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The Sandman: Overture #1

by on 20 November 2013
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I finally got a hold of a copy of The Sandman: Overture #1, a continuation by the excellent Neil Gaiman of his earlier comic book series The Sandman. I am quite excited about this new series, since the original Sandman series ended in 1996. (I was three years old, and hadn't even moved to the States. I wouldn't encounter The Sandman, or anything else by Gaiman, for another fifteen years or so.)

As for the issue itself, it's a good start. I eagerly anticipate the next issue (in... January, I understand). The art is lovely, the cover is classic, and the ending left me with my jaw hanging slightly slack. I want---no, need---that last fold-out as a poster.

I am going to have to say, though, don't try to read Overture until you've read the original Sandman series1. You'll be super-confused; the new series basically assumes that you've read the original, despite being a prequel.

The only thing I'm sad about is that as a prequel, it's the first Corinthian who shows up. The first Corinthian is super creepy and unpleasant, and was one of my least favourite characters. (My brain spent most of that storyline just yelling.) The second Corinthian is also super creepy, but is a pretty chill dude, and was one of my favourite characters.

Right, that's all I have to say for now. Cheers.

  1. Please note that it is a comic targeted at older audiences and therefore is sometimes not suitable for the younger set. Go read something else: it'll still be waiting for you in a few years.