Neil Gaiman Announced a Sandman Prequel

Author Neil Gaiman revealed during Vertigo Comics’ panel at Comic Con that he is prepping a Sandman prequel mini-series for them in 2013, with artwork by J.H. Williams III.Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the influential series and Gaiman said he wants to tell one story in particular.

“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#1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war,” said Gaiman in the official statement. “It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman’s 20th anniversary… but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman’s 25th anniversary year coming up, I’m delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told.”

I’m sure this is where we collectively say, “shut up and take my monies.”

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