"Originally published in single magazine form in the Sandman 8 and 20 ; Death: the high cost of living 1-3 ; Death talks about life ; a death gallery 1 ; The Sandman: a gallery of dreams 1 ; the Endless gallery 1 ; Death: the time of your life 1-3 ; Vertigo: Winter's edge 2, 9-11: the world's finest comic book writers & artists tell stories to remember and The Sandman: endless nights".
The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death. In the second story, a rising star of the music world wrestles with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into the realm of Death that Death herself should make an appearance. A practical, honest, and intelligent story that illuminates "the miracle of death."