The Sandman


by Neil Gaiman

Sandman: Overture 1

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Approximately 25 years after the debut of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman returns to the seminal comic book series with a prequel. In this mini-series, he offers a glimpse into the events leading up to the capture of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, which opens the original series.

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The Sandman: Overture explores the back story of the central character, Orpheus, to explain how he wound up in captivity at the start of The Sandman. Courtesy of DC Entertainment hide caption

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