"Sleep of Reason": 1997

Quote1 Think you can make it through today without creating an international incident? Quote2
Wesley Dodds

Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason #1 is an issue of the series Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2007.

Appearing in "Sleep of Reason"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Masad (a terrorist)

Other Characters:

  • Devon (an army Master Sergeant)
  • MacGilveray (a soldier) (Only appearance; dies)



  • Gas mask
  • Gas gun


Synopsis for "Sleep of Reason"

Wesley Dodds and his life-mate Dian Belmont are touring Afghanistan. While perusing the overly crowded streets, several terrorists attack them and kidnap Dian.

The Present
Embedded reporter Kieran Marshall accompanies a squad of American army personnel under the command of Master Sergeant Devon. While taking pictures of the war-torn countryside, he finds himself exposed to a firefight between American soldiers and Afghani rebels. One of the soldiers, MacGilveray, is killed during the attack.

After the fighting settles down, Kieran reveals that he is trying to score an interview with an Afghani leader named Masad. Networking through a civilian shield, Kieran finally meets with Masad, but the terrorist leader captures him, declaring that he will use him as bait to lure American soldiers into a trap. He also plans to force Kieran to film the soldiers' executions.

As predicted, Master Sergeant Devon and his men raid Masad's location. A firefight breaks out, and during the melee, Kieran finds an antique gas gun. A strange power appears to take control of him, and he leaps to Devon's aid.


  • Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason is a five-issue limited series published under DC's Vertigo imprint.
  • The Sandman appears as Wesley Dodds only in this issue.


  • No trivia.

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