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!
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.
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.
This week, at the San Diego Comic Con, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will once again hold its auction of original art to raise funds for the organization. Major Spoilers’ favorite Francesco Francavilla has two pieces in this year’s auction, and they are both worth bidding on.
This week we return to the classics – comic book characters beating the crap out of one another.
Who would win a fight between Sandman and Clayface?
Clayface is an alias used by several DC Comics fictional characters, most of them possessing claylike bodies and shape-shifting abilities. All of them have been enemies of Batman.
Sandman (William Baker, a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand, he eventually reformed, and became an ally of Spider-Man.
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.
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at the third Sandman Absolute edition from DC Comics.
The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format.
ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including “Brief Lives,” in which the Sandman’s sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus.
Also included is the spectacular short story “Ramadan,” a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).
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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.
Francesco Francavilla is a brilliant artist. Simply brilliant. Look at his take on The Sandman, and let your jaw drop in awe and wonder at this wonderful work.
In this issue: Kull, Black Cat, and Klingon top the news, while comic book database software and Marvel titles are talked up in this week’s reviews. The Major Spoilers Crew heft the might tome of Absolute Sandman Volume 1 and tell you all about it.
Show Notes after the Jump!