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In this series of noir detective tales of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman in 1930s New York donning a gas mask, fedora, suit and cloak to fight the forces of evil. In this volume, The Sandman uncovers the origin of The Mist, from the pages of STARMAN. Then, on the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair, The In this series of noir detective tales of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman in 1930s New York donning a gas mask, fedora, suit and cloak to fight the forces of evil. In this volume, The Sandman uncovers the origin of The Mist, from the pages of STARMAN. Then, on the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair, The Sandman must unravel the mystery of a series of brutal murders.


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In this series of noir detective tales of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman in 1930s New York donning a gas mask, fedora, suit and cloak to fight the forces of evil. In this volume, The Sandman uncovers the origin of The Mist, from the pages of STARMAN. Then, on the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair, The In this series of noir detective tales of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman in 1930s New York donning a gas mask, fedora, suit and cloak to fight the forces of evil. In this volume, The Sandman uncovers the origin of The Mist, from the pages of STARMAN. Then, on the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair, The Sandman must unravel the mystery of a series of brutal murders.

30 review for Sandman Mystery Theatre, Vol. 7: The Mist and the Phantom of the Fair

  1. 4 out of 5

    StrictlySequential

    Both four issue stories are gripping and well structured around diverse and dynamic characters. I'm a selective Guy Davis fan and this is my favorite application of his paid-per-page scribble. His style only works for stories that are evil, seedy and/or violent because he draws EVERYTHING in the Aragones type of imprecise but WITHOUT the funny that makes it work perfectly for Sergio. I like a hand to look like a hand if you're not aiming for laughs but Guy has proved that it also works very well wi Both four issue stories are gripping and well structured around diverse and dynamic characters. I'm a selective Guy Davis fan and this is my favorite application of his paid-per-page scribble. His style only works for stories that are evil, seedy and/or violent because he draws EVERYTHING in the Aragones type of imprecise but WITHOUT the funny that makes it work perfectly for Sergio. I like a hand to look like a hand if you're not aiming for laughs but Guy has proved that it also works very well with stories of a distorted nature.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Originaly bought as single-issues, I have the complete collection. Somehow, Matt Wagner and Guy Davis were the perfect team to bring the original Sandman back. Where most writers would have updated the character to bring him into the 21st century, Matt Wagner goes way back to his original roots set in the 1940s and gives us a bare bones version of the character. This isn't a super-hero, he doesn't jump from rooftops, he's faillable, he's a well-rounded, caring human being, heck he's not even muscle Originaly bought as single-issues, I have the complete collection. Somehow, Matt Wagner and Guy Davis were the perfect team to bring the original Sandman back. Where most writers would have updated the character to bring him into the 21st century, Matt Wagner goes way back to his original roots set in the 1940s and gives us a bare bones version of the character. This isn't a super-hero, he doesn't jump from rooftops, he's faillable, he's a well-rounded, caring human being, heck he's not even muscle-bound, he could probably even lose a bit of weight. You actually get the impression that he has to make an effort to do the things he does. Add to that the more than believable love interest of Dian and you have the setting for some great stories. These stories should be re-collected into Absolute or Deluxe editions... even if I might be the only one buying them :-)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    I'm not really sure why I enjoy this series as much as I do. It feels at once horribly dated and incredibly modern, which is a pretty strange trick to pull off. But Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont are appealing main characters, effectively blending the cultural attitudes and biases of the 1930s with a refreshing streak of progressivism. Dian, in particular, manages to feel completely of her time period, while simultaneously being a first-class feminist. The books are often more than a little heavy- I'm not really sure why I enjoy this series as much as I do. It feels at once horribly dated and incredibly modern, which is a pretty strange trick to pull off. But Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont are appealing main characters, effectively blending the cultural attitudes and biases of the 1930s with a refreshing streak of progressivism. Dian, in particular, manages to feel completely of her time period, while simultaneously being a first-class feminist. The books are often more than a little heavy-handed, reminding me more than a little of Mad Men in the way in which they throw the bigotry of the past in their audiences faces, but the more modern touches (the violence and sex in particular) effectively counter-balance any high-handed moralism.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    Interesting attempt at mixing a Golden age comic book hero, with 'real world' politics and issues of the 30's, while trying to tell noir mystery stories, that never really hooked me. I'd try an occasional story, but generally found them unsatisfying. In trying for realism, they really watered down the heroic and comic book and seemed to revel in the gritty and grim. The Mist was one of the better stories, as it seemed to hit the right balance or real and larger than life. Despite my grumbling about Interesting attempt at mixing a Golden age comic book hero, with 'real world' politics and issues of the 30's, while trying to tell noir mystery stories, that never really hooked me. I'd try an occasional story, but generally found them unsatisfying. In trying for realism, they really watered down the heroic and comic book and seemed to revel in the gritty and grim. The Mist was one of the better stories, as it seemed to hit the right balance or real and larger than life. Despite my grumbling about this serious Wes Dodds and Dian were one of the better written couples in comics.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Liz Licata

    this series is getting predictable..

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tom-Kenneth Fossheim

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kaylon

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Ashworth

  9. 5 out of 5

    Regie

  10. 5 out of 5

    Falcoeiras

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  12. 4 out of 5

    Douglas

  13. 4 out of 5

    Linnea Gelland

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Schmidt

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emperorstephen

  17. 4 out of 5

    Neil Carey

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sean Belt

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alger

  20. 4 out of 5

    Greg

  21. 4 out of 5

    Devin Bruce

  22. 4 out of 5

    Keith

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alex Bern

  24. 5 out of 5

    ISMOTU

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sonic

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Spaulding

  27. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Macwilliam

  28. 5 out of 5

    Don

  29. 4 out of 5

    Julian Darius

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hani Mosaa

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