And this is one that I didn't really want to be late/skimpy or whatever on, because... damn. It's always stood out amongst the Sandman stuff as... well, horrific.
Johnny Carson, wow, that takes me back.
And it's so true-to-life, the "I'm not a racist/bigot/homophobe, but... these people are sick/unnatural/inferior/etc!" thing. It gets to the point where you almost admire the people who are straightforward about admitting what they are. Almost.
Also a good point about stories - the key to a happy ending is knowing when to stop. See also: one of the problems with many sequels, in books and movies.
"Away in a dream-world of his own." If only you knew...
And here we have one of the problems with setting something like this in a world like the regular DC Universe - if this is such a major major thing, and people are even talking about armageddon, where the hell *are* the superheroes? Geez.
As for the rest... damn. I don't even know what to say about it. Just... damn.