Neil Gaiman returns to the stories that made him a comics icon and helped make Vertigo a prestige destination for comics creators around the world this August, and it feels like he never left.
The Sandman Universe #1 takes us back into the realm of the Dreaming, where Daniel, the most recent Dream of the Endless, has gone missing. Gaiman laid out the story for this one-shot, and left it to the ongoing creative teams of the four spin-off books to weave his threads together for their stories. Those books and creative teams, all working on this issue, are:
- The Dreaming by Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Suicide Squad) and Bilquis Evely (Wonder Womanand an amazing Shaftbook with Power Man/Iron Fist‘s David Walker that you should find). This series deals with the fallout of the missing Daniel and checks back in with Matthew the Raven, Lucien, Cain, Abel and Nuala.
- The House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson (Sister Mine, The New Girl’s Arms) and Domo Stanton (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur). The House of Whispers appears with the House of Secrets and the House of Mysteries after a group of women capture the voodoo goddess Erzulie and crash their home into the Dreaming.
- Lucifer by Dan Watters (Limbo) and Max and Sebastian Fiumara (Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows) about…well Lucifer, to be frank. If that’s not enough, describing it as “Lucifer gets stuck in his own personal hell”…actually probably might grab you.
- And Books of Magic from Kat Howard (Roses and Rot) and Tom Fowler (Quantum & Woody, the second best Legion of Super-Heroespitch I’ve ever heard) that follows up on the classic Sandman spinoff and checks back in with Tim Murphy.
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