Sandman: The Wake
by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, John J Muth, Dave McKean, et al.
This is the last book of the Sandman series (I don’t count the Endless Dreams book, which I see as the Reunion/Farewell-Tour-type-of-book). After I finish this, I’m pretty sure that I’ll have read all of them. This one is okay, but it’s a lot closer to just being a mediocre fantasy series, which is what a lot of people, unfortunately, perceive Sandman to be. My favorite Sandman stories have a dose of reality to combine with the fantasy, but so far, this one doesn’t. It’s still really good, but for one thing, it’s weird to see the characters from all the previous books come and hang out at the same time in The Dreaming. Of course, If I sat down and read this after reading the other 9 books in a row, this would probably have a lot more emotional resonance.
On the To-Read Pile
Alive – The Manga -published by Del Rey Manga
Tonoharu by Lars Martinson
Firebreak: A Parker Novel
(This one isn’t a graphic novel, it’s a big-boy book.)