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Ten Moments that Mattered: The Sandman Returns

As the holidays arrive and the year comes to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at 2013 and commemorate some of the moments that really stood out in the world of DC Entertainment in a two-week series we’re calling “Ten Moments that Mattered.” Some of these moments were happy. Some were sad. They played out in the pages of our comics, on the big and small screen and in the halls of our office. However, all of them made a profound difference in the world of DC Comics and in the hearts and minds of our fans.

The Sandman: Overture - TV Spot

The first new Sandman story in 17 years, The Sandman: Overture is now available digitally or in print in comic shops worldwide.

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Neil Gaiman returns to Vertigo with THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE

Twenty-five years ago THE SANDMAN entered our dreams.

The New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman returns to the world of The Endless with a new story – THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, with the first installment of the six-issue series hitting stores and available digitally today. The comic marks Gaiman’s first Sandman story in 10 years.

Announcing The Sandman Digital Comic Sale

If you’ve spent much time in your local comic book shop this month (or certainly if you’ve visited us here at, 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.

Win the Full Sandman Omnibus

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.

5.2 Reasons We're Ready to Re-Enter the World of Sandman

Hello, and 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 with a month-long promotion called “25 Days of Sandman,” and frankly, we wanted in on that bad boy.

5.2 Reasons to Enter the World of Vertigo

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.

First Look at Ryan Sook’s Cover for VERTIGO ESSENTIALS!

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!


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