The sixth collection of issues in the DC Comics series, The Sandman, is Fables & Reflections (1993). It was written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Bryan Talbot, Stan Woch, P. Craig Russell, Shawn McManus, John Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson, Kent Williams, Mark Buckingham, Vince Locke and D... ick Giordano, colored by Danny Vozzo and Lovern Kindzierski/Digital Chameleon, and written by Todd Klein. Gene Wolfe wrote the introduction
The collection was first published in 1991, 1992 and 1993. In 1993, the collection first appeared in paperback and hardback.
The book contains four tales under the "Distant Mirrors" banner, containing Issue #29 "Thermidor," #30 "August," #31 "Three September and a January" and #50 "Ramadan." Three of the issues that make up the "Distant Mirrors" group were published between the story arcs "Season of Mists" and "A Game of You." The last, "Ramadan," was written at the same time, but DC published it as Issue #50, following the "Brief Lives" arc due to art delays.
Three other issues that appear in Fables & Reflections, published as the "arc" story of Convergence, are also short stories of a single issue. Between the story arcs of "A Game of You" and "Brief Lives," "Convergence" appeared. It includes Issues #38 "The Hunt," #39 "Soft Places" and #40 "The Rooks Parliament"
The collection also includes the "The Song of Orpheus" Sandman Special, retelling Orpheus' Greek myth, and a short piece from a promotional comic by Vertigo.READ MORE