In Review: The Dreaming: Waking Hours (2020-2021) #6

As life gets back to something almost like normal for Lindy, sorceress Heather After finds herself plunged into a waking nightmare of her own!
The Dreaming

Synopsis: This month on The Dreaming. As life gets back to something almost like normal for Lindy, sorceress Heather After finds herself plunged into a waking nightmare of her own! The cruel creature known as Puck is stalking her, and no being she could possibly summon can protect her from his wrath!


The Story

Having gotten back to the real world. Lindy finds that her experiences in the dream world have helped further her career. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out so well for everybody. Ruin now finds himself in need of a roommate. While sorceress Heather After finds herself paying a very heavy price for actions she took while trying to help Ruin. To begin with, Puck is seeking payment for Heather After’s summoning. The cost is a slow and bloody death. It seems that Heather After will need help from her mentor if she has any chance of surviving.


The Artwork

Javier Rodriguez provides some fantastic panels on this issue. In particular, the panels that take place in the nightclub where Puck comes after Heather are perhaps the most dramatic. I loved the close up of Heather’s eye toward the close of the book where she is looking to summon a protector.



I really appreciate the fact that writer G. Willow Wilson has chosen to focus on Heather After for this storyline. She was one of the standout characters of the recent story arc involving Ruin and Lindy. But she also had unfinished business with Puck. Which is rightly getting addressed now.

Overall. This is a brilliant opening to a new story arc on The Dreaming, which picks up on a loose thread leftover from the last arc. I look forward to reading the next issue to see how all of this is going to pan out. Especially given the inclusion of a certain John Constantine in the final few pages. Will we see him fly to America to help save Heather After. Or will she have done enough on her own to allow her to fend off Puck?


You can pick up a digital copy of this issue as well as back issues from ComiXology.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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