As written by Neil Gaiman, a series of Comic books or Graphic novels. The Sandman comics are a series of stories about concepts and metaphors in human form. The hero, Morpheus is Dream; throughout the story, more and more mythical entities are introduced to the reader, some of them Dream's brothers and sisters, the Endless.
The Sandman Series comprises:
- Preludes and Nocturnes
- The Doll's House
- Dream Country
- Season of Mists
- A Game Of You
- Brief Lives
- Fables and Reflections
- World's End
- The Kindly Ones
- The Wake
These are joined by two more books:
- Midnight Days -- A compilation of older works of Neil Gaiman, one featuring a Sandman story
- The Dream Hunters -- A sandman story which was inspired by japanese storytelling.
There are also lots of spin-offs, like The Dreaming, a series set in the world of the Sandman, The Books of Magic, and various mini series, all published in D.C. comics' line for mature readers, Vertigo.
Also a popular character in children's stories as one who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto the sleeping.