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The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #6

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The ancient witch known as the Thessalian has survived millennia of human atrocity via her cunning and remorselessness.

But for the last 30 years, she’s endured her greatest challenge yet: Los Angeles.

Thessaly needs a change.

A big one.

And when she learns of the opportunity presented by the Corinthian’s reappearance, may the old gods help anyone in her way!

The horizons of the Nightmare Country open up in this standalone issue, as our tale grows ever larger and stranger…

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25 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A brilliantly engaging and entertaining side story that has a wonderful connection to the main storyline while also bringing back an interesting character from the Sandman universe. I was excited to see this character appear in the story and her connection to the bigger storyline makes me excited to see her next appearance.

    The Art: Llovet delivers some beautifully detailed and immersive art throughout the issue. The art style beautifully captures the dark tone of the stone as well as the artificial atmosphere of its setting.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This book has kept us guessing from the start, making clear that everyone is up for grabs and no one is safe, and this unique issue only adds to the suspense as we head into act two.

  • 90

    DC Comics News

    Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #6 is a great issue. We get new characters, a terrific script, quirky art, and the return of an old favorite. The fact that this imprint will be growing with a second title (and hopefully more in the months and years to come) is a source of real joy.

  • 85


    As a lead-in for Dead Boy Detectives, this is a must-read, but fans of classic Sandman should also find plenty to delve into as it explores the writer and other supernatural things. Undoubtedly not integral to the ongoing story, Sandman Universe: Nightmare Countryis still primo Sandman and, in many ways, precisely what Vertigo was made for all those years ago back in the ’90s.

  • 80

    The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country presses pause on its main narrative—leaving that reveal that the series antagonist is the angel that created Mormonism to just hang in the air for another month—for an issue that amounts to a kind of backdoor pilot for the upcoming Dead Boy Detectives, but it’s a good pilot at least. Featuring rich artwork from guest artist Maria Llovet, Nightmare Country shifts focus to Jamie, a writer struggling in Hollywood, and reintroduces Thessaly, now going by Lamia, the powerful, long-lived witch and formerly Dream’s lover. As the story mostly exist to set up Thessaly’s appearance in Dead Boy Detectives, the story feels somewhat truncated and unfulfilling. However, Llovet’s art elevates it, using body language to emphasize how uncomfortable Jamie is in practically every situation and contrasting it against how utterly unfazed Thessaly is as she goes about how witchy work in his presence. Regular Nightmare Country readers might be a little perplexed by this issue, but aside from the ending literally telling them to go buy another comic, they won’t be disappointed with its contents.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 74

    Comic Watch

    THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE: NIGHTMARE COUNTRY #6 is spooky fun and acts as a successful bridge into the next arc and possibly into another series.

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