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The Sandman

  1. The Sandman, in folklore, is a figure who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto sleeping children.
  2. The Sandman, in comic books, refers to several different fictional characters:
    1. The Sandman is Wesley Dodds, a 1940s DC Comics superhero whose costume is a business suit and gas mask (and later purple-and-gold tights) and is a member of the Justice Society of America.
    2. The Sandman is a Marvel Comics supervillain who can transform his body into sand, and is an enemy of Spider-Man.
    3. The Sandman is a 1970s DC Comics superhero created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. He lives in the Dream Dimension and protects children in their dreams.
    4. The Sandman is the king of dreams and one of The Endless, in the series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series became a pop culture phenomenon in the 1990s.
  3. A Sandman in the film Logan's Run is an enforcer who chases down people attempting to escape from mandatory euthanasia at age 30. The title character is a sandman.
  4. "Enter Sandman" is a song by Metallica from their album Metallica (1991).