“Something’s wrong in the Dreaming…”
If your nights have been a bit restless lately, it may be because we’re getting close to the release of THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, the eagerly awaited new one-shot that offers us our first glimpse at the four upcoming new comics set within the world of Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN.
Or it could be because there’s some real trouble in Morpheus’s realm, as seen in our first look at it. Overseen by Gaiman and written by Si Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Kat Howard—the same four writers who will be penning the ongoing Sandman Universe comics later this year—this six-page preview features the return of many of the Dreaming’s residents, including Lucien the Librarian, Cain and his beleaguered brother Abel and the ever-blunt raven, Matthew. More troubling, it also reveals that there’s a strange tear in the fabric of the Dreaming, which seems to be causing all manner of problems…and of course, Morpheus is nowhere to be found.
The pages seen here are all beautifully drawn by Bilquis Evely (WONDER WOMAN), but look for contributions by artists Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Tom Fowler, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara and Mat Lopes in the final comic when it’s released on August 8th. For now, though, enjoy this return trip to a sorely-missed land…