The artwork on this issue is nothing short of phenomenal. I had a hard time picking which pages to offer up as samples because the two-page spreads are so gorgeous I felt guilty breaking them apart. Praise be to J. H. Williams III and Dave Stewart for a splendid job!
As for the script, there is little I can say that will be a revelation. Fans of Neil Gaiman's previous work will love it, as I do. And those who haven't read The Sandman are advised to read the original series first, despite this tale being a prequel of sorts.