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.
The last issue of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics came out a decade ago. Now, the author returns to Dream's world with a prequel series, The Sandman: Overture. Gaiman speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the freedom of starting something new and why he, like all writers, is a Sandman himself.