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The Sandman: Shadow Truths
Imperfect Hosts (The Sandman #2, Preludes & Nocturnes)

Imperfect Hosts (The Sandman #2, Preludes & Nocturnes)

A creativity and mental wellness exploration through story

“I awake in the darkness, too weak to even summon a light.”

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Welcome to The Sandman #2 "Imperfect Hosts”.

As the name suggests, it is the second issue of the acclaimed graphic novel series by Neil Gaiman. In this issue, Dream begins his quest to recover his three tools of power: His sand, his helm, and his ruby, which were stolen by a mortal magician who had him imprisoned for 70 years (if you need a recap, you can get it here).

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The Creative Cure
The Sandman: Shadow Truths
Exploring Mental Health and Creativity with Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman': “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” - Morpheus, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (The Sandman #19, Dream Country)