Yesterday, literary icon Neil Gaiman arrived at Boston's WBUR studio.
That's right, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE commercial, featuring some of your favorite characters--Morpheus, Death and Merv Pumpkinhead--drawn by J.H. Williams, III, is currently running on cable channels and can also be seen on the Jumbotron in New York City's Times Square.
Check out some stills in the gallery above. Click here to see the full commercial with sound and watch the video footage from Times Square below!
If you haven't seen Neil Gaiman's most recent Tweet yet, behold, THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS SILVER EDITION.
This stunning commemorative set celebrates the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. This special slipcased edition collects the entire groundbreaking series in two deluxe hardcover volumes and includes a page personally signed by Neil Gaiman.
This week marked the launch of the highly anticipated new limited series THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by renowned fantasy writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams, III. If you haven't kept up with the press coverage, check out some of the hightlights below.
This morning, Neil Gaiman spoke with Steve Inskeep on NPR’s Morning Edition about the 25th Anniversary of The Sandman and the debut of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE. They discussed the ambitiousness of The Sandman series, the process of creating a comic book, whether Gaiman is the Sandman and more.
This morning, BUZZFEED posted the first five pages of the highly anticipated debut of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III.
Head on over to BUZZFEED to read it and get ready to pick up a copy of issue #1 when it lands in stores tomorrow or check it out digitally.
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?