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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.


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?

Inspiration Behind THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE

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?

Which Character from THE SANDMAN Do You Most Associate With?

Welcome back to the 25 Days of Sandman! All week we’ve been sharing stories and moments from the artists that brought the world of The Endless to visual reality.

The final question we asked them was “Which Character from THE SANDMAN Do You Most Associate With?”

Check out what they have to say below. The answers are not all what you’d expect! Of course, Morpheus is the rock star of THE SANDMAN, but many other characters have seeped into the hearts of many.

Now we ask you, the fans, to share which character from The Sandman you most associate with in the comments below.


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