Essential Vertigo Sandman (1996) #22
Reprints Sandman (1989 2nd Series) #22. Season of Mists Chapter = 1 - Written by Neil Gaiman. Art by Kelley Jones & Malcolm Jones III. Cover by Dave McKean.
After the previous issue's prologue, a brooding Morpheus prepares to return to Hell to free his condemned ex-love, Nada. Saying his farewells, he sends Cain as an emissary to alert Lucifer Morningstar to his pending arrival. Meanwhile, Lucifer eagerly awaits Dream's return, planning to make good on his oath to bring about the Dream King's destruction. (Note: This issue features the first appearance of Daniel, the future Sandman.) Plus: Promo for Nevada by Steve Gerber.
32 pages, full color. Mature Readers. Cover price $1.95.