Neil Gaiman Returns to Sandman

Neil Gaiman Returns to Sandman

The Sandman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is coming back to his groundbreaking Sandman series for the first time in more than a decade.

Quite possibly my favorite comic series of all time is Neil Gaiman's Sandman, a magical, often moving tale of Morpheus and his brothers and sisters of The Endless, which in my obviously-biased opinion was nothing short of brilliant and spun the sorts of stories I only wish I could tell. It ended in 1996, and Gaiman's last Sandman-related work came in 2003, with The Sandman: Endless Nights graphic novel.

But he'll be returning to the series again in October for The Sandman: Overture, a brand-new tale that chronicles the life and world of Morpheus before his imprisonment at the hands of an occultist that launched the original series. The new series will be published bi-monthly on the Vertigo imprint, and will feature art by J.H. Williams III, with cover art split between Williams and original Sandman cover artist Dave McKean.

"This is the one story that we never got to tell," Gaiman told The New York Times. "In Sandman number one, Morpheus is captured somehow. Later on in the series, you learn he was returning from somewhere far, far away - but we never got to the story of what he was doing and what had happened. This is our chance to tell that story, and J.H. Williams III is drawing it. It's the most beautiful thing in the world."

More information about the new Sandman story will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con, where Gaiman, Willians, McKean and original Sandman artist Sam Kieth will appear as part of a panel marking Vertigo's 25th anniversary. The first issue of The Sandman: Overture hits the shelves on October 30.

Source: Vertigo Comics

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Huh, I remember this being announced a while back but I don't realise that it was still a few months away.

Yea I remember this from a while ago.

But still good to know it's only a little ways away!!

Also I didn't know about the Endless Nights, I thought the most recent "Sandman" thing was that story put out about 9-11.

I remember watching a video of him saying he was gonna return to the series.

Still, we have a date and I'm so excited for this.

Fucking love Sandman. :D

Got all 5 volumes of Sandman. Y'know, the ones where only 500 of each were made?

Yeah, gloating over.

This is great news. Looking forward to it.

Me55enger:
Got all 5 volumes of Sandman. Y'know, the ones where only 500 of each were made?

Yeah, gloating over.

Gloating Match? I have Sandman Number 1 signed... By Dave McKean the cover artist >.<

I have most of the series in floppy and only just started Mystery Theatre (late, i know). This'll be pretty cool, I hope McKean does covers again but bloody hell i know it'll cost the Earth! >:o

Dat Cover Art.
I might just have been compelled to start buying this comic regardless of what it is, JUST by that cover art.

This just reminds me that I need to finish the initial run of Sandman. So far, so very good.

I remember this announcement. Good on you, Neil. We'll be waiting for ya.

OH SHIT! So...where can I buy Comics now? I NEED THIS!

So I suppose that means there's not much chance of him taking over as head writer for Doctor Who, then...pity. His writing for the show has been great.

...I've heard of the Sandman series, but I didn't know Gaiman wrote it. Guess I'll have to check the comics out some time.

Buy them when they come out or wait for the collection? Probably go with the latter.

I'll wait for the inevitable collection, but this is splendid news indeed. Sandman is one of the most breathtaking graphic novel series I've ever read, and the prospect of another quality entry from Gaiman himself is enough to make me giddy. :D

 

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