It’s been nearly 25 years since Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series was first released. Thousands of fans were (and continue to be) captivated by the epic tale of tragic hero Morpheus, the Dreaming, and the Endless. The series ended in 1996 and plans for a movie were scrapped, and fans assumed that it was finished for good.
Neil Gaiman announced in a video played at Comic-Con yesterday that he’s returning to The Sandman series that made him famous with a new miniseries.
The series will act as a prequel to the original Sandman series, and explain the backstory of Morpheus. It will explain how Morpheus came to be imprisoned by an occultist, and will chronicle the events leading up to the first issue of Sandman.
“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 No 1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war,” Gaiman explained in his announcement.
The series will be illustrated by JH Williams and released by Vertigo in 2013 to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary.
Are you so incredibly stoked? I’m so incredibly stoked.