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The Sandman: Overture #2 - Chapter Two Review


The story continues. Be prepared for an incredible trip of pure storytelling.

The Good

After five months, SANDMAN OVERTURE is back. It's obvious that SANDMAN fans have been eagerly waiting for this issue.

Neil Gaiman writes a thing of beauty. This is a comic you have to absolutely read. It's a trippy ride but you'll immediately get pulled into the story and feel like you're with old friends once again.

Seeing Dream trying to get to the bottom of the current...situation is fascinating. It feels like it's been so long since we've been able to see him in action. Yeah, it has been but this is a case where you really feel the time that has passed. Dream's presence here commands respect on each page and it's a glorious sight.

Speaking of sights, man oh man, you have to see J.H. Williams III's art here. Each page has such an epic feel to it. Dave Stewart's colors will blow you away. The look of this comic will amaze you and make you wonder why we can't have more comics like this.

The Bad

Obviously the delay is a bit of a problem. These things happen and we still ended up with an amazing comic. It just does interrupt the momentum of the story. But I did give the first issue another read through right before reading this.

If you haven't been reading SANDMAN, this may not be the best place to start.

The Verdict

We've had to wait a bit since the last issue but once you start reading, you just might find yourself willing to overlook the wait. It's hard to say what's more beautiful here between Neil Gaiman's writing, J.H. Williams III's art, and Dave Stewart's colors. It all goes together so wonderfully. It's been hard waiting but this is definitely a comic worth waiting for. We should all be happy a comic like this can be made.

13 Comments Refresh
Posted by Samuel_Simmons

#3 won't come out until at least July. DC lied big time saying this was a bimonthly comic.

Posted by Larcheese

@samuel_simmons: Actually issue 3 is currently set to come out next month according to Vertigo's site. After that it will probably go back to being bimonthly.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Trade paper back

Posted by Samuel_Simmons

@larcheese Sorry I meant #4, although I can guarantee that 3 will not come out next month.

Edited by longbowhunter

I loved the first issue, but delays are a bitch. I'm trade waiting from here on out.

Edited by TheUnN4med

I don't care about the dealy. This is an amazing comic. I love Neil Gaiman's work, and Williams III art, so I'm loving this series. The delay is only a small price to pay for such and amazing comic.

Posted by consafo80

I heard its going to be quarterly now. But I'll wait as long as it takes for art this good.

Posted by fables87

How many issues are there total?

Posted by scouts1998

@fables87: 6 issues

If i end up picking this up i will pick up the Mckean cover

Posted by munkieKONG

I'll take a delay for quality any day. Perhaps others could learn this as well....? Yeah right....

Edited by SavageDragon

This was amazing to behold. Seriously.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

this creative team might make the world explode on account of too much genius

Edited by impossibilly

I loved the first issue, but because of these delays, I'm going to wait until the entire series is released before buying and reading the rest of it.