As you know by now, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 arrives this Wednesday, October 30th. This incredible first issue is wrapped in gorgeous covers:
The A cover by series artist J.H. Williams III
The B cover by original series cover artist Dave McKean
The silver variant cover of the B cover
The black and white variant cover with red jewel with art by J.H. Williams III
The combo pack cover variant of the A cover
And the CBLDF variant cover with art by Jim Lee
See them in the gallery above. Which issue(s) are you going to pick up?
Morpheus’ first appearance in THE SANDMAN #1 was that of an exhausted man, caught in a magical circle. The year was 1916. In trying to capture Death, Roderick Burgess performed a ritual and chanted in the darkness “Coin and Song, Knife and Stick… Claw and Name, Blood and Feather,” capturing none other than: The Dream King.
But how did Morpheus - one of the most powerful of The Endless - come to be so weak, so broken, that he succumbed to a spell and was held captive for 70 years?
Earlier this month we gave you an early look at our upcoming The Sandman: Overture Statue as part of Vertigo’s “25 Days of Sandman.” Produced by DC Collectibles and due in 2014, the statue is based off of the art of J.H. Williams III and is sculpted by Dave Cortes.
It’s no secret that among many other things, “DC All Access” co-host Tiffany Smith is a really big fan of The Sandman. Knowing this, we thought it would be fun to invite Tiffany to contribute to 25 Days of Sandman. We gave her a blank slate, encouraging her to write about whatever part of The Sandman canon she would like.
In less than two weeks, legendary writer Neil Gaiman returns to THE SANDMAN, the series that changed the landscape of modern comics twenty-five years ago.
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 is the first chapter of a 6-issue limited, bimonthly series that explores (amongst much more) just what happened to Morpheus before he was captured in THE SANDMAN #1. Illustrated by J.H. Williams III, this highly anticipated inaugural issue lands in stores on October 30.
Welcome back to the 25 Days of Sandman! Today many of the artists who worked on THE SANDMAN reflect on their favorite memory working on this literary masterpiece. From endless nights of work to the use of the low-tech communication available at the time, these stories show the humor, the joy they experienced, and the admiration they all have for each other.
We’ll see you back here tomorrow with more from your favorite SANDMAN artists!
Yesterday, some of the artists who worked on THE SANDMAN shared their first memory of THE SANDMAN. In today’s installment of the 25 Days of Sandman we asked the artists to share their favorite panel from this monumental series and to describe what it means to them. Some chose their own art while others spoke reverently of their peers.
Take a look at the gallery above and match the artwork with the description from the artist.
Remember the first time you entered the world of The Endless? Whether you were there from the beginning with THE SANDMAN #1 or you joined at some point in the last twenty-five years, every fan can recall their first memory of THE SANDMAN.
With this installment of the 25 Days of Sandman, we asked many of the artists that have helped bring Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN to life to share their first memories on the job.
Do you know a Little Delirium or a Little Destruction? If so, it’s time to break out THE LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK and DELIRIUM’S PARTY: A Little Endless Storybook by Jill Thompson.
Multiple Eisner award-winning writer/artist Jill Thompson’s all ages storybooks feature the diminutive versions of The Endless, (siblings Delirium, Despair, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Destiny and Death) from Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN mythos. Each is brought to life through her fanciful prose and vibrant watercolors.