Illuminated Manuscripts: The Sandman Overture (1 of 6)


I’ve been meaning to review Sandman: Overture, the highly-anticipated prequel to Neil Gaiman’s original magnum opus, for more than a month now, but seeing how the second issue of the series has been delayed by two months now, I can afford to be a little easier on myself. If Neil Gaiman can make mistakes, so can I! [Warning: Here be spoilers.]

The original 75 issue, 10 volume limited series of Sandman is a masterwork, one of many gems of illustrated storytelling/mythmaking produced by DC imprint Vertigo Comics during the early to mid-90’s. Few contemporary comics rival Sandman in either its ambitions or its achievements.

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