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The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition
The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition | Neil Gaiman
Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman's legendary series is back in a deluxe hardcover edition! THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman's return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman's origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature 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.
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Chrissyreadit
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A little Halloween advice courtesy of the #screamathonswap and @AmyG

tpixie Ha! 👻 📚 🎃 1mo
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BruceWalken
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Stunning book with some great homages in it like marvels living vampire and brainiac!

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BruceWalken
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Stunning book with some great homages in it like a transformer here.

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BruceWalken
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Stunning book with some great homages in it like chewbacca here!

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BruceWalken
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Stunning book with some great homages in it like superman Morpheus.

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archaeolibrarianologist
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archaeolibrarianologist
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Did I mention how stunning these layouts are? I'm just floored by this artist's ability to make readable panels in such creative ways.

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archaeolibrarianologist
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archaeolibrarianologist
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Dream a little dream of me...

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archaeolibrarianologist
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Every panel with this artist is a feast for the eyes. And I never knew I was starving.

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archaeolibrarianologist
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"WHERE DREAMS LIVE NOW / BUT SOMETIMES / SOME DREAMS DIE"

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Chrissyreadit
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#devilside of The Sandman. I need to reread but I remember the devil had a part. A story I loved, but have forgotten. #octoberxfiles

Cinfhen Looks promising 😍 13mo
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Seshat
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The cover of my Sandman Overture and today's Fortune.

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qitten
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Pickpick

If I could, I would take a picture of every page to share, because every page is drawn and colored with a depth of vision and rich quality from the other side of reality... Gorgeously weird and inventively elegant. The story doesn‘t break new ground, but it fits the universe comfortably - which coming back to it something like twenty-five years later, that‘s remarkable in itself. Still Gaiman, however, and Gaiman is always worth it.

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slightlyfoxed
The Sandman: Overture | Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III
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#ReadingResolutions: Some of my favorite #siblings, Dream and Death of the Endless (really all of the Endless, but especially these two). The Sandman series is seriously amazing, I firmly believe everyone should read it.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk Hey! It‘s been awhile, friend. Glad to see you back. 2y
Seshat Thank you, @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'm glad to see you, too. 2y
Cinfhen I was just thinking the same thing @TobeyTheScavengerMonk nice to see you back on Litsy @Seshat 😊and so happy you both joined in today❣️❣️❣️ 2y
TrishB Great choice 👍🏻 2y
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xicanti
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The thing about OVERTURE is, it answers questions I can't believe I never thought to ask. Like, who and where are the Endless's parents?

(In my defence, there's that little throwaway bit in I don't remember which volume where Delirium says they haven't got parents, but I probably should've known better than to take her word for it.) #comics

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This is gonna be THAT book.

You know the one. You've got a series you love and adore, and there's this one particular volume that means the whole frickin world to you. Only sometimes, when you reread it, it only means a sizeable portion of the world, or a few pieces.

Until you revisit it again, and it's back to being everything.

THAT book.

I'm so glad this exists. I never thought to ask for it, but it was always what I needed. #comics

RealLifeReading ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
bookishnerd I can see me wanting to own these books in physical form instead of digital. They are so pretty. lol 2y
TricksyTails I can't even tell you how excited I was that Gaiman returned to Sandman. Dream come true! 🙌♥️ 2y
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xicanti
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I'm feeling a bit better, so it's time for comics, shortbread, and David's English Toffee tea. #comics

bookloo I love your mug. ☺️ 2y
xicanti @bookloo the little plate matches it! @MonikaS gave them to me as part of SSGP. 2y
Tamra Yes, that mug! 2y
xicanti @Tamra it's one of my very favourite things. 2y
MonikaS Yay! I‘m so happy you like it!!😀😀😀😀😀 2y
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xicanti
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I could just bawl my eyes out over J.H. Williams III's layouts. #comics

TK421 That is beautiful! 2y
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xicanti
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Oh all right, I'll show you the rear endpapers while I'm at it. #comics

ju.ca.no 😍 2y
Irisheyz77 Gorgeous! 2y
MisterWhitaker Gorgeous indeed! 2y
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xicanti
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I don't wanna overstimulate y'all this late on a Thursday night, but I know you like endpapers and OMG THESE ENDPAPERS AMIRITE. #comics

Tadams4 Beautiful! 2y
Centique SO RITE! 2y
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xicanti
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LOOK AT THE BACK COVER TOO, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. #comics

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xicanti
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I didn't let myself start it tonight because it's gonna take over my world once I do, but this? Is what I've been waiting for.

OVERTURE was my favourite book of 2015, and it's one of the few comics I HAD to own in print. Even in the pixelly digital review copy DC was kind enough to give me, the art BLEW. MY. MIND. It's gonna be intense in a more effective format.

And I mean, look at the cover under the dust jacket! LOOK AT IT! #comics

GrilledCheeseSamurai The art in this one is insane! 👌 2y
xicanti @GrilledCheeseSamurai it's like J.H. Williams III heard what everyone else thinks a panel is, and he was like, "Nah." And don't even get me started on Dave Stewart's colours. I'll just start gibberish. 2y
theresidentromantic Prrrreeeeettttyyyyy 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Have you ever read (the J. H. Williams III showcase of amazing that is) Promethea? 2y
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read the first three volumes many years ago, and it's been on my to-return-to list for way too long. 2y
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xicanti
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I couldn't resist the 10 Years, 10 Books Challenge (which actually covers 11 years & books), so I figured I'd do it early and eliminate the temptation.

2007: THE HIDDEN CITY, West
2008: KUSHIEL'S MERCY, Carey
2009: WARBREAKER, Sanderson
2010: DRAGON HAVEN, Hobb
2011: HALF-BLOOD BLUES, Edugyan
2012: BITTERBLUE, Cashore
2013: THE DREAM THIEVES, Stiefvater
2014: THE KING, Reisz
2015: THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, Gaiman, Williams, & Stewart👇

xicanti 2016: CROOKED KINGDOM, Bardugo 2017: MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN by Jason Reynolds #readathon 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I can't think about #teeth without thinking of the Corinthian.

#junebookbugs

saresmoore I will never be able to unsee this. 2y
brilliantglow This is what comes to mind for me too. 2y
diovival Perfect and also no 😨 2y
RealLifeReading Oh damn I forgot all about this (maybe because I always try to forget this when the Corinthian appears!) 2y
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Monique
The Sandman: Overture | Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III
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#riotgrams day 20 #solstice #celestial
Love this image from Sandman Overture. The whole book is a piece of art, page after page.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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We meet Dream's brothers and sisters in The Sandman, but in this prequel story we meet his parents, Night and Time. #BooksAboutMothers

Happy Mother's Day to all that meet the definition of mother in any way, and all my love to my wife who is the best mother I know.

#MayBookFlowers

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My necklace for my Comic-Con London costume has arrived! Any guesses on which character I'm dressing up as? 😝😝🖤🖤

Laura317 Nope, but i wanna see pictures from London's comic-con! 3y
KarenUK Can't wait to see it! 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I feel Death of the Endless is a pretty safe guess! 3y
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TheLondonBookworm @Laura317 You won't be able to escape them! 😋😋 I've never been before I'm very excited! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @KarenUK 😎😎😎 I'm supremely excited! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @TobeyTheScavengerMonk haha the one and only! 3y
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VinnyVidiVecci
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Everything fits

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GemintheRough
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When showing a #favoritecover I have to look at my graphic novel collection! #riotgrams #day20 #sandman #graphicnovels #comicbooks

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Two days left on my long vacation, and I'm diving into this visual treat by Neil Gaiman and his wonderful illustrators pulled from the shelves of my local library.

#neilgaiman #thesandman

Lindy I was thinking of Gaiman's Sandman series, well, specifically Death, when I listened to a different story that features a female version of the Reaper: 3y
KellyMuser @Lindy Thanks for the reference, ill have to check it out!👍 3y
Lindy @KellyMuser Well, I don't know your taste in books yet. I would recommend it to someone who likes ornate romantic prose, or has a special interest in lesbian content, or modern retellings of Greek mythology - preferably all three. 3y
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KellyMuser @Lindy I'm kind of an eclectic reader. I tend to avoid romance, and have a strong sci-fi leaning. I like stories that are dark or strange. Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, and Ray Bradbury are three of my favorite go-to authors. I also have a weakness for Russian literature. What do you like? 3y
Lindy @KellyMuser I'm an eclectic reader too. I especially look for a fresh voice in writing style & don't mind a challenging style as long as I feel it has heart behind it. Stories about women's lives that are different from mine - other places, other times - tend to appeal. Ali Smith, Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Jeanette Winterson: these are some of the authors I trust. 3y
Lindy @KellyMuser Oh, and I enjoy Vonnegut, Bradbury and Gaiman also! 3y
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Soscha
The Sandman: Overture | Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III
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Pickpick

Absolutely stunning.

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Cat_with_glasses
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Magnificent while trippy - the Child of Time and Night

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Seshat
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"It's one of your stories, isnt it?" ~Mother Night

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Detail of Desire and Despair.

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Photoadaynov16 Favorite Neil Gaiman - While I've only been reading comics regularly for about two years, this was my first foray into the Sandman world and it blew me away. While the story is great, what really got me was J.H. Williams III's art. He made me really rethink the possibilities of comic book art. It added multiple dimensions to Gaiman's story and it is worth the read. @RealLifeReading the

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"It's one of your stories, isnt it?"

TheLondonBookworm ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sandman ❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️ 3y
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Didn't I talk about having to curb my book buying addiction only yesterday? Yeah, well, good intentions and all that ... it didn't work and I just ordered the 'Sandman' slipcase set. 🙄😬😊

Mr.Croup I'm saving up for that 😄 3y
Faibka Nice! 👍 3y
TheLondonBookworm 😑 I'm so jealous, I can't even... 3y
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acc5446 i didn't know this was a thing, and now i clearly must have it!! 3y
scripturient @Mr.Croup 👍🏻👍🏻 @TheLondonBookworm I'm sorry. 😕😘 @acc5446 It took me forever to decide to get it as it's not cheap but hey, you only live once, right? @Faibka 🙌🏻😃👍🏻 3y
scripturient P.S. I have a good excuse though. I'm teaching a seminar on Gaiman next summer term and I need to prepare. 😊 3y
acc5446 excellent excuse!! ☺️ 3y
Mr.Croup @scripturient where do I sign up for that seminar?? 3y
scripturient @Mr.Croup If you happen to be in Germany between April and July, feel free to drop in. 😁 3y
whatthelog Omg I love the sandman so much!! 3y
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"I didn't mean to pick it up I swear! It just jumped into my hands..." conversations with myself every time I go into a book store. I was only planning on getting stationery. But look how gorgeous this issss and it said deluxe edition, I'm a sucker for a deluxe ;)

Soubhiville It's beautiful. How could you not get it? 3y
collegecatlady The rest of the Sandman comics are amazing! You should read those before reading overture; you won't be disappointed! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Soubhiville I opened it up and I swear the artwork is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen 😍😍 3y
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BooksForYears Happens to me all the time 😉 3y
TheLondonBookworm @collegecatlady I'm on volume 6 of the Sandman comics! I just got side tracked by the fact it was a prequel and that it was so dammed gorgeous! Should I finish all the others first? 3y
collegecatlady @TheLondonBookworm I think that it would be better to finish the originals before reading overture, yeah 3y
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Eyelit
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I savored this book over the course of the afternoon. The art is amazing! I'm not even sure amazing is an adequate adjective for the artwork in this comic. I enjoyed the story just as much as the art and I'm glad I got to visit this world again.

Marchpane Would you recommend this for comics/graphic novels newbie? Or is it a bit ambitious to start with? 3y
Eyelit @Marchpane I don't know that you can go into this without having read the original series first. I know it's a prequel to the series, but there are a lot of characters and callbacks to the original that a newbie might not fully appreciate. If you're going into the whole sandman series as a start, that would be fine. Sandman was the first full series I read when I started reading comics. Hope that helps. 3y
Marchpane Thanks, that helps a lot! 3y
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Eyelit
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Neil Gaiman knows cats. 😸

LauraJ Sometimes I think Neil Gaiman knows everything. 3y
Eyelit Too true @LauraJ 😄 3y
Yournewfriendsams I love this! It's why we can't close any doors in our house! 3y
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... in which Morpheus tries to act as go between for his estranged parents Father Time and Mother Night.

I can't be cynical even when one of the characters is called Hope. I just enjoyed Gaiman writing Sandman again. This is a gorgeous edition with some genuinely interesting extras. Delightful.

ReadingEnvy I loved his mother so much!! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I loved his mother too! 3y
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scaifea
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Couldn't have picked a better one for my 100th read if the year. I read the original series as it came out month-to-month and have been a devout fan since. This one brought back all the happy Sandman feels, I have to say. It's lovely.

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meghankoneill
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My first foray into graphic novels...figured I should start with one of my favourite authors 🤓

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Rachtothesmy
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Yes! Yes! Finally I'm reading it and I'm so happy!

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jessicarenee
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I am loving these colors and illustrations!

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