Before The Sandman series hits digital platforms, consider these reasons to read the comics written by Neil Gaiman
For more than three decades The Sandman has added millions of readers around the world, thanks to the story that Neil Gaiman built over 75 copies divided into 10 volumes, one of the reasons they will reach a series for digital platforms.
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Before this series arrives on digital platforms, it is a good time to read, for the first time, or revisit the story that began in 1988 with the capture of Morpheus at the hands of the Burgess wizards.
Before Neil Gaiman’s work, the Sandman was a hero who battled villains who threatened to attack children in their dreams. Gaiman was given the green light by DC Comics to rewrite the title which was created by Jack Kirby.
For this work, the origin of Morpheus moves away from the action customary in the works of Kack Kirby, offering a
Neil Gaiman presented us with a universe with elements of horror, fantasy and mythology, where the seven Eternals live (Destiny [Destino]dream [Sueño]Death [Muerte]Delirium [Delirio]destruction [Destrucción]Wish [Deseo] and despair [Desesperación]).
The world of dreams and nightmares
The first stories that were published in this series corresponded to horror stories, highlighting the story 24 Hours, where Johnny Dee, a patient who escapes from Arkham Asylum, gets Morpheus’s ruby, and before that he decides to have fun at the expense of the customers of a coffee shop that opens 24 hours, whom he murders.
From horror, Gaiman went through stories to evolve into fantastic tales with elements of classical and Greco-Roman mythology, and even with some shades of good humor, such as the encounter with his favorite sister, Death, who shakes him in a peculiar way that way. lethargy after returning from captivity.
metaphors through art
Throughout the eight years that The Sandman was published, the stories in the Neil Gaiman series were accompanied by artists whose vision and creative freedom gave these publications a unique edge.
Sam Keith, Chris Bachalo, JH Williams II, and many other illustrators gave The Sandman strength in their stories, favoring dreamlike aspects.
Another of the details that won over Sandman readers is that without following a linear narrative in time, the stories manage to capture metaphors for real issues such as the fluidity of gender and identity and the endless struggle to find meaning in a finite universe.
The Sandman will be released on August 5, 2022 through the most famous digital entertainment platform.
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Dreamcatchers have arrived at SMASH and DC Black Label
Legendary artist P. Craig Russell returns to the world of Dreams. To adapt the original illustrated novel by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano. In a fascinating new interpretation in comic format.
Retelling Gaiman’s celebrated story of a humble young monk and the magical fox who falls in love with him, Russell brings to life all aspects of the wondrous and evocative world found in this timeless fable of desire, sacrifice and love. that was never intended to exist.
SMASH and DC Black Label bring you The Dreamcatchers, the fourteenth volume of the Sandman 30th anniversary collection that you cannot miss.
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