I doubt we'll get any done-in-ones during this six-issue mini-series, but so long as the narrative is strong, I'm happy. This first issue sees Morpheus, aka Dream of the Endless, realise that something is very wrong, but he can't put his finger on what. His sister Death knows, and tells another sibling, Destiny - that Dream has died. She's taken him.
It's also great to see Death again, her persona a combination of dourness and delight, her garb early 20th century chic. Artist JH Williams does a superb job with her.
My favourite image shows Dream flying down to his castle, a vertiginous fantasy beautifully coloured by Dave Stewart.
And while reunions can disappoint, I thoroughly enjoyed this second debut. It's Gaiman having fun on familiar ground, and Williams showing off to good effect. If you're thinking of buying this, though, I strongly suggest getting it physically if at all possible - the eye-catching spread designs aren't conducive to guided view reading, especially that massive gatefold. Or better still, close your eyes and dream this comic ...