DC’s Vertigo Reveals Neil Gaiman’s Return to Sandman

Posted by at 10:41 am on July 1, 2013

SandmanThis October, author Neil Gaiman returns to the realm of the Endless. THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will unite Gaiman with artist J.H. Williams III and reveal a previously untold story in THE SANDMAN mythos. The announcement was made by Shelly Bond, Executive Editor of Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment.

The story will explore Morpheus’ world before he was captured, which is bound to captivate the hearts and imaginations of the most loyal fans and new readers alike. Brought to life by renowned artist J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 will be an over sized issue and will showcase his talent with an interior gate fold.

“This is the one story that we never got to tell,” Gaiman told The New York Times today. “In SANDMAN #1 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.”

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will be published bi-monthly with issue #1 arriving on October 30th, 2013. Each issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature stunning covers by Williams and original series cover artist Dave McKean and will be published on the same day digitally.

Also bi-monthly and alternating with the main OVERTURE series, Vertigo will publish THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE Special Edition. These deluxe issues will include original scripts by Gaiman, additional concept art and sketches by Williams, Q&As with the creative team and more, starting in November.

More details about the series – including artwork – will be revealed at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

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