The world of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is about about to get a few new corners with the debut of The Sandman Universe, four new ongoing books that will return us to Gaiman's landmark fantasy universe.
Introduced by Gaiman, writers Si Spurrier (The Dreaming), Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers), Dan Watters (Lucifer) and Kat Howard (Books of Magic) each discuss their respective series and what we can expect when they debut in September and October. But the dream begins today with the release of The Sandman Universe #1, a one-shot written by the full creative team that introduces the stories that will follow.
The Sandman Universe #1 - Available Now
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams. In his search, Matthew will discover a young boy named Timothy Hunter, destined to become the world’s most powerful magician…or its greatest villain. He’ll find that a new House has appeared in the Dreaming—The House of Whispers, and learn that Lucifer has fallen once again…
The Dreaming #1 - Available September 5
There is a place where stories are born. Today, its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind—and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Meanwhile, in Dream’s gallery, something new is growing...
House of Whispers #1 - Available September 12
Welcome to the House of Dahomey, the houseboat of Erzulie Fréda, where the souls of Voodoo followers go when they sleep to beseech the flirtatious and tragic goddess to grant them their hearts’ desires and counsel them on their futures and fortunes. Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen.
Lucifer #1 - Available October 10
Lucifer is missing. Having embarked on a dangerous journey to find the mother of his abandoned son, the Prince of Lies finds himself imprisoned and crippled by mysterious forces who seek to torment him for their own terrible ends. Meanwhile: a car is crashed, two witches blind themselves, a tumor speaks its first words, and a perfectly good bowl of oatmeal is left to go cold.
Book of Magic #1 - Available October 24
Timothy Hunter may be destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, but he’s still a London teenager, and it’s not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim’s trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him into becoming a merciless mage. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic…