Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" to receive new 30th anniversary collections beginning this fall
By all accounts, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is one of the greatest comic book series ever published. Equal parts literary adventure, supernatural horror, and intimate character study, the series set a precedent for the capabilities of mature storytelling in the comics medium. The tragic tale of Morpheus, the King of Dreams wove in storytelling elements ranging from folklore to Shakespearean texts, and was instrumental in the launching of DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
With the series reaching its 30th anniversary this year, DC and Vertigo will begin releasing new editions of previously collected volumes this fall. Beginning with the inaugural arc Preludes and Nocturnes, the re-release of the series in trade paperback format also coincides with the launch of Neil Gaiman's line of The Sandman Universe titles.
DC VERTIGO ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS OF THE SANDMAN
DC Vertigo continues its celebration of THE SANDMAN’s 30th anniversary with brand-new collected editions of Neil Gaiman’s seminal story. Following the announcement of a new Gaiman-curated imprint called the Sandman Universe, launching this August, Gaiman’s original series will be rereleased monthly beginning in October.
The anniversary editions will include special introductions from legendary creators including best-selling authors Patrick Rothfuss, Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer/producer Paul Dini, author/comedian/actor Patton Oswalt and more. Each collection will also feature new, original covers from the original SANDMAN cover artist, Dave McKean.
Gaiman’s new imprint will launch on August 8, 2018 with THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, followed by four new and exciting titles: THE DREAMING, HOUSE OF WHISPERS, LUCIFER and BOOKS OF MAGIC. For those who want to discover the origins of these new stories, they can start at the beginning with these anniversary editions.
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition will hit comic shops on October 24 and other retailers on October 30.