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Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #6 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

The pieces have all fallen into place, and Wesley knows exactly who is behind the theft of his journal.

But is the Sandman too late, and will his dark dream descend over the entire world?!

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24 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Venditti had an excellent Hawkman run and with this Sandman mini-series, again shows he gets the Golden Age characters. Once Geoff Johns wraps his existing DC commitments there’s no better successor to hand the reins to the JSA.

  • 94

    Comic Watch

    Wesley Dodds: The Sandman is the perfect update to an iconic pulp hero. The team of Venditti, Rossmo, Plascencia, and Napolitano capture the essence of Sandman and make their own with page after page of beautiful comicy goodness. The story confronts troubles that draw parallels to current real life and the art reminds reader what a comic should look like.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    I’m not sure who will be taking over the JSA once Johns brings his run to an end, but it seems like Venditti—just like his fellow writers on this mini-line of books—have already built a great foundation for continuing these characters’ long legacy.

  • 90

    The Sandman: Wesley Dodds has been an unexpected delight for six consecutive issues. Riley Rossmo’s artwork draws from such greats as Will Eisner but with a beautifully modern sheen thanks to Ivan Plascencia’s colors and Robert Venditti’s story, rooted in a moral complexity often lacking from a superhero story. Heroes in such stories suffer for their beliefs. However, the means of that sacrifice are soap operatic, be they the howls and tears after losing an ally or the pain brought on by incredible feats of strength. How often is a hero without superpowers beaten over the head with a fire poker until they’re bruised and bloody because he won’t back down from what he stands for? Somehow, this moment of visceral, violent physical defeat and weakness conveys more emotional and moral strength than Superman lifting a car or Batman continuing his quest despite losing another sidekick along the way, and that’s a testament to how well this creative team has tapped into what makes this pacifists vigilante compelling. If there’s a flaw here, it’s that the reveal of the true villain behind Dodds’ recent tribulations is somewhat predictable. However, the execution is strong enough to be forgivable. If there’s a second complaint, it’s that this is the series’ last issue, which feels criminal. We need a Wesley Dodds ongoing series from this creative team immediately.

  • 85


    Though satisfying, the ending was a bit predictable and relies on a sort of deus ex machina. There’s a short epilogue to end the series, and I think that Sandman fans as well as Golden Age fans in general will be happy with the final pages and excited for what may come next.

  • 85

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 80

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #6 ends the mini-series the best way it could with a climactic fight to decide the fate of the world, couched in a battle of philosophies and wills. Venditti proves he’s just the guy to carry an OG JSA title, but Rossmo’s art is best suited for other things.

  • 73

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 70

    DC Comics News

    Overall, Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #6 is a really good comic. there are some really fun moments as well as thrilling ones. It’s clear that this series is deserving of an ongoing by this creative team. There’s plenty more stories to tell and more to be done with Dian and Wesley, and eventually Sandy. The hiccups mentioned don’t detract in a big way, but just distract for a bit.

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