710ruxFRduLThe Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition
by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III
ISBN-13: 978-1401248963

Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in a deluxe edition. This volume collects Gaiman’s return to his signature character, which has been published as a comic book mini-series over roughly the last two years.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story.

From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.

Definitely not a “funnybook” for young children, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, is manna from Heaven for fans of Gaiman, who recently spoke at the West Virginia Book Festival. This is probably not the best starting point for readers who have yet to take in Gaiman’s magnum opus, but for folks who are already fans, it doesn’t get any better than this. The book has a list price of just under twenty-five dollars, but is easily found everywhere books and graphic novels are sold, usually at a discount.