The Sandman: Overture
Hugo Award 2016.
He is known throughout Creation by countless names. Anywhere that life exists, he and his seven siblings guide the forces that shape it.
He is Dream of the Endless. The year is 1915. And the universe is about to end.
With The Sandman: Overture, New York Times best-selling author and master of modern fantasy Neil Gaiman returns for his first full-length story of the Dream King in nearly 20 years - a stunning prequel to the original Sandman saga, illustrated by critically acclaimed artist J. H. Williams III and colorist Dave Stewart. This deluxe hardcover edition collects all six issues of the landmark Vertigo series and includes more than 40 pages of special behind-the-scenes features, as well as all-new sketchbook section from Williams.
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born Neil Richard Gaiman, 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals.
Gaiman has lived near Menomonie, Wisconsin, since 1992. Gaiman moved there to be close to the family of his then-wife, Mary McGrath, with whom he has three children. Gaiman is married to songwriter and performer Amanda Palmer.
The Sandman consists of ten primary books, and includes six additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.