Monday, October 16, 2023

Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #1

Taking place in 1940 before Wesley Dodds joined the Justice Society of America, Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #1 gives us a Dodds early in his career as the Sandman still struggling to find his place in the world. Haunted by nightmares he doesn't understand, Dodds' attempts to help the war effort by selling them on his non-lethal sleep gas lead nowhere. While he is able to put his talents to use taking down gangsters and muggers, he still has yet to find where he, and the Sandman, belong.

Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #1 works as a reintroduction to the character with a nice nod or two for longtime fans (such as Dodds meeting Rex Tyler at a party and his dream of the colorful clad group who will eventual become his teammates). Being rebuffed by the war department and having everything he owns literally go up in flames is an interesting start for the character. I am curious to see where he goes from here.

[DC, $3.99]

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