Now that the new Sandman Universe has been announced, DC Comics has a closer look at the upcoming titles, including some incredible new artwork…
First, a word from Neil Gaiman about the project:
In case you missed out on the specifics of the four new series, here is the breakdown:
- House of Whispers, written by Nalo Hopkinson; a series that will “explore how the voodoo deity Erzulie ended up in the Dreaming with her titular house. It might have something to do with a comatose woman named Latoya, whose girlfriend and sisters used the Book of Whispers to try and heal her. Now out of her coma, Latoya is suffering from the Cotard’s Delusion belief that she’s already dead, and is transmitting her belief to others, catalyzing them to become guardians of the gap that has opened in the Dreaming.”
- Books of Magic, written by Kat Howard; a “follow up on Gaiman’s 1990 miniseries of the same name and explore Timothy Hunter’s magical education as he’s torn between two powerful destinies.”
- The Dreaming, written by Si Spurrier; a series following “The Sandman supporting characters like Lucien the librarian and Matthew the Raven as they navigate a Dreaming without Dream.”
- Lucifer, written by Dan Watters; “which finds the titular devil blind and destitute, trapped living in a small boarding house in a quiet town where no one can ever leave.”
This will all begin with the one-shot story mentioned in the video—plotted by Gaiman but written by Hopkinson, Howard, Spurrier, and Watters—which will give readers a glimpse of the new state of things:
The most salient fact is that Dream has now gone missing, leaving chaos in his wake. Other important developments include the opening of a rift between worlds, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Dream’s official librarian Lucien is still in charge of all the books that were dreamed and never written, but now, one of those books has wound up in the waking world, to be discovered by a group of children.
Entertainment Weekly previously shared the covers for each of the Sandman Universe titles, and DC and Vertigo have also revealed stunning new artwork for the series.
Have a peek at Reiko Murakami’s rendition of Daniel:
And another of Daniel-Dream and Matthew from Tiffany Turrill:
Then enjoy the many faces of Eve from Jana Heidersdorf:
And, of course, it wouldn’t feel like Sandman without a glimpse of the Corinthian from Rovina Cai:
We can’t wait to get our hands on some new Sandman comics! Who are you most excited to see again?