“The Sandman” is like “The Wire” of graphic novels. Both are usually touted as the greatest in their particular mediums. Luckily, one of the two is about to make its return.
Yes, “The Sandman” is back. Author Neil Gaiman will be pairing up with artist J.H. Williams III (of “Batwoman” fame) for a limited run on DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Gaiman made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, during the Vertigo panel.
Appearing via video, the critically acclaimed writer stated: “When I finished writing ‘The Sandman,’ there was one tale still untold. The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in ‘The Sandman No. 1,’ and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war.”
“Sandman” fans have a lot to be excited about. Unlike the Alan Moore-less “Before Watchmen” series, Neil Gaiman will be fully involved with the project. Not to mention that it will also feature the artwork of J.H. Williams, who has been making waves in the comic world as of late. In an interview with USA Today, the artist stated: “I’m definitely of the right mindset to push the boundaries of what might be expected of visual storytelling.”
You can watch Neil Gaiman’s full video announcement below.