THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE DELUXE EDITION hardcover by Neil Gaiman and artistic luminary J.H. Williams III makes its debut this November. The collection will be comprised of the six previously released issues (look for issues #5 and #6 later this year), which tell the story of Dream before the events of THE SANDMAN, including the spectacular gatefold featured in the first issue. In addition, there will be extra exclusive material including pages from the Special Editions, script pages, among others.
In this book, which TIME MAGAZINE calls “as weird and magic and dreamy as ever,” Gaiman expands upon the story that changed the landscape of modern comics 25 years ago. THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny as well as the first appearance of Dream's parents.
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE DELUXE EDITION hardcover features a cover by JH Williams III and will be available November 11, in comic stores, November 17, 2015 everywhere books are sold. No Sandman collection will be complete without THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE DELUXE EDITION hardcover.
"A long time ago, I wrote the first part of a story, and waited to find out how it middled, then worked with Jamie Delano and Alisa Kwitney on the end. For years people have asked how and when they could read all the story of the Children’s Crusade,” stated writer Neil Gaiman. “I’m glad to say that it’s now been retooled and refinished, and is something both old and new — a forgotten jewel and a new delight."
FREE COUNTRY: A TALE OF THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE is a 200-page hardcover book arriving on September 23 in comic stores, September 29 everywhere books are sold and will include 64 pages of new material. Available for $24.99, the collection will also feature an introduction by Gaiman, and exquisite new cover art by Mark Buckingham (DEAD BOY DETECTIVES).