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Sandman Overture #5 Out In May – And DC Comics Aims For A Collection By Christmas

At the retailer roadshow in Orando with DC Comics, retailers were told the latest on Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III's Sandman Overture, which has been running at a rate well behind DC's initial projections. With four issues out in eighteen months. However retailers were told that Sandman Overture will be out in May. And that […]

Bleeding Cool's 11 Best Comics Of 2014

By Rich Johnston, Hannah Means-Shannon, and Christine Marie Why 11? Building on our inaugural Bleeding Cool "best of" lists last year, we encourage you, dear readers, to dial it up to 11. It's no exaggeration to say that this has been an extreme year for the number of new and innovative comic series reaching readers […]

JH Williams III's Art For The New Blondie Album Is Here At Last!

The award-winning comic artist on Sandman: Overture with Neil Gaiman, Promethea with Alan Moore, Desolation Jones with Warren Ellis, and the ground-breaking Bat Woman with W. Hayden Blackman, J.H. Williams III, has been teasing his artwork on the upcoming Blondie album Ghosts of Download, since last summer at SDCC, and talked further about the genesis of […]

Sandman Overture #2 Is Just Bloody Beautiful

So we waited. And waited. And it was worth every second, Sandman Overture #2 is published today, and it is as beautiful and wondrous a comic book as issue 1 last year. Any excuse to read that first issue should be taken and here it is. For those of you wishing for nostalgia we have […]

JH Williams III Talks To Bleeding Cool About Sandman Overture

By David Dissanayake, This past Saturday, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco began displaying J.H. Williams III's original art from Sandman: Overture as part of the museum's ongoing Grains Of Sand: 25 Years of Sandman original art exhibition.  I sat down with The inimitable Mr. Williams before his gallery opening and got the inside […]

How To Sneak Preview Sandman Overture #2 Early, In San Francisco

This Saturday, the  Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will have special guest JH Williams III popping by to their Sandman exhibition for a presentation from 7pm to 9pm. This is the print of his work being made available exclusively to attendees. Tickets can be bought here. Including dinner with JH if you're feeling better. […]

Sandman Overture Slips #2 Further Into March

It was originally solicited to come out in December, two months after issue 1. But Sandman Overture #2 by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III was late and was resolicited to come out in February. Then it slipped into the first week of March. Now it has slipped into the last week of March. 26th […]

Flashback Friday – Batman: The Black Glove

By Alexander Webb Welcome to the first installment of Flashback Friday with your comic book (and fitness!) consigliere, Alex. Today, we will take a look at a storyline from 2007 that eventually led into one of the most explosive events of the Modern Age of Comics. That event is Final Crisis; the lead-in, and today's topic, […]

Sandman Adverture

The advertisements in Sandman Overture #1 did seem to be rather oppressive. Repeated double page spread for more Sandman books or more books you might like if you liked Sandman, even an inner cover page ad with a galactic background that kinda merged with that of Sandman Overture page one in a rather annoying fashion. […]

Sandman Overture Was Written For One Person. JH Williams III.

A double page spread, made up of the teeth of The Corinthian. Or the pages of Destiny's book. The panels of an ornate window of the panelling of the wooden walls, transformed into the panels of the comic. As ever, Neil Gaiman has written for the strengths of the artist and in Sandman Overture that […]

Sandman Overture To Be Fully Returnable To Comic Stores

It is possible that some retailers have forgotten how issues of Sandman sell. Its final issue, 75, was fifth on Diamond's ordering charts. Since then, the popularity of Sandman and Neil Gaiman has grown. The Endless Nights hardcover had a first print of over 100,000 that sold out straight away. In October, we get a […]

Batwoman – An Arsenic Lullaby?

I've made it clear that I really enjoy DC's Batwoman comic book. I find it artistically inventive, a dazzling display of comics storytelling. I think Williams and Blackman created something special in this comic, within a structure that many would seem as not that conductive to such experimentation. Not everyone feels the same way. Like […]