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Looking forward to the launch of Vertigo’s THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN by the legendary Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE AND ROCKETS) and Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER)? If you can’t wait until the official release of the first issue on October 14 (and we don’t blame you!), fans can read an exclusive black and white preview of the first issue on September 30.

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What happens when Morpheus meets his dad?  Matthew and Stephen try to make sense of it all in this review of The Sandman: Overture #4.

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Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland think they’ve returned to St. Hilarions to protect Crystal Palace, but she may turn out to be the person helping them.

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What might an average fellow do with infinity?  Would immortality turn out to be nothing but endless boredom and interminable suffering? Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!

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Neil Gaiman has returned to the fictional world that made him famous, with an untold tale of Morpheus from before Sandman #1 that promises to reveal secrets about the original series that have lain only in Neil’s mind for more than two decades. What led Morpheus down the path towards the fate we know? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!

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Or – “An Issue That Always Brings A Tear To My Eye…” Back in the early 1970s, Joe Simon (creator of Captain America, among other credits) returned to DC Comics to create the bizarre tale of the first teenage president of the United States of America.  Twenty years later, Neil Gaiman took that concept to its logical conclusions, and created one of the most touching tales of the modern era.  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!

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Last San Diego Comic Con Neil Gaiman announced he would be returning to the world of Sandman and this year he is talking more Sandman with J.H. Williams III.

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Probably one of the best epic-level comics of all time, Sandman has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands.  The Niel Gaiman series ended some time ago, but now the scribe is coming back to tell more tales set in the Sandman universe. UPDATE: Complete press release, and cover image now available.

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Today is one of those days were one might expect all manner of horrific art to appear in the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day.  Instead, we turn to Peter Krause who offers up this wonderful piece featuring the Golden Age Sandman.

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This week on the show: The crew discuss everything from giant lizards, Perry White, Charlie Sheen, and Morpheous. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp332.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!

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Or – “She Doesn’t Even HAVE A Brush…” Back in the long-lost late 80’s, Alan Moore was the vanguard of a British invasion in comic books, which eventually led to the creation of an entire imprint at DC.  The Vertigo characters initially existed in the mainstream DCU, but at some point, it was decided that their world was an entire separate reality.  Occasionally, we have seen some crossover, but mostly their realities have remained distinct of one another, which is why my interest was piqued by the solicits for this issue.  I haven’t been following the adventures of Lex Luthor closely,

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is being adapted for a television series.  At the moment Warner Bros. is nailing down the rights with its own DC Entertainment (I know, right?) in order to bring the idea to the small screen.  A few months ago, Sandman was looking like it mind land at HBO, but now that WBTV is involved, who knows where it could end up.  I think the subject matter is going to be a little hard to swallow on the CW, but perhaps WB’s involvement will find it back at Home Box Office. via

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Or – “Poochie Is Proactive.  He’s In Your  FACE.  He Doesn’t Just Get Busy; He Gets “Biz-zay”!”   Back in the day, my friend Karl and I used to say that there’s a fine line between “high concept” and “dumb joke.”  Any idea, story, or setup can be boiled down to a three-sentence marketing pitch (“How ’bout this:  Snakes.  On a PLANE!”) but the real test is in what you DO with your concepts once that pitch has been approved.  A prime example would be Howard The Duck: “Outsider trapped in a world he never made” created great satire and deep emotions when

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Joe Quinones has a bunch of variant covers coming up for the Amazing Spider-Man series from Marvel. All are awesome, but I particularly like his take on Sandman.

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