"Sandman" by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III

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  1. WompuM Esquire

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    This is the exact opposite feeling I had when learning about Before Watchment. Williams is the absolute perfect pic for this series. I cannot wait.

    Will it be only Morpheus or Daniel too? Who cares. It's ****ing Gaiman wiriting Sandman.
     
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  2. Karem-Knight Registered

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    GOD DAMMIT YES!!!!! This just came out of the blue but I'm so excited; I truly am.
     
  3. WompuM Esquire

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    I hope Dave McKean does some cover work. It's not truly Sandman without that.
     
  4. Sawyer High King

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    Never having read the series before, I've been looking for a reason to. Vertigo just gave me one. :up:
     
  5. Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Heh, Before Sandman.
     
  6. WompuM Esquire

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    You could read volumes I, IV, and IX of the trade paperbacks and have a pretty complete understanding of Morpheus' story. The rest are filler, but hot damn they are fantastic filler.
     
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    then revealed that Gaiman is paired with artist, JH Williams III

    ^ My heart needs to relax right now.
     
  9. WompuM Esquire

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    I know man. Can you even imagine the freaky ass panel layouts Williams will bust out for this?
     
  10. Cain Gentlebane

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    This is a series that was well enough left alone and one of my favorite pieces of storytelling in any media. At the same time at least Gaiman is writing it. I know I'll eventually check it out cause new Sandman by Gaiman is too hard to pass up especially with that artist on deck. Really didn't expect this news at all today. Interesting surprise.
     
  11. WompuM Esquire

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    See, I felt Watchman was left well enough alone because it was a single, contained story. Sandman, though, was an ongoing book, and even when it ended, characters such as Daniel, Death, and the Halls were still operating in the larger DCU, so the book on Sandman was never shut as it was with Watchmen. Plus, this has the original author returning as opposed to having several other people try and find Gaiman's voice. Plus, it sounds like he's had this idea in his head for a while, from all the way back to issue 8 or even issue 1.
     
  12. Spade Seeking new challengers

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    This is a great surprise.

    Seriously, I can't think of a negative to this. Gaiman's back to Sandman! Sweet.
     
  13. Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    Very exciting news. And yes, I feel much more positive about this than Before Watchmen because it is being done with not just the original writer's approval, but their actual involvement. Add onto that the pairing with an artist as amazing as JH Williams III, and this is must-read stuff for me.

    I only got as far as Volume 4 in my reading of The Sandman, with 4 - Season of Mists - being the best of the bunch I'd read up until that point. Now seems like the perfect cue to finally get round to picking the series back up with A Game of You.
     
  14. WompuM Esquire

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    Man, it only gets better. Volumes 9 and 10 especially pack a pretty good emotional punch.
     
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    /\ Got to agree with Womp here, The Kindly Ones and The Wake are superbly done, but Breif Lives is also such a great tale with Dream and Delirum taking a road trip (of sorts) together. But the ending is one of the saddest in comics (along with The Kindly Ones).

    Of course, it's Sandman- all of it is amazing. Speaking of which did anyone here read Endless Nights? Or the two Death graphic novels? I've read The High Cost of Living but haven't been able to get my hands on Time of Your Life.
     
  16. WompuM Esquire

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    I've really been wanting to read Sandman Midnight Theater (I think that's what it's called) where Morpheus meets Wesley Dodds, but have no idea where to find.
     
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    Yeah, it sounds like a great idea- need to find it as well. At first I didn't like the idea of Sandman in the larger DC Universe. Preludes and Noctirunes is my least favorite volume, but it's still a great read and has the first Death appearance. But I changed my mind as I went though the volumes it showed that instead of Sandman being limited by the DCU, Sandman actually adds so much more to the Universe while still being it's own thing. Mainly due to the nature of the Endless. Endless Nights really sealed that thought for me though.

    (Don't read if you haven't read Endless Nights, it'll ruin one of the best things ever)

    It was during the Dream story that takes place thousands of years in the past, The Endless gather with various Gods and personifications of the Solar Systems of the Universe.

    With Dream dating an ancestor of the Oans, Dream talking with our Sun (Sol) and while talking to him, promises to make the people of Earth capable of great storytelling and inspiration. And Despair talking with Rao about the possibility of destroying one planet with one lone survivor to live a life of despair and hopelessness, only to become Superman- a symbol of hope.

    Stuff like that is just filled with awesomeness. :woot:
     
  18. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    This sounds great. My sister got me into reading Gaiman and I've read alot of his stuff since. I love American Gods and Sandman. Hearing that we'll finally find out what the story behind the start of Sandman is great.
     
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    Great news indeed, i would like Neil Gaiman to return to an ongoing book too, but i doubt that'll happen again.
     
  20. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Looking forward to this. I'm a little disappointed that Gaiman's not doing something with Daniel, but other than that this sounds great.
     
  21. WompuM Esquire

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    You never know. Daniel could show up. Anyone could show up.
     
  22. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I guess. But the story's clearly centered on Morpheus. I vaguely remember Gaiman saying something about how he only installed Daniel as Dream to signify that Morpheus' story was over and he never really planned to do anything with Daniel as a character; rather, he wanted to leave him a blank slate for anyone else to pick up and use later on. Or something like that. So I guess he's just sticking to that.
     
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  24. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    And one year later to the day :p
     
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    Jesus how did this take so ****ing long? I mean I'm glad they took their time but christ.
     

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