Real Name:

Other aliases:

Grandmother Death, Teleute, Madame Mort


Mike Dringenberg, Neil Gaiman

First appearance:

Groups affiliation:

The Endless

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Death is a fictional character from the DC comic book series, The Sandman (1989–1996). The character first appeared in The Sandman vol. 2, #8 (August 1989), and was created by Neil Gaiman and Mike Dringenberg. In the stories, Death is both the end of life and a psychopomp. Like most anthropomorphic personifications of death, Death meets with the recently deceased and guides them into their new existence. However, unlike most personifications of death, she also visits people as they are born, according to Destruction in the Sandman Special: The Song of Orpheus. Evidently, only she seems to remember these encounters. In the special issue, it is also revealed that Death was known in Ancient Greece as Teleute. Physically, Death is also opposite to the traditional western culture personification of death (see Grim Reaper). In The Sandman, Death instead appears as an attractive, pale young goth woman dressed in casual clothes — often a black top and jeans. She also wears a silver ankh on a chain around her neck, and has a marking similar to the eye of Horus around her right eye. She is pleasant, down-to-earth, perky, and has been a nurturing figure for both incarnations of Dream. This irony has helped make Death one of the most popular characters from Sandman. Death was named the fifteenth greatest comic book character by Empire Magazine.

Cover Comic Title Publisher Year Language
the Sandman #6 (ITA) Planeta DeAgostini - Vertigo 2008 Italian
Attraverso Lo Specchio #10 Daim Press 1987 Italian
Nato Per Uccidere #158 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1999 Italian
Oltre La Morte #88 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1994 Italian
La Piccola Morte #170 Sergio Bonelli Editore 2000 Italian
Phoenix #123 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1996 Italian
Tre Per Zero #125 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1997 Italian
L'Incubo Dipinto #218 Sergio Bonelli Editore 2004 Italian
I Demoni #103 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1995 Italian
Un Colpo Di Sfortuna #174 Sergio Bonelli Editore 2001 Italian
Il Segreto Di Mordecai #190 Sergio Bonelli Editore 2002 Italian
Hook L'Implacabile #139 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1998 Italian
La Regina Delle Tenebre #53 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1991 Italian
Il Battito Del Tempo #154 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1999 Italian
Partita Con La Morte #66 Sergio Bonelli Editore 1992 Italian
Ascensore Per L'Inferno #250 Sergio Bonelli Editore 2007 Italian
Schicksalsschläge #22 Schwarzer Klecks 0 German
the Sandman #3 (ITA) Planeta DeAgostini - Vertigo 2007 Italian
Deathrace #35 Marvel Comics 1979 English
The War On The Edge Of Reality #85 Dc Comics 1980 English
The Avenging Grave #8 Dc Comics 1972 English
"How Strange My Destiny!" #10 Marvel Comics 1975 English
Preludes and Nocturnes Vertigo 2010 Unspecified
Preludes and Nocturnes [5th Printing]: 1-8 Vertigo 0 English
What if... The Avengers Lost the Evolutionary War #1 Marvel Comics 1989 English
The Sandman Overture: Chapter One #1 Vertigo Comics 0 English