Thirty years after first publishing The Sandman, writer Neil Gaiman is breathing life into the character once again. The DC Comics superhero has popped up here and there over the years, but he is now being revived in a new way for its 30th anniversary with Gaiman launching the Sandman Universe line of four new comic series.
The series revolved around Dream, the aptly named personification of dreams and followed his adventures as he battled against gods, monsters, and humans while attempting to better understand himself. It ran for eight years and one of its issues which reworked Shakespeare’s A Midnightsummer’s Dream even became the first comic to win the World Fantasy Award, proving that the medium could be taken seriously as pieces of literature.
The project is set to begin in August with the release of The Sandman Universe one-shot special whose intention is to catch fans up with what the character has been doing since we saw him last.
Gaiman will be the overseer for the production of the new stories while they will be written and drawn by new teams. The comics will pick up on various themes from previous issues as well as add new characters and concepts to its lineup. Gaiman’s reveal video can be seen below and his full interview with EW can be read here.
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