Have a Simpsons fan in your life? One who just saw the “The Book Job” episode in which New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman made a guest appearance along with some of his famous tomes including THE SANDMAN? Maybe he or she wants to know more about Mr. Gaiman's creative process--and the legendary SANDMAN books? Then consider picking up THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN for that special person. This gorgeous volume is not only a nice looking coffee table book, it’s extremely informative and one that is to be read and savored from cover to cover. Edited, and with an introduction and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, the expert researcher and editor behind the Edgar Award-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula. THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN is a panel-by-panel journey through every issue of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling series THE SANDMAN. Collecting issues #1-#20, this volume provides commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings, fascinating details about THE SANDMAN's hundreds of unforgettable characters and much more, presented side-by-side with the series' art and text. (And while you're at it, pick one up for yourself too!) In addition, there are the Absolute editions including the recently published ABSOLUTE SANDMAN Vol. 5.