Monday, January 08, 2018

Today in Comics History, January 8, 1880: Emperor Norton has fallen and he can't get up

from The Sandman (1989 series) #31 (DC, October 1991), script by Neil Gaiman, pencils and inks by Shawn McManus, colors by Daniel Vozzo, letters by Todd Klein

I think that the following page-and-a-bit is my favorite single scene of them all from Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

Where have you gone, Emperor Norton?

Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

from "Sure as Shootin'" in Desperado #4 (Lev Gleason, October 1948); text, pencils, and inks by Claude Moore


Dave said...

So, the implication here is that Norton will remain deluded in the afterlife throughout eternity?

Bully said...

Who's more deluded, the deluded man or the man geez, I was goin' somewhere with this.