The legendary graphic novel Sandman has found new life seventeen years after the last new issue was published. Neil Gaiman’s epic tale began in 1989, and last month saw the first issue of Sandman: Overture from Vertigo Comics. Fans of the original series are losing their marbles and new readers are drawn, curiosity building as they gain an introduction to the epic tale.
Few can forget the first time they sat down to read this dark adventure behind the scenes of our universe, and reality itself. It’s the rarest of stories, taking the art form to new heights, previously unimagined by the average reader.
The new tale is illustrated by the Eisner Award winning J.H. Williams III, and also includes variant covers by Dave McKean. McKean was responsible for the famously eerie collage covers for the original series. The first issue of Overture is available now, and it has been announced that the second issue will be delayed until February. Not to worry, there’s an omnibus that is limited to 500 copies and is signed by the author, perfect to get absolutely lost in.