(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Various. As the story begins* an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape* Dream* also known as Morpheus* goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey* Morpheus encounters Lucifer* John Constantine* and an all-powerful madman. Book One collects The Sandman #1-20.