*DC: Normally Quirky Corner is reserved for the more outlandish and esoteric sectors of our beloved hobby, the titles or characters of which one says; “I can’t believe they did that!”. In this case, it’s a little different. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, by its eighth issue in August 1989, was already making waves around comics critics, but interest piqued when #8 introduced the sister of the hero, Morpheus, a.k.a. Dream of the Endless. Death, in the form of a chirpy goth maiden with far too much eyeshadow, introduced a much-needed humourous note into the series, and became a star of her own mini-series in due course. This particular version of #8, however, suffered from a rather peculiar printing error, in which editorial and advertising matter was transposed from other publications. The story pages are all present and in the right order, so the important content is unaffected, but for some reason this misprint, of which there are only approximately 600 copies known, has caught the collector’s eye, and is going for insane prices on the American collectors’ market, where slabbed NM copies have sold for as high as $1300+. This VF+ pence copy is a tough one to value, but we believe our asking price of £500 represents a good investment potential and compares very favourably with recorded sales of this esoteric oddity.