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Sandman: Overture (GN)

Neil Gaiman J. H. Williams, III



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28 November 2016
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Series: Sandman
Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman's legendary series is back--now in paperback for the first time ever!

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.

Collects SANDMAN- OVERTURE #1-6.
By:   Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams, III
Imprint:   vertigo
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 257mm,  Width: 169mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   426g
ISBN:   9781401265199
ISBN 10:   1401265197
Series:   Sandman
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   28 November 2016
Recommended Age:   From 16 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neil Gaiman is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of the Newbery Medal-winning <i>The Graveyard Book</i> and <i>Coraline</i>, the basis for the hit movie. His other books include <i>Anansi Boys</i>, <i>Neverwhere</i>, <i>American Gods</i> and <i>Stardust</i> (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) and the short story collections <i>M Is for Magic</i> and <i>Smoke and Mirrors</i>. He is also the author of <i>The Wolves in the Walls</i> and <i>The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish</i>, both written for children, as well as the creator of the most critically acclaimed comic series of all-time, The Sandman. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

Reviews for Sandman: Overture (GN)

Gaiman revisits Morpheus's universe with warmth and renewed delight --Washington Post Gorgeous. --The New York Times Expansive and atmospheric, jammed with brainy, contemplative moments and dry humor.... Gaiman's vivid, wild imagination is grounded in Williams' and Stewart's beautiful, captivating artwork.... Sandman fans will surely be elated not only by the return to the story but also by the stunning, gorgeous artwork, which outshines the original. --- --Booklist Dream is a long way from his realm, but for me reading this comic feels exactly like coming home. --The Guardian Sandman: Overture may go down as one of the best-drawn chapters in Sandman's already legendary run. --Newsarama Gaiman's lush world is only made all-the-more incredible thanks to its visuals --Nerdist

  • Winner of Hugo Award: Best Graphic Story 2016
  • Winner of Hugo Award: Best Graphic Story 2016.

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