Sales In A Handful Of Dust...
this completely slipped under my radar. It's been happening
a lot lately.
as we've all been about 1602
(and justifiably so), DC has a little something coming out
shortly afterward that should have fanboys hopping.
Gaiman is returning, briefly, to The Endless.
what DC has to say about it, and how you can get your hands
issue of Diamond Previews (Volume XIII #6) features the advance
solicitation of the most eagerly anticipated project of the
year: THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS (JUN030253).
oversized (7 1/4" x 10 7/8") hardcover original
graphic novel from VERTIGO features the return to comics storytelling
of Hugo Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author
Neil Gaiman. With an international dream-team of artists,
Gaiman explores each member of The Endless in a series of
seven powerful tales.
note that the correct page count for THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS
NIGHTS is 160 pages, as noted in its advance solicitation
on pages 56-57 of Previews and in its listing on page 106.
been working on ENDLESS NIGHTS for over two years," says
Gaiman. "It's the equivalent of writing almost seven
monthly comics, for the top artists in comics. Now that the
stories have come in, it's better than I dreamed."
roster of artists illustrates the seven stories:
* P. Craig
Russell (THE SANDMAN #50, The Ring of the Nibelung) illustrates
a story of Death and a day that goes on forever.
Manara (Click, Butterscotch) > -> the Italian artist
famous for his captivating portrayals of the female form >
-> paints a story of love and Desire in ancient times.
Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, THE SHADOW) brings us to Delirium's
realm on a strange rescue mission.
architect and illustrator Miguelanxo Prado (Streak of Chalk,
Peter and the Wolf) takes us back to the dawn of time, when
Storey (The Marat/Sade Journals), one of America's premiere
illustrators, creates 15 heartrending portraits of Despair.
Fabry (award-winning PREACHER cover artist) draws a story
of future archaeologists learning a little too much about
Quitely (New X-Men, THE AUTHORITY, JLA: EARTH 2) contributes
a final commentary on Destiny.
to these stories, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS includes a biography
section and a summary of each volume in the Sandman Library.
Dave McKean, THE SANDMAN cover-artist and one of today's finest
illustrators, exquisitely crafts the wraparound cover and
book design. THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS is sure to delight
Gaiman's large and loyal following.
heck. They had me at "please."