Thursday, November 12, 2020

17: Waking From a Dream

Our final episode (for now) as we wrap up our thoughts on the entirety of the Sandman comics, talk about some recent books in the extended Sandman universe, and also think about some comics and books that we might come back and review in the future. 

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Content note. The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

16: The Time of Your Life

We arrive at the 1996 Death mini-series which takes us back to the characters of Fox and Hazel, and another encounter with Dream's older sister. 

Content note. The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in The Time of Your Life:
Depiction of a cot death
Some violent scenes and depictions of blood and dead bodies
 
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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, October 29, 2020

15: The Overture

We're back with the most recent of Neil Gaiman's Sandman books and the wonderful artwork of JH Williams III. Join us for a road trip with a giant cat and a child called Hope.

Content note. The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast .

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in The Overture:
Depiction of the death of a child
Some violent scenes and depictions of blood and dead bodies.
 
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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020

14: Endless Nights

Endless Nights is a collection of individual stories about each of the Endless, and it features some wonderful artwork but also some moments that troubled us on our re-read.

Content note. The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Endless Nights:

Multiple sexual scenes & nudity. 
References, both written & visual to rape & sexual assault.
Brief reference to child abuse.
References to suicide

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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

13: The Dream Hunters

We journey through the illustrated novella by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano, and the graphic novel version illustrated by P.Craig Russell.

Content note. The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in The Dream Hunters:
Depiction of characters dying by fire.
Depiction of bones of children & infants.
Brief reference to abortion.
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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, October 8, 2020

12: The Little Endless

We discuss three volumes by Jill Thompson featuring characters from the Sandman. The Little Endless books would make perfect bedtime stories for children, and At Death's Door is a Manga inspired look at some of the background action of A Season of Mists.

Content Note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we have discussed them briefly and in depth in this podcast.

Here is a list of some of the subjects that feature in Book 4, Season of Mists:
Extreme violence, including graphic depictions of blood and dead bodies.
Child abuse and neglect, including bullying.
A brief reference to sexual assault.

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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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Thursday, October 1, 2020

11: The High Cost of Living

The first of our spin off episodes and we’re looking at the Death mini-series from 1993. We also talk about some other stories included in the digital edition. And as always we found some problems which we discuss in detail.

Content note: The Sandman series deals with and features some particularly dark and troubling subject matters and we discuss them in this podcast. Here is a list of the subjects that feature in Death, the High Cost of Living.

Suicide, ideation and discussion of suicide
Depictions of blood and violence
Description of self harm
Direct reference to the sexual abuse of a child

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The piano music featured in this episode is Strange Dream by David Hilowitz from the Free Music Archive.


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