Fans of Neil Gaiman‘s work on ‘The Sandman‘ have always been wanting more and now DC Vertigo has officially launched the “Sandman Universe” which brings new creators to The Dreaming. We’ve known this first book was coming for months now and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘The Sandman’ it has been released to kick off four new titles.
Gaiman is overseeing the new comics which are being released but just like the one-shot, he isn’t writing them.
This comic is set to launch four titles, and each is reflected within. They are:
• House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson and artist Dominike Stanton follows a lesbian couple and their sisters who accidentally conjure a voodoo goddess and come crashing into The Dreaming where they join The House of Mystery and The House of Secrets, run by respective Sandman characters Cain and Abel.
• The Books of Magic by Kat Howard and artist Tom Fowler is less connected to Sandman lore but continues the adventures of young magician Timothy Hunter, a character introduced in Gaiman’s The Books of Magic, who may end up as the world’s greatest hero, or its greatest villain.
• Lucifer by Dan Watters and artists Max and Sebastian Fiumara centers on the titular Morningstar, trapped in the body of an old man and searching for the mother of his son while a dying cop hunts him down.
• The final series, The Dreaming, by Si Spurrier and artist Bilquis Evely, is the most closely related to The Sandman and follows several of its supporting characters. Matthew the Raven, Lucien, Naula, and the new and mysterious, Dora, search for Daniel, the current Lord of Dreams, after he leaves The Dreaming and his kingdom falls into ruin.
I’m not going to lie, as a massive fan of Si Spurrier’s work it is his set of stories that I am most interested in. While a fan, it isn’t just because of Spurrier that I am most excited about this one but also due to it having the most ties to the original series.
We’ve got some preview pages from the one-shot to share with you today as well:
Are you excited to see how the “Sandman Universe” evolves with new writers helping on these titles? Which of the original works are you most excited to explore? Do you think that all of these tales will be able to capture the magic which Neil Gaiman created years ago? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter