In the comics he was called Sexton Furnival; and that Death, or Didi as she calls herself in her mortal form, has snagged the interest of one famous young actress in particular. The Death hunt is done, if the deal works out, and soon she’ll be named.
Hear this tragic tale: a sleeping family, a talented murderer, and an adventurous toddler—orphaned, but not assassinated. Small and alone, by accident and luck he escapes the scene of the crime and climbs a grassy hill to safety. At the top of the hill the boy finds a fence, and on the other side, a dark, quiet place.
While we eagerly await the second issue of Neil Gaiman’s return to “The Sandman” series, DC Collectibles and Bloody-disgusting are proud to reveal the 11.25” tall “Overture” Dream statues, sculpted by Dave Cortes. There are two versions of the statue, the regular edition, and the Limited Edition Patina Statue, of which only 100 will be manufactured, each including a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Neil Gaiman.
Both “The Sandman: Overture” statues are slated for a September 2014 release, so keep your open, and, until then, sweet dreams. READ MORE
With two appealing protagonists, “Dead Boy Detectives” #3 strikes the right balance between charming and frightening at the same time. After being introduced in the pages of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” the dead boys make their own mark with a new supernatural adventure. More alive in death, the boys are about to discover that there is nothing good about going back home. READ MORE
December has just about reached completion, which means it’s time to take a look back at the best this year had to offer in comic book cover art. If there was ever an industry where judging a book by its cover was considered perfectly acceptable and often times encouraged, it’s most definitely this one (though still unfortunate). After meticulously perusing through an obscene amount of solicitations, from a multitude of publishing companies, over these past 12 months, I’ve managed to compile my Top 10 List of the Best Comic Book Covers of 2013. What are yours? READ MORE
After finally resolving some long-running legal disputes, the series that some deem the best superhero comic ever written is getting a reprint from Marvel comics. The “Mircaleman” series in question was written by Alan Moore (who is credited only as “The Original Writer”) and was later taken over by Neil Gaiman among others..
Marvel will be re-releasing the series beginning in 2014 as a way to lead into a new series from Gaiman himself. Below, you can take your first peek at the remastered version of issue #1, which hits shops in January. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This second installment is all about comics and books. From graphic novel box sets, to standalone comics to actual novels. There’s something for every horror-giver and recipient alike. Some of this stuff is on the expensive side and some of it is dirt cheap, and it’s all just a click away from being at your doorstep (and in someone’s stocking). You can also check out yesterday’s FILMS & TV LIST.
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Lonmonster did 99% of the work for this so ALL of the credit goes to him unless otherwise noted. READ MORE
Neil Gaiman fans were treated to his long awaited return to The Sandman in October with “Sandman Overture” #1, which received glowing critical reception. Initially, the book was scheduled to have a new issue released every two months, with a special edition of the previous month’s issue coming out in between those months.
Unfortunately, those expecting another instalment before the New Year will be disappointed as “Sandman Overture” #2 has been delayed until February. Yikes. Who is going to fill my dreams now? READ MORE
A triumph of ambitious storytelling and majestic artwork, “The Sandman: Overture” #1 is required reading for comic book fans everywhere. The illustrations are something from another world as each panel captures the rhythm of such poetic writing. For its 25th anniversary, the critically acclaimed “Sandman” series is back with a vengeance, twisting reader’s expectations about what comics should be. Gaiman and Williams III are a dream team. READ MORE
With the return of the Dreaming in “The Sandman: Overture,” this is a great opportunity to look back at how this critically acclaimed series took the comic book industry by storm. Integrating horror, dark fantasy, and all sorts of mythology, each unique tale of the Lord of Dreams defied reader’s expectations about what a comic should be. Since its arrival in 1989, “The Sandman” series became a masterpiece, ranking up there with classics like Alan Moore’s “The Watchmen” and Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns. So let’s take a nostalgic trip into the dream world before “Overture” hits shops tomorrow. READ MORE
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Gaiman’s award-winning series and the upcoming release of “The Sandman: Overture” (holy shit, it’s tomorrow), ComiXology is having a huge sale. You can snatch up the entire 75-issue epic for 99¢ each issue! Plus, save on more fan-favorite mini-series and one-shots like “Death: The High Cost of Living”. The sale ends on November 4th. Sweet dreams… READ MORE
The Bloody Comics Crew is happy to kick off our first ever Question of the Week. It’s a simple concept. I ask the comics writing staff one question every week, and they offer their answers. Of course, we want to hear your thoughts in the comments section as well.
This week’s question: Which Comic Do You Really Want To See Adapted As TV series Or Film? READ MORE
The wait is finally over, and it only took 20 years. Marvel announced over the weekend that they will be re-printing the classic “Miracleman” series (also known as Marvelman), which has gone through a complicated history of legal ownership. Although the press release has no mention of Alan Moore, they do take a little stab at “Watchmen”, and we know they will be reprinting the run in its entirety, starting with the Warrior Magazine stuff.
Marvel also announced that Neil Gaiman, along with Mark Buckingham, will be delivering all-new issues. Get pumped, this is going to be big. READ MORE
Aware of our readers’ interest in comic book art, be it modern or vintage, minimalistic or elaborate, Bloody-Disgusting is excited to launch a new art column entitled, Visions Of Horror. With weekly commentary on the best horror artists and artwork the comics industry has to offer by BD writer Farah Al-Hakkak (ShadowJayd) and Lonnie Nadler (Lonmonster), this column will showcase specific pieces of work that made an impact on the comics industry. The reality is that comic book art is still largely under appreciated and we’re here to show just how important it is. In our effort to meet the various needs of our diversified and well-cultured readers, we hope Visions Of Horror encourages community engagement and proves to be a welcomed new addition to Bloody-Disgusting’s Comics section.
This week features the illustrious Dave McKean, and his ground-breaking, gorgeous, and haunting mixed media model, which he built to create the cover for Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” #1 (1989). Without further ado, hit the jump for our first of many Friday art columns. READ MORE
Anyone who reads comics is stoked about Neil Gaiman’s return to the industry with “The Sandman: Overture”, the first issue of which drops on October 30th. In the November solicitations, Vertigo lists a Special Editing printing of issue #1 that will include interviews and a look at J.H. Williams III’s artwork for the series. The word balloons will also be translucent so you can see the artwork in all its glory.
If you haven’t read “The Sandman” volumes 1 through 10 yet, do it. Do it. Right now. READ MORE
During the Vertigo Comics panel, they ran the following video of Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III discussing their upcoming work together on “Sandman Overture”, which is set to hit shops in October. This is easily the most anticipated comic of the year (for me at least), and Neil Gaiman really, really wants you to like it. READ MORE
Dynamite is on fire this year at SDCC! The publisher is teaming up with legend Alice Cooper to bring a series of comics starring the rock star himself. No news yet as to who will be writing or drawing the series, but it is set to debut in 2014.
You may also remember “The Last Temptation” comic book that was released in conjunction with Cooper’s album of the same name. It was written by none other than Neil Gaiman, and Dynamite is also planning to release a fully-remastered Deluxe Edition printing. READ MORE
You don’t even have to wait for Comic-con International for the announcement from Vertigo because they just sent out a load of details for six new titles coming this fall to accompany “The Sandman: Overture”, as well as the return of Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire”. The six new titles are as follows: “Hinterkind”, “The Discipline”, “Dead Boy Detectives”, “Suiciders”, “Coffin Hill”, and “The Witching Hour” one-shot. The most intriguing of the titles seems to be “Suiciders”, as it marks Lee Bermejo’s first solo series. After his work on “Batman: Noel” and his artwork for books like “Joker”, I can’t wait to see what this guy does with a little breathing room. Check out all details and promo art below. READ MORE
According to The New York Times, the six-issue “Sandman: Overture” series will be joined this fall by five other brand new titles, including: “Hinterkind” by Ian Edginton, “The Discipline” by Peter Milligan, and “The Dead Boy Detectives”. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, Vertigo is rebuilding from the ground up. READ MORE
Since the announcement last year at Comic Con International, fans have been eagerly awaiting details for Neil Gaiman’s new “Sandman” series. DC Entertainment has just announced that the series will officially be titled “Sandman: Overture”.
Set for release just in time for Halloween on October 30th, the story will explore Morpheus’ world before he was captured, bringing us all the way back to the beginning of the mythology. DC also announced that the first issue will be oversized, so you can bask in J.H. Williams III’s incredible artwork. The book is slated for bi-monthly releases, alternating with Special Edition releases of the issues that will include original scripts, concept art, sketch work, interviews, and more. Check out all the details below. READ MORE
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Vertigo’s “Sandman” comic series. We also expect some announcements about the release of “Sandman Zero” (or whatever it will be called) at SDCC this year. But, until then, you can enjoy this cover by Dave McKean San Diego Comic Con 2013 souvenir book. READ MORE
With the release of Neil Gaiman’s new novel last week, “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane”, his name has been in the media more than usual. Sequart, in conjunction with Respect! Films, have announced that Gaiman will be the next subject in their next comic-book related documentary. The doc will follow Gaiman’s career all the way from his first ventures in publishing to his present day success.
Sequart’s past work includes Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, both of which are worth a watch for any comic fanatic. Check out the little teaser for the Neil Gaiman documentary below. READ MORE
Neil Gaiman just released his new novel, “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane”, earlier this month. In celebration of Gaiman’s career, Gaiman’s proud hometown of Portsmouth has decided to name a lane after the title of the new book. Although Gaiman now lives in America, he was born in Portsmouth and he tells that the town holds some fond memories for him (see below).
Neil Gaiman will be giving a talk at Portsmouth Guildhall on August 18th. READ MORE
Entertainment Weekly has a look at the new design for Angela, by way of Joe Quesada. A few months back we announced that Neilg Gaiman finally got the legal rights to the character and that he would be bringing her back into the Marvel Universe. After the “Age Of Ultron” series currently running, Angela will become a member of Guardians Of The Galaxy for at least a 5-issue stint. Brian Bendis and Neil Gaiman are said to be co-writing the series. READ MORE