Hazel is a minor character who appears in the main Sandman story arc as well as several of the spin-offs.
A Game of YouEdit
Hazel McNamara first appeared in the Sandman story arc, A Game of You. At the time, Hazel was a New York-based chef. She was introduced to Foxglove by her brother, Johnny, and fell in love at first sight.
The two women were new residents in the apartment building where Barbie resided.
Death: The High Cost of LivingEdit
Hazel's next appearance was in the Sandman mini-series, Death:The High Cost of Living.
Foxglove had started to write music after the events in A Game of You. It was during one of Foxglove's gigs when a pregant Hazel first encountered the girl "Didi", who was there with 16 year old Sexton Furnival who was instrumental in getting a record company executive toseriously consider Foxglove, foreshadowing the events in Death: The Time of Your Life.
Death: The Time of Your LifeEdit
Hazel's third appearance was in the next Sandman spin-off comic, Death: The Time of Your Life, which picks up on the events in the previous mini-series.
In this story, Hazel and her partner, Foxglove have moved to Los Angeles so Foxglove can pursue her music career. Hazel gives birth to a boy, Alvie, just as Foxglove's career takes off. While Foxglove is away, Alviefalls from a second floor balcony. In desperation, Hazel makes a deal with Death - she will go with Death after one year if Death allows Alvie to live.
Around this time, Foxglove is beginning to believe that she doesn't love Hazel anymore. She soon proves herself wrong when she travels to Death's realm and offers herself in place of Hazel. Foxglove's bodyguard soon settles the issue.