on... That issue of
The Sandman set in the French Revolution- It's been ages since I read
it, but isn't Robespierre trying to get his hands on the living immortal
head of Orpheus so as to destroy it? The reason being because he
doesn't believe in gods and mythological beings and thinks all notion of
them should be scrubbed from history? So WHY is he chasing something he
doesn't believe in in the first place?
OK, so he's not
exactly the most balanced of people, but he strikes me as an
evidence-driven, accept the facts kinda guy. And, though he hasn't seen
the thing at the start of the comic, he already perceives it as a threat
to the revolution- one far more dangerous than that of a simple ancient
antiquity (which French museums and collections were and are full of
and all of which Robbo is conspicuously NOT chasing down).
Surely his acceptance of a talking demi-god fizzog would negate his Dawkins-meets-Stalin-at-an-angeldust-sniffing-party outlook on life before the story even begins?
If I ever meet Neil Gaiman I'm gonna bore him shitless with this one...