar the Barmakid
- Ishak the Poet
- Hassan (boy)
- An Unnamed Beggar
- The Marketplace
- A Magic Carpet
Synopsis for "Ramadan"Edit
Caliph Haroun Al Raschid, King of Baghdad, lives in a beautiful city of wonder, enjoying the pleasures of his harem, and occasionally sneaking out in disguise to experience strange things with his friends. However, during the month of Ramadan, he becomes listless, wanting none of the pleasures that city or palace have to offer.
Finally, he descended deep into the lowest part of his palace, where he finds room after room of strange things. Finally, he comes to a magical orb, and collects it. Returning to the very top of his palace, he uses the orb to call upon the lord of dreams. He warns that if the Dream Lord does not come, he will shatter the orb, in which a number of evil creatures have been imprisoned. Receiving no answer, he heaves the orb above his head and tosses it out over the city. Moments before it makes contact with the ground below, a pair of pale white hands catches the orb.
Dream appears, and confiscates the orb, demanding to know why he was summoned. The Caliph explains that he would like to make a bargain, and in order to do that, they had best go to the marketplace. He fetches a magic carpet, and the two ride out into the city. Dream remarks that the city is a remarkable place. The Caliph Haroun wonders if Dream might like to buy it from him.
Caliph explains that he knows the city will one day fade. He worries that the wonder and beauty of his city will die. He wonders if Dream will purchase the city from him; take it in to the Dreaming. In exchange, he wants the city never to die. Dream responds that he can do this, if Haroun tells his people the plan. So, the Caliph gathers his people and tells them of his plan.
Appearing in "Facets of Dream"Edit
Synopsis for "Facets of Dream"Edit
An artists' gallery featuring pin-ups by various illustrators.
- I LOVED Ramadan! An excellent example of what is possible within the comic book medium. Thanks Neil & Craig. :)
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