The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
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The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections


Fables & Reflections (1993) is the sixth collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman. It was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Bryan Talbot, Stan Woch, P. Craig Russell, Shawn McManus, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson, Kent Williams, Mark Buckingham, Vince Locke and Dick Giordano, coloured by Danny Vozzo and Lovern Kindzierski/Digital Chameleon, and lettered by Todd Klein. The introduction is written by Gene Wolfe.

The issues in the collection first appeared in 1991, 1992 and 1993. The collection first appeared in paperback and hardback in 1993.

The book contains four tales under the banner of "Distant Mirrors", containing Issue #29 "Thermidor", #30 "August", #31 "Three Septembers and a January" and #50 "Ramadan". Three of the issues making up the "Distant Mirrors" group were published between the "Season of Mists" and "A Game of You" story arcs. The last, "Ramadan", was written contemporaneously, but because of art delays DC published it as Issue #50, after the "Brief Lives" arc.

Three other issues appearing in Fables & Reflections, published as the Convergence story "arc", are also single-issue short stories. "Convergence" appeared between the "A Game of You" and "Brief Lives" story arcs. It contains Issues #38 "The Hunt", #39 "Soft Places" and #40 "The Parliament of Rooks".

The collection also includes the Sandman Special "The Song of Orpheus", retelling the Greek myth of Orpheus, and a brief piece from a Vertigo promotional comic.

Title:The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:264 pages

    The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections Reviews

  • Alejandro
    Aug 05, 2014

    A priceless journey through history and folklore! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Shawn McManus, P. Graig Russell, Bryan Talbot, Kent Williams, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagl...

  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2013

    I'm really in the swing of my Sandman re-read and loving every second of it, now.I love the retelling of Orpheus. Hell, that entire sequence sent chills down my spine and kept making me think along th...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Nov 20, 2016

    The sixth collection—as its title suggests—is a somewhat random grab-bag of tales, only tenuously connected with the Sandman story. Still, there are a couple of themes present here: 1) the fate of...

  • Algernon
    Aug 04, 2013

    Dreams are composed of many things, my son. Of images and hopes, of fears and memories. Memories of the past, and memories of the future... Volume six is a collection of shorter stories, one-shot iss...

  • Sh3lly ? Bring on the Weird ?
    Jun 20, 2015

    I feel bad every time I don't love a Neil Gaiman book (which seems to be a lot). He's a genius, if you didn't know. So I know my cool factor is pretty low, but especially when I rate one of his books ...

  • StoryTellerShannon
    Nov 18, 2011

    THE SERIESWhen introducing people to graphic novels (especially those who think they're just comic strip superheroes for kids with no depth) I point them in the direction of this beloved series. It c...

  • Brooke
    Jul 13, 2009

    Fables & Reflections was probably my least favorite Sandman volume so far. While I delighted in the single-issue stories in Dream Country, the ones contained in this one didn't thrill me as much. I lo...

  • Anthony Chavez
    Jan 16, 2012

    Being the sixth volume in the Sandman series, "Reflections and Fables" takes a different twist than readers are accustomed to - a volume entirely of the past. There are nine stories in the volume, eac...

  • Stuart
    Jun 04, 2016

    Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections: Luminous tales of rulers, adventurers, dreamersAfter Vol 5: A Game of You, my least favorite Sandman volume so far, I’m happy to report a resounding return t...

  • Pavle
    Nov 07, 2015

    Broj po svemu paralelan trećem, više zbirka priča gde je Morfeus epizodni lik nego jedan dug, povezan arc. I to nije loša stvar sa obzirom na kvalitet ovih priča koji po svemu zasenjuje treći br...