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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 284

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at a nice one-off issue of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman involving the dreams of cats…

In this issue (Sandman #18, drawn by Kelley Jones), a cat speaks to a group of cats and tells the story of a journey within her dreams and her meeting with Morpheus (in the form of a cat)…

While most of the other cats are skeptical, one small kitten says that it will join the older cat in dreaming! The kitten asks a local cat if that cat believes in the story and the older cat says that, even if true, it would be impossible to ever happen, because no one could ever make a thousand cats do something all at once – cats are just not that controllable!

But at the end of the issue, we see at least one kitten has hope for a different tomorrow…

What a cool ending.

17 Comments

AH CATS.

Is there ANYTHING they don’t make better?

If there’s one particular Sandman story that really dug its claws into my brain and wouldn’t let go its this one.
Great Stuff

And that first panel pretty much sums up my own relationship with my 2 feline owners :)

Aaron: Yes. Soup.

The idea of a giant, man-hunting cat that is wholly invisible except its eyes and teeth in the light of the full moon … yeah, I am going to have nightmares now.

Like Triumph put it so eloquently: Cats are c**ts.

I loved that comic; the art didn’t anthropomorphize the cats any more than needed, and the story touches on both the comic and the tragic aspects of the housecat’s life.

My own cat serves as a benevolent despot, as well.

Before I was a cat owner I thought this story was overly cutesy. I like it better now.

love how neil shows that even animals have the ability to reshape the universe of sandman by their drams and also found the story cool for ineil was having morpheus working to change a few things to help his kingdom get back to normal

This was the slightly sad issue when they detail the main cat’s owner drowning her kittens, yeah? A fantastic issue and I agree with Eldric IV- that’s a great panel withonly the eyes and teeth visible!

Amazing work by Gaiman.

This one and the Emperor Norton story are my two favorites. And I’d suggest Emperor Norton for a cool moment or two as well.

Amazing work by Kelley Jones too. I like his style on capes and tights books, but his work here is uncanny.

For some reason this makes me want some moments from Shade. (The Milligan run)

I think Granny Weatherwax put it best: “If cats looked like frogs, we’d soon work out what nasty cruel little bastards they are.”

One of my favourite Sandamn issues. Also some of Jones’ best work (probably because he’s not drawing people a lot). Jones was one artist I couldn’t stand solely because he’s draw one amazing panel or issue and then 4 horrible ones and the lack of consistency was distracting. Calliope, a story int he same “arc” as this one was one of the worst Sandman stories, almost entirely because of the poor art.

This one and the Emperor Norton story are my two favorites. And I’d suggest Emperor Norton for a cool moment or two as well.

Those are my two favourites too. If you hate the Shakespear issues then I think we must be kindred spirits!

Vincent Paul Bartilucci

October 18, 2009 at 8:42 am

I’ll expect a scene between Destruction and Barnabus soon, shall I?

After all there’s a whole lot of ‘dog people’ like me in the audience who recognize the inherrent superiority of the canine to the feline.

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