The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country

The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country - Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, Steve Erickson, Malcolm Jones III, Kelly   Jones, Neil Gaiman Strangely enough this was my favourite volume so far, though it was disconnected from the rest of the storylines. Essentially standalone tales, in the words of the author's website: "Dream Country is the first story arc made up entirely of different tales. We meet the mother of Morpheus's son, and find out what cats dream about. We also discover the origins of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. (The latter issue, number 19, is the only comic book ever to have won a World Fantasy Award.) Death has her own bittersweet story, as she attempts to help out an agoraphobic ex-superhero."

The cats were my favourite of all the stories thus far. It had a Roald Dahl-esque twist at the end, was funny and strange and sad all at once. Maybe I just like cats though. The abduction of the muse was interesting, and I hope she makes another appearance. Death is also a favourite character so it was nice to see more of her.