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SDCC 2012: Neil Gaiman Announces His Return to SANDMAN

In a surprise announcement at San Diego, the return of the acclaimed series is about to begin.

When it comes to acclaimed comics, SANDMAN is at the top. When Neil Gaiman decided to end the successful series, DC/Vertigo let him do it. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Vertigo and Neil Gaiman, via video, surprised everyone by announcing the return of the series. To add to it, J.H. Williams III will be joining him.

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After nearly ten years, Gaiman is ready to continue to tell the story he believes still needs to be told.

When I finished writing THE SANDMAN, there was one tale still untold. The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in THE SANDMAN #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war. It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman's 20th anniversary... but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman's 25th anniversary year coming up, I'm delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told.

You can read more on DC's blog. Each issue of THE SANDMAN mini-series will be published day-and-date digitally. The title will be announced at a later date.