The New York Times spoke to Vertgo Comics’ Executive Editor Shelly Bond about DC Comics’ plans for its “struggling” mature readers imprint.
It was a fascinating that the article framed Vertigo’s 2013 efforts akin to DC Comics’ 2011 New 52 relaunch.
The news includes what fans of have beenm craving. For a year, many fans have been eagerly awaiting more news on writer Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman prequel comic book with artist J.H. Williams. Well, we learned a lot through the New York Times piece. The six issue mini-series is called “The Sandman: Overture”.
Writer Neil Gaiman is really stoked for the project that launches on October 30, 2013:
The Sandman: Overture details also included some interesting tidbits:
In addition to this, The Sandman lore will also spin off into a new series with few details announced about format or the creative team:
Two additional Vertigo series were also announced for 2013 that are not Sandman related and that Vertigo hopes will garner the same or better commercial and critical success as the recent Scott Snyder (of Batman New 52 fame) penned and Sean Murphy drawn “The Wake”:
There’s a lot to long forward to from Vertigo in 2013. Can’t wait for more news as summer convention seasons gets into high gear.
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