Neil Gaiman Announces Return to Sandman Series
New Story Coming in 2013
In a surprise announcement at this year's Comic-Con legendary comic book writer Neil Gaiman revealed that he would be returning to The Sandman, one of the most acclaimed and groundbreaking series in the genre.
Gaiman, who ended his story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams 10 years ago, said that there was room for one more tale, of "what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in The Sandman #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war. It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman's 20th anniversary... but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman's 25th anniversary year coming up, I'm delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told."
With illustration duties left to JH Williams III, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio said in a statement that "as accomplished as Neil Gaiman is in other media—whether it be novels, film and even music—he still has an incredible passion and love for comics. It’s exciting to have him back. J.H. Williams will be the perfect complement to Neil’s writing. He has a history of creating art that pushes the boundaries of the medium."
Each issue of The Sandman mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally with its first title announced at a later date. You can watch the special video announcement by Gaiman below.
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