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Hello,

About 8 years ago I started reading a comic called Sandman and in there I remember there is a child named Will something who was obsessed with death. I cannot remember any other information other than there is a dark child named Will who lived in a family and liked to eat raw steak. I want to find this specific Sandman book again but don’t know where to start. I do know that this is not William Baker from the Spiderman series. This Sandman book was really really big. Do you know what I was reading? I read through the first Neil Gaiman Preludes and Nocturnes and didn't find the Will character in there.

Thanks so much!

Sasa

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Hi Sasa,

I have only read the first Sandman collection myself, so I can't give you a clear answer. Since it's a highly acclaimed comic book, I'd suggest that you eventually buy and read the whole thing - that way you are sure to find the character you are looking for, and get some quality entertainment at the same time! There are ten collections in all (originally having come out in 75 issues), so the series is not all that big.

But to try to answer your question, I tried looking for Sandman info online. There is a large fan base for this book, so there is quite a bit of resources to be found. For instance, here is a list of all the characters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Sandman_characters

Here is a study guide:

http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-the-sandman/

On this page (follow the links at the bottom), there are summaries of every single chapter:

http://www.arschkrebs.de/sandman/

Try checking out those links, and you may find what you're looking for!

Finally, you could buy The Sandman Compendium, which is rather cheap, and has lots of info:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sandman-Companion-Hy-Bender/dp/1563894653

Hope you find the character!
- Tue Sorensen

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I can answer questions about the *contents* of most superhero and sci-fi comics (and also fantasy/sword'n'sorcery like Elfquest and Conan the Barbarian) and also about the writers and artists, but not about the *condition* of your comics (i.e. I will not grade your comics or evaluate their value). I am very knowledgable about American comics in general, esp. Marvel, but also DC and indies. I cannot answer questions about Japanese manga comics, which I know very little about. The majority of my expertise spans from comics published between 1960 and 2000, but if you have questions about before or after those dates, I probably know enough to find the info you need.

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I was an avid comic book collector from the early 1980s to around 2000 (and have still been buying little bits and pieces thereafter), and I still have my collection of 18,000+ comics, incl. some European ones (I hail from Denmark). I have been an active participant in comics fandom; I have written about comics in fanzines, APAzines, magazines and letter columns, and worked briefly in a comic shop (would love to have done that as a career, but here in Denmark we only have a couple of shops, so that opportunity is hard to come by). I have also attempted to write scripts for comics based on my own ideas - projects which I'm still working on.

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I have studied Biology, English and history at university level.

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