Stunning book with some great homages in it like marvels living vampire and brainiac!
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.
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
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.
I'm so glad this exists. I never thought to ask for it, but it was always what I needed. #comics
I'm feeling a bit better, so it's time for comics, shortbread, and David's English Toffee tea. #comics
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
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👇
My necklace for my Comic-Con London costume has arrived! Any guesses on which character I'm dressing up as? 😝😝🖤🖤
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
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. 🙄😬😊
"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 ;)
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.
... 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.