And Then I Read: THE DREAMING #19

Image © DC Comics. Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Bilquis Evely, colors by Mat Lopes, letters by Simon Bowland, cover by Yanick Paquette & Nathan Fairbairn

The climax of the previous 18 issues seems to be gathered here and in the next issue, which I am guessing is the last of this particular storyline. I like the way it’s drawn on so many elements from Neil Gaiman’s original run without anything feeling like a retread. The servants of Dream — the original Dream — are gathering once more to confront the current Dream Lord, Wan and his other, darker version, who Wan doesn’t even seem to know about. Lucien has recovered his mind and his story, and with him are Matthew, Cain and Abel and many others including Dora, the recent addition to the Dreaming cast. The ancient symbols and segments of Dream’s power have been gathered as well, and the confrontation and climax are impressive and enlightening so far, with more to come next time. Good work by all involved!

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