"World's End": At the World's End Inn, the assembled demand to know of the innkeeper what the nature of the place is. She explains that it is merely a place between worlds. It is not a dream, nor a real place. They have all come there because there has been some massive event, resulting in a rea
Sandman (Volume 2) #56 is an issue of the series Sandman (Volume 2) with a cover date of December, 1993.
Synopsis for "World's End"
At the World's End Inn, the assembled demand to know of the innkeeper what the nature of the place is. She explains that it is merely a place between worlds. It is not a dream, nor a real place. They have all come there because there has been some massive event, resulting in a reality storm.
Thinking back on their stories, Charlene Mooney complains that all of the stories that were told were stories of men for men, in which women played small roles. When challenged to tell her own tale, she comments that her life has been a shambles lately, and she feels she has no story of her own - at least not one worth telling. Depressed, she storms off.
Soon, someone calls everyone to the window to see something interesting going on. Beyond the storm, they all see the images of giants in procession across a starry plane. First, a tall man with a book, then pallbearers, and then grievers. At the end of the funeral procession are two women. One makes shuffling steps and appears confused. The other seems profoundly sad. Brant Tucker thinks that she appears very familiar, and instantly falls in love with her. She makes eye contact with him briefly before the procession disappears. With the end of the procession comes the end of the storm.
Each of the patrons of the Inn takes their leave, however, Charlene chooses to stay behind, earning her keep by working at the Inn. She kisses Brant on the cheek as he returns to earth.
Brant finds himself in the parking lot of a McDonalds in what he remembers as Charlene's car. However, he finds the license and registration to be in his own name. It is as though Charlene never existed.
Appearing in "World's End"
- Brant Tucker
- Charlene Mooney
- Mervyn Pumpkinhead
- Queen Titania
- World's End