Yesterday during a Vertigo panel a new Sandman comic was announced!
After speaking about new editions of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Berger played a video of Gaiman himself. In it, Gaiman reads from his own scripts, including a scene from Destiny’s books about Morpheus’ journey, with “a victory of a kind,” where he was “tested almost beyond endurance” before being captured by Burgess in “Sandman” #1. But what that journey was remained a mystery. “‘Sandman’ #1 was published in 1988 … 2013 seems like a good time to tell that story,” Gaiman said. The full video appears at the bottom of this report.
Berger then announced the artist as J.H. Williams III and invited him to the stage.
Williams said he is most interested in Desire and Destiny of the Endless, who will of course have a role to play in the story.
At this point the floor was opened to fan questions.
Gaiman’s new “Sandman” will run six issues, Berger clarified, and will come out “sometime next year.”
So how awesome is that? Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III on Sandman! I wonder if the original Sandman will play any role in the story. If I recall correctly (it has been a while since I have cracked a Sandman book) he played a small role in that initial story. We shall see.
Go read about the full panel at CBR.