Finally re-collected in its entirety is the first graphic novel from writer
Matt Wagner's acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman,
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE! In this noir detective tale of intrigue, bigotry and
incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman to
put and end to crime and corruption in 1930s New York. Donning a gas mask,
fedora, business suit and cape, Dodds goes after the worst criminals the city
has to offer, including the Tarantula, a brutal kidnapper who is mercilessly
preying upon the women of high society and The Brute, a man whose gross sensual
appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth. These
critically acclaimed, award-winning tales are finally available again in SANDMAN
MYSTERY THEATRE BOOK 1. Collects issues #1-12.
Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over twenty years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first published work was a short story that would introduce one of comicdom's most respected creator-owned characters--the mastermind assassin, Grendel. Best known for this epic creation and his other, more personal, allegory, Mage, Matt has also worked on a variety of established characters. These include his groundbreaking work on the character of Batman villain Two-Face in the graphic novel FACES, as well as a five-year stint both developing and generating the stories for the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE. He also wrote the DR. MID-NITE miniseries for DC Comics and served as the regular cover artist on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.