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SDCC 2012: Neil Gaiman Announces His Return to SANDMAN

In a surprise announcement at San Diego, the return of the acclaimed series is about to begin.

When it comes to acclaimed comics, SANDMAN is at the top. When Neil Gaiman decided to end the successful series, DC/Vertigo let him do it. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Vertigo and Neil Gaiman, via video, surprised everyone by announcing the return of the series. To add to it, J.H. Williams III will be joining him.

After nearly ten years, Gaiman is ready to continue to tell the story he believes still needs to be told.

When I finished writing THE SANDMAN, there was one tale still untold. The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in THE SANDMAN #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war. It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman's 20th anniversary... but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman's 25th anniversary year coming up, I'm delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told.

You can read more on DC's blog. Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally. The title will be announced at a later date.

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Posted by doordoor123

This is the best news that will come out of SDCC. Super excited for this. If only this wasn't the only thing he was writing. But still, its NEIL F'N GAIMAN!

Posted by longbowhunter

Yeah Buddy! I am all over this!!!

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Posted by Icarusflies

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!

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Edited by Nuec_Sol

Did not see this coming, but I am already really looking forward to this.

Posted by The_Tree

Awesome! I'm so glad that they actually got Gaiman to come back.

Posted by Billy Batson

Milk that cow, Neil.
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Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Wait did I read that wrong? Is this really going to be released digitally only?....

Posted by Billy Batson

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Wait did I read that wrong? Is this really going to be released digitally only?....

Well...

Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally. The title will be announced at a later date.

Doesn't really say ONLY.
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Posted by Morpheus_
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
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Posted by lykopis

This is fantastic news - and surprising.

Edited by doordoor123

Alex Ross needs to come back next.

2012 = Watchmen, 2013 = Sandman, 2014 = Starman?

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

@Billy Batson said:

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Wait did I read that wrong? Is this really going to be released digitally only?....

Well...

Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally. The title will be announced at a later date.

Doesn't really say ONLY.
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I'm not saying I wouldn't read it by any means. I was ecstatic when II saw this post. It would just be weird.

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Posted by the_fallen11

Sweet zombie Jesus bi$@h-tits! This is big!

Posted by Billy Batson

@Glitch_Spawn said:

@Billy Batson said:

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Wait did I read that wrong? Is this really going to be released digitally only?....

Well...

Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally. The title will be announced at a later date.

Doesn't really say ONLY.
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I'm not saying I wouldn't read it by any means. I was ecstatic when II saw this post. It would just be weird.

I doubt that it would be just digital only. It being the Sandman and Neil Gaiman after all.
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Posted by Mercy_

:O

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Posted by Glitch_Spawn

@Mercy_:

Is what I said
Posted by Billy Batson

I wonder how long of mini it would be? 3 or 5 issues? Or more?
Personally would like to see Gaiman writing outside of his comfort zone.
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Posted by fables87

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES...and one more YES!

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@Morpheus_ said:

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

:O

Seems cool though.

Posted by Delphic

Posted by davidearlhutchinson

Now all they need to do is bring back LUCIFER!!!!

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Sold. The one new series I'm only doing in 2013 will be this (hopefully)

Posted by Tinkerbell123

I CAN'T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Posted by Billy Batson

Apparently it's going to be six issues long.
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Posted by Mokey

AW YEAH!

Posted by Suprman

Yes! I approve of this.

Posted by doordoor123

@davidearlhutchinson said:

Now all they need to do is bring back LUCIFER!!!!

I'm pretty sure he is in Demon Knights right now. Unless you mean the book.

Posted by Saren

Written by Gaiman and drawn by Williams?

You can have all my money.

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Posted by lifeboy
I like what you just said! But the ted knight or starman #2 version:)

@doordoor123:

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

I don't think I've ever seen such universally unanimous positivity in response to comic news.

Posted by sj_esposito

Incredible news. I'm very, very excited by this!

Posted by zombietag

im just glad gaiman is writing comics!

Posted by Alcar_Vanwaar

@Icarusflies said:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!

Posted by lifeboy
You are awesome on so many levels!

@Delphic:

Posted by The Poet

cool

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Posted by fanged_wolf

*high pitched girly scream* OMFG YES!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Skaddix

Well I guess we got the big surprise of SDCC out of the way.

Posted by moywar700

sweet mother of god

Posted by The_Thornes_RockyX

No way is this some kind of dream!!!!! I must be its the the sandman series! Ahhhhhhh I mean I f'ing love this guy I can't wait oh please don't let this be to good to be true!!!!!!

Posted by JamDamage

I don't even read Sandman but this might easily be the biggest news to come out of Comic-con this year.

Posted by Brazen_Intellect

Now this is a pleasant surprise for once, a new comic I must add to my pull list

Posted by TDK_1997

Only great news.

Posted by noj

Ive never read Sandman but based on all the awestruck reactions and near unanimous praise I will have to give it a shot. Even if I dont Ill still probably pick this up to see how it turns out

Posted by EdwardWindsor

this is going instantly on my pull list.

Posted by Deadcool

Neil Gaiman is the nicest person in comics, I love him...

Posted by Shadoestar

Time to party like it's 1994!

Posted by Rumble Man

Nerdgazmed all over thelaptop

Posted by zackattack529

what i wanna know is this going to be a completely all new story or would i have to have read the other sandman issues?

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