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To commemorate the recent defeat of an extremist, intolerant French politician, here's a story featuring an earlier such figure. Warning for gore.

8 pages of 24 from The Sandman #29 (August 1991). Story by Neil Gaiman, pencils by Stan Woch, inks by Dick Giordano.

It's July, 1794 (Thermidor, Year II in the Revolutionary calendar) and Lady Johanna Constantine is in Paris on a mission from Dream of the Endless. The object: to rescue the stolen, still-living head of Dream's son, Orpheus, and return him to his caretakers in Greece. Despite her disguise as a simple country woman, Johanna is discovered and imprisoned by order of Maximilien Robespierre, ringleader of the post-Revolution Reign of Terror.

The Sandman visits Johanna in a dream and reiterates that he can't intervene personally in order to save his son and her. (Why he claims he can't is a long story.)

The next day Robespierre, having dreamt of Orpheus's hiding place--a pile of severed heads in the dungeon--has Johanna pick him out.

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