If you’ve spent much time in your local comic book shop this month (or certainly if you’ve visited us here at VertigoComics.com), then you’ve likely heard a lot about The Sandman. Debuting in 1988, The Sandman is Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking fantasy comic that for 75 issues and 25 years has drawn critical acclaim and new comic book readers, while influencing an entire generation of comic book writers and artists. By all measurements and standards, it’s a must-read. Especially with the debut of the eagerly awaited The Sandman: Overture #1 just a few days away.
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.
From start to finish, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is a reading experience unlike any other. Of course, if you’ve never actually read the series from start to finish, you might want to consider picking up The Sandman Omnibus, a handsome new two-volume set that collects the original comic in its entirety. The first volume covers issues #1-37 and The Sandman Special #1, and it’s available now.
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.
Hello, DCComics.com and VertigoComics.com readers! Today’s edition of “5.2 Reasons” is so huge that we’re publishing it on both websites. Why? Well, in case you didn’t know, we’re currently in the midst of celebrating The Sandman on VertigoComics.com with a month-long promotion called “25 Days of Sandman,” and frankly, we wanted in on that bad boy.
When it comes to defying expectations, look no further than Vertigo.
A mature readers imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo has long upheld a standard of mind-bendingly awesome storytelling with such award-winning classics like V for Vendetta, Hellblazer, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, Neil Gaiman's Sandman (all of which easily rank as some of our favorite comic series of all time), and so much more.
This Fall DC Entertainment will be publishing VERTIGO ESSENTIALS, reprints of the first issues of some Vertigo’s most celebrated titles beginning with THE SANDMAN #1 and V FOR VENDETTA #1 in October.
Published as flip books, these promotionally priced, oversized issues will feature two covers—one showcasing the comic series and the other spotlighting a stunning all-new image by artist Ryan Sook, debuting in the gallery above!
This year, DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine will be taking Comic-Con programming by storm with well over a dozen distinctly exciting panel presentations. That's a lot to stay on top of, and even if you're at the show, chances are you're not going to catch them all. But never fear, we'll be bringing the panels to you as part of our Con Away From Con coverage, right here on DCComics.com.
Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond!
Saturday July 20, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm (Room 6DE)
Bestselling author will revisit groundbreaking comic book series in October with new story
This October, author Neil Gaiman returns to the realm of the Endless for an eagerly anticipated tale that will bring readers back to one of the most critically-acclaimed comic book series ever. THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will unite Gaiman with visionary artist J.H. Williams III and reveal a previously untold story in THE SANDMAN mythos. The announcement was made today by Shelly Bond, Executive Editor of Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment.