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
Deadline reports that Jack Thorne has been set to script “Sandman” at Warner Bros basedon the pitch that David Goyer made for his treatment for the Neil Gaiman comic book classic.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing with Goyer and the hope is for him to star and possibly direct. Gaiman is exec producer. Thorne scripted How I Live Now.
“The ‘Sandman’ series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times.”
This year was, unquestionably, a beautiful success in the world of visually stunning comic book art. The sheer amount of gorgeously illustrated, and intensely inspiring, works being created by insanely talented individuals seemed to be at a remarkable high. So, the idea of choosing just a few artists to represent this year’s “Best” could seem like an excruciatingly trying task, given the myriad of admirable choices available. Fortunately, the process couldn’t have been more simple and painless, and the artists chosen couldn’t be more deserving.
Ranked for the sake of competition and good old heated discussion, here’s my list for this year’s Top 3 Comic Book Artists of 2013. 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
Deadline reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is finalizing a deal to produce Sandman at Warner Bros. with David Goyer, who pitched his treatment for the Neil Gaiman comic book classic.
It has been rumored that Gordon-Levitt might star, and the deal he’s making attaches him as the protagonist. In addition, he’s eyeing the project as a directing vehicle! Gordon-Levitt made his feature directorial debut on the well received Sundance pic Don Jon.
The “Sandman” series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times.
Gordon-Levitt next stars in another seminal graphic novel-based film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller helmed. 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
BadassDigest reports some pretty insane news, stating that “trusted sources” tell them that David Goyer has pitched Warner Bros a take on Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s career-defining comic, and the studio has been very receptive.
Geoff Johns, DC’s Hollywood man, is very behind Goyer’s version, says the site further adding that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, pictured, is involved, almost certainly intending to play Morpheus, the lead character!
They clarify that this is early stuff and in the most vestigial of stages, stating that they aren’t even sure that anyone has spoken to Neil Gaiman about this yet. 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
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
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
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
There has always been high demand for a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. Years ago, Gaiman made a pitch to WB for the Sandman movie, that ultimately never got a green light. Granted it would not be the easiest series to adapt given that it’s a 75-issue run. But, in Gaiman’s attempt to see this project through, he commissioned artwork from artist Jill Thompson that is now for sale, which you can check below. READ MORE
After the news this weekend of Gaiman’s new “Sandman” series, he did a brief video interview with Wired where he elaborated on his new project. As Gaiman tells in the video clip, this is a story he’s wanted to tell for a while, and he calls it “Sandman 0″. It’s been brewing in his mind for quite some time, and it’s finally coming to fruition. Check the video below. READ MORE
It was rumored earlier today, and now, it is with great pleasure that I say Neil Gaiman has officially announced that he will be writing a brand new “Sandman” series, alongside stellar artist J.H. Williams III. See the video from Neil Gaiman, the artwork, and the press release below for more details. This is big.
Comic book rumor site, Bleeding Cool, posted a news titbit today stating that there is possibility of a new Sandman series in the works from DC Comics with Gaiman writing and J.H. Williams III as the artist. This is a rumor, and no announcements have been made, but according to the site, DC approached Gaiman last night at SDCC and seemed to have a successful interaction. DC asked Gaiman to do a new “Sandman” series a few years back, called “Sandman Zero” that would explore what Dream was up to while captured by the humans. Stay tuned for any more news on the series. READ MORE
As you may know, Jeff Lemire is taking over as writer on Justice League Dark starting today! As a promo for the book, DC released an official trailer showcasing the brand new team of “Dark” heroes.
With the all the superhero blockbusters hogging theaters this summer, it seems that film producers are relying more and more on comic books for their source material. On top of the big-budget superhero movies, the success of The Walking Dead TV series, and films like 30 Days of Night and Blade, are perhaps a sign that we’ll be seeing more horror comics being adapted for the screen in the near future. While the horror genre hasn’t always been the most accessible, recent trends in pop culture have veered towards the darker side of fiction, opening the door for horror comic adaptation. We’ve done some wishful thinking and put together a list of comics we’re dying to see in live action, some of which are already in the works. READ MORE
So earlier today we brought you a first look at the 10th issue in Marvel Comics “VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT” that drops this July, and if that wasn’t enough for you we have yet another preview, but this time it is at the 9th issue in the series. Inside you can read the first 7 pages of issue #9 featuring Spidey, Sandman, and more. Read on for the skinny.