SDCC 2012: Neil Gaiman Announces His Return to SANDMAN

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Posted by G-Man (34378 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#2 Posted by longbowhunter (7100 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah Buddy! I am all over this!!!

#3 Posted by Icarusflies (12503 posts) - - Show Bio

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!

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#4 Edited by Nuec_Sol (189 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by The_Tree (7483 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#6 Posted by Billy Batson (58030 posts) - - Show Bio

Milk that cow, Neil.
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#7 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by Billy Batson (58030 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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#9 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
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#10 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

This is fantastic news - and surprising.

#11 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross needs to come back next.

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

#12 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#13 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by the_fallen11 (636 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by Billy Batson (58030 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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#16 Posted by Mercy_ (92708 posts) - - Show Bio

:O

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#17 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_:

Is what I said
#19 Posted by Billy Batson (58030 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#20 Posted by fables87 (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#21 Edited by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

:O

Seems cool though.

#22 Posted by Delphic (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

#23 Posted by davidearlhutchinson (47 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#25 Posted by Tinkerbell123 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by Billy Batson (58030 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently it's going to be six issues long.
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#27 Posted by Mokey (188 posts) - - Show Bio

AW YEAH!

#28 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! I approve of this.

#29 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#30 Posted by Saren (25681 posts) - - Show Bio

Written by Gaiman and drawn by Williams?

You can have all my money.

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#31 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio
I like what you just said! But the ted knight or starman #2 version:)

@doordoor123:

#32 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (2242 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#33 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

im just glad gaiman is writing comics!

#35 Posted by Alcar_Vanwaar (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!

#36 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio
You are awesome on so many levels!

@Delphic:

#37 Posted by The Poet (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#38 Posted by fanged_wolf (31 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#39 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

sweet mother of god

#41 Posted by The_Thornes_RockyX (11 posts) - - Show Bio

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!!!!!!

#42 Posted by JamDamage (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

Only great news.

#45 Posted by noj (1084 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#46 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

this is going instantly on my pull list.

#47 Posted by Deadcool (6811 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#48 Posted by Shadoestar (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Time to party like it's 1994!

#49 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Nerdgazmed all over thelaptop

#50 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

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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