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Neil Gaiman's offshoot three-issue mini-series, Death: The High Cost of Living with Dream's sister, Death in the lead role. Written by Neil Gaiman with art by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. It was the first stand-alone mini-series pulled from Sandman.


Didi is a a young Goth girl who believes that she is the personification of death - because she is. She is Death in mortal form. Death appears in mortal aspect once every 100 years in order to remain grounded and in touch with humanity, citing Sandman #21: "One day in every century, Death takes on mortal flesh, better to comprehend what the lives she takes must feel like, to taste the bitter tang of mortality."

Didi guides a suicidal young man, Sexton, on a path of self-discovery. Sexton learns that life is, and his wish to die fades as his love for the girl claiming to be Death grows.



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