With Sandman Overture #1, writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III accomplish in a single issue what decades of recommendations from goth-y friends couldn't; they convinced me to go back to the beginning and dive into Gaiman's much-loved Sandman mythology. The new series is a six-part prequel to the original comic, and for once the interior art is as good as the covers. Interesting layouts, lush with detail, and an assured sense of pacing make this a must read for comic fans.
(Posted on 11/8/13)
The comics event of the year is here. Gaiman masterfully returns to the character that made him famous with a prequel that explains how Morphius came to be captured. And while it's great to see a comics master return to one of his best creations, it's even better when he's aided by some of the best artwork series has ever seen (by J.H. Williams). This series will run bi-monthly - so 2014 will be a well-paced Year of the Sandman. (Posted on 11/1/13)