The Sandman Cover Art

Posted on 20th October 2015 by Sally Campbell
The Sandman: Overture's release into sumptuous hardback is fast approaching, so we thought a chronology of the series' front covers would be apt

A captivating, spectral and delightfully warped series, The Sandman by Neil Gaiman has a tendency to creep into your dreams. What helps it to remain fixed there is its beautiful and hallucinatory artwork.

With only four weeks to go before The Sandman: Overture is released in a deluxe hardback edition (coinciding with the 25th anniversary of The Sandman's original release) we decided to do a rundown of the series' cover art.

Side by side, they make for hypnotic viewing - you feel yourself falling into each one...

And, if they were Rorschach tests, I wonder, in each, what do you see?

1. Preludes and Nocturnes

2.The Doll's House

3. Dream Country

4. Season of Mists

5.  A Game of You

6. Fables and Reflections

7.Brief Lives

8. Worlds' End

9. The Kindly Ones

10. The Wake

Gaiman says on his own website this one is "off to one side":
11. The Dream Hunters

The 2003 follow-up novella - likewise "off to one side"
12. Endless Nights
And lastly...drumroll please...

13. The Sandman: Overture

I don't know about anyone else, but Overture is without doubt my favourite. 

The Sandman: Overture is a six issue miniseries prequel to the classic ongoing series - written by Neil Gaiman with art by J.H. Williams III - pre-order your copy now.


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