DC All Access Includes Zack Snyder & Sandman Overture Preview

DC Comics has launched the first episode of their new weekly web series “DC All Access” which takes a look at all things DC.

The first episode features a preview of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Overture; writer Caitlin Kittridge talking Coffin Hill; a look at the NYCC with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo; the Man of Steel costume tour; Zack Snyder talking about the Superman animated short, and Batman: Arkham Origins contest.


Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman: Overture” Announced With J.H. Williams III Cover Reveal

DC Comics announced the new Vertigo prequel series from Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III with The Sandman: Overture.

J.H. Williams III also revealed the cover for the series as well.

The Sandman: Overture is a mini-series that debuts this October that will also see the launch of five other Vertigo titles: Hinterkind by Ian Edginton; The Discipline written by Peter Milligan; The Dead Boy Detectives, and two as-of-yet unannounced titles.

“The most peculiar thing for me about returning to Sandman is how familiar it all feels,” Gaiman told the NY Times. “When I was writing Sandman from 1987 to 1996, I never had the feeling at any point that approximately 50 million people were looking over my shoulder scrutinizing ever word.” 

“They are the most beautiful pages I have ever seen in periodical comics,” Gaiman said in regards to the art of J.H. Williams III. “I ask him to do the impossible, and he gives me back more than I asked for.”



SDCC 2012: DC Comics Announces New Sandman By Neil Gaiman With JH Williams III

At today’s DC Comics Vertigo Panel at the San Diego Comic Con, Neil Gaiman made a special appearance via video feed to announce that he will be returning to Sandman.

JH Williams III was in attendance and will be the artist on the new mini-series slated for 2013.

See below for the full blurb from DC.



Surprise Announcement at San Diego Comic-Con Pairs Legendary, Award Winning Author with Artist JH Williams III Under DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Imprint
Twenty-five years after one of the most celebrated graphic novels of all-time hit shelves, award winning and critically acclaimed author and screenwriter, Neil Gaiman, announces his return to THE SANDMAN. Gaiman made the surprise announcement, via video, at DC Entertainment’s Vertigo panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  Karen Berger, Executive Editor of Vertigo, then revealed that Gaiman is paired with artist, JH Williams III (BATWOMAN) for the series, who appeared on stage to an already stunned and elated crowd. THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published by Vertigo in 2013.
One of the few graphic novels ever to be on the New York Times Best Seller list and lauded by critics the world over, THE SANDMAN is credited with changing the path of storytelling in the comic book industry. Gaiman will pick up his pen for the first time in more than 10 years since ending the series to continue a story that he feels still has yet to be told.
“When I finished writing THE SANDMAN, there was one tale still untold. The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in THE SANDMAN #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war. It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman’s 20th anniversary… but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman’s 25th anniversary year coming up, I’m delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told,” said Gaiman
“There’s nothing like a Neil Gaiman story,” said Berger, “and there’s nothing like having Neil back home on THE SANDMAN, his dark, soulful, literary epic that transformed comics and continues to captivate countless new readers year after year. Working with him again, and with JH Williams, the extraordinary and groundbreaking artist, is truly the stuff dreams are made of.”
DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio added, “As accomplished as Neil Gaiman is in other media—whether it be novels, film and even music—he still has an incredible passion and love for comics. It’s exciting to have him back. J.H. Williams will be the perfect complement to Neil’s writing. He has a history of creating art that pushes the boundaries of the medium.” 
Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally.  The title will be announced at a later date.