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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.

Covering THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1

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.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES Reveals Jim Lee’s Variant Cover for THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1

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.

My Favorite Remembrance of THE SANDMAN

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!

My Favorite Panel of THE SANDMAN

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.

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