The Sandman: The Wake

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The Wake is the tenth and final collection of issues in the American comic book series The Sandman.wikipedia
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Michael Zulli

It is written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, colored by Daniel Vozzo and Jon J. Muth, and lettered by Todd Klein.
Zulli would illustrate seven Sandman issues including the final Sandman story arc "The Wake".

The Sandman: Endless Nights

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It was preceded by The Kindly Ones and followed by Endless Nights.
Endless Nights was preceded by The Wake.

The Sandman (Vertigo)

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The Wake is the tenth and final collection of issues in the American comic book series The Sandman.

The Sandman: The Kindly Ones

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It was preceded by The Kindly Ones and followed by Endless Nights. The first three issues of the volume, "Chapter One, Which Occurs in the Wake of What Has Gone Before", "Chapter Two, In Which a Wake is Held", and "Chapter Three, In Which We Wake", comprise the wake and funeral held for Morpheus, who dies at the end of the ninth collection, The Kindly Ones.
It was preceded by Worlds' End and followed by The Wake.

Hob Gadling

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Issue 73, "The Wake: An Epilogue Sunday Morning", serves as epilogue to both the wake and the friendship between Hob Gadling and Morpheus, in which Gadling visits a renaissance festival with current girlfriend Guenevere and is visited by Death. "Sunday Mourning" follows the immortal Hob Gadling and his girlfriend Gwen at a Renaissance fair in twentieth-century America.
Hob’s final three appearances occur in issues #70 ("Chapter One, Which Occurs in the Wake of What Has Gone Before"), #72 ("Chapter Three, In Which We Wake"), and #73 (An Epilogue, Sunday Mourning) of The Wake.

James Elroy Flecker

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The collection opens with James Elroy Flecker's poem "The Bridge of Fire", prefacing the events which follow.
Flecker's poem "The Bridge of Fire" features in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, in the volume The Wake, and The Golden Journey to Samarkand is quoted in the volume World's End.

The Sandman: Fables & Reflections

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"Exiles" is something of a companion to a story from Fables and Reflections, "Soft Places".
The story is something of a piece with "Exiles", a story from the tenth collection, The Wake.

Jon J Muth

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It is written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, colored by Daniel Vozzo and Jon J. Muth, and lettered by Todd Klein.
In the comics industry, his works include J. M. DeMatteis' graphic novel Moonshadow, Grant Morrison's The Mystery Play, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: The Wake with Michael Zulli and Charles Vess, Mike Carey's Lucifer: Nirvana and Swamp Thing: Roots.

Comic book

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The Wake is the tenth and final collection of issues in the American comic book series The Sandman.

Neil Gaiman

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It is written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, colored by Daniel Vozzo and Jon J. Muth, and lettered by Todd Klein.

Charles Vess

Charlie Vess
It is written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, colored by Daniel Vozzo and Jon J. Muth, and lettered by Todd Klein.

Todd Klein

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It is written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Michael Zulli, Jon J. Muth and Charles Vess, colored by Daniel Vozzo and Jon J. Muth, and lettered by Todd Klein.

The Dreaming (comics)

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Meanwhile, the new aspect of Dream, previously the child Daniel, starts relationships with the inhabitants of the Dreaming.

Epilogue

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Issue 73, "The Wake: An Epilogue Sunday Morning", serves as epilogue to both the wake and the friendship between Hob Gadling and Morpheus, in which Gadling visits a renaissance festival with current girlfriend Guenevere and is visited by Death.

Death (DC Comics)

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Issue 73, "The Wake: An Epilogue Sunday Morning", serves as epilogue to both the wake and the friendship between Hob Gadling and Morpheus, in which Gadling visits a renaissance festival with current girlfriend Guenevere and is visited by Death.

Renaissance fair

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"Sunday Mourning" follows the immortal Hob Gadling and his girlfriend Gwen at a Renaissance fair in twentieth-century America.

Endless (comics)

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Meanwhile, the new aspect of Dream, previously the child Daniel, starts relationships with the inhabitants of the Dreaming. The first three issues of the volume, "Chapter One, Which Occurs in the Wake of What Has Gone Before", "Chapter Two, In Which a Wake is Held", and "Chapter Three, In Which We Wake", comprise the wake and funeral held for Morpheus, who dies at the end of the ninth collection, The Kindly Ones.

White Lotus Rebellion

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It features an adviser to the Emperor of China, sent into exile after his son allied himself with the White Lotus Rebellion.

William Shakespeare

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"The Tempest" concludes the bargain struck between Dream and William Shakespeare in "Men of Good Fortune" and featured in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Superman

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At the wake, Superman, Batman, and the Martian Manhunter are seen discussing their dreams.

Batman

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At the wake, Superman, Batman, and the Martian Manhunter are seen discussing their dreams.

Martian Manhunter

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At the wake, Superman, Batman, and the Martian Manhunter are seen discussing their dreams.

Clark Kent

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Gaiman also stated that his original idea for this sequence also included Superman, in his Clark Kent persona, constantly trying to conceal the edge of his red Superman cape as it fell from beneath his funeral jacket, stating that he felt this was something about which Superman would have nightmares; allegedly DC rejected the image as being disrespectful to the character.

John Constantine

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John Constantine, Doctor Occult, and Phantom Stranger are also seen conversing.

Doctor Occult

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John Constantine, Doctor Occult, and Phantom Stranger are also seen conversing.