Review: The Sandman: Overture #1

Review: The Sandman: Overture #1


Article by: Leen Isabel

New York Times Best Selling author, Neil Gaiman, returns to The Sandman with a new six-issue series, The Sandman: Overture.

The long awaited return of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has come and you'll be pleased to know that longtime fans will not be disappointed. This is the first comic in a 6-issue series which will tell the tale of the Dream King's origins.

Review: The Sandman: Overture #1

In London, Dream waits to meet with a devilish creature of his own making. The Corinthian arrives and declares his intention to continue killing mortals while eating their eyes. The Sandman, unable to tolerate Corinthian's unwillingness to follow the rules, tells him that he will uncreate him. However, the meeting is cut short when Dream feels a pull and is physically whisked away halfway across the universe for an unknown purpose...

From whimsical, colorful moments of Dream traveling through space to the chilling view of the world through the Corinthian's fang filled eyes, you'll find that the artwork blends seamlessly with Neil Gaiman's voice. The pièce de résistance of this issue is a fantastic four-page gatefold featuring a wonderfully illustrated, awe-inspiring surprise.

Review: The Sandman: Overture #1

Other Endless siblings that make an appearance in #1 are Destiny and Death. Many familiar faces show up which will give fans of the series something to feel nostalgic over. The characters are introduced well so as to give new readers a good place to begin their journey into this universe.

“People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1,” Gaiman said. “And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I’ve kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five.” (Vertigo Comics)

Be sure to keep a look out for alternate covers by Dave McKean. Longtime collaborator with Gaiman, they have worked together on books such as Black Orchid and Coraline. McKean is also responsible for the covers of the older Sandman issues and books.

Review: The Sandman: Overture #1

The Sandman: Overture #1
Written by: Neil Gaiman
Art by: J.H. Williams, III
Cover by: J.H. Williams, III Dave McKean
Variant Cover by: J.H. Williams, III Dave McKean
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 36
U.S. Price: 4.99
On Sale Date: Oct 30 2013

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