As the story begins, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey, Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. Book One collects The Sandman #1-20.

Written By:
Neil Gaiman
Sam Kieth, Michael Zulli, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg
Sam Kieth, Malcolm Jones III, Steve Parkhouse, Charles Vess, Mike Dringenberg
Cover By:
Dave McKean