For the last few days, we've been held up in our rooms watching a clock count down to midnight, Friday, October 25—surviving on Twizzlers, nachos and pizza (the three healthiest meals known to man) and eagerly awaiting the moment we can race out to the nearest store and purchase our copy of Batman: Arkham Origins.
We were right in the middle of suiting up into our custom Batman costume when the Powers That Be reminded us that we had to deliver our weekly installment of everyone's favorite column 5.2 Reasons (just... just let us have that).
Morpheus’ first appearance in THE SANDMAN #1 was that of an exhausted man, caught in a magical circle. The year was 1916. In trying to capture Death, Roderick Burgess performed a ritual and chanted in the darkness “Coin and Song, Knife and Stick… Claw and Name, Blood and Feather,” capturing none other than: The Dream King.
But how did Morpheus - one of the most powerful of The Endless - come to be so weak, so broken, that he succumbed to a spell and was held captive for 70 years?
LIGHT MAKES RIGHT DEPT.
UNNATURAL SELECTIONS DEPT.
Earlier this month we gave you an early look at our upcoming The Sandman: Overture Statue as part of Vertigo’s “25 Days of Sandman.” Produced by DC Collectibles and due in 2014, the statue is based off of the art of J.H. Williams III and is sculpted by Dave Cortes.
Last month, Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras gave you your first look at Rafael Albuquerque’s incredible interior art for ANIMAL MAN #25. Well we’re so excited for this issue here at the DC offices that today we’re giving you another sneak peek inside of it!
SKETCHY CHARACTERS DEPT.
VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT.
ALL-STAR WESTERN #24 finds Jonah Hex out of Arkham Asylum and in modern times. But he wasn’t discharged under normal circumstances, and he has kidnapping and murder on his record. Is Hex another Gotham City hero? The public seems to look the other way when it comes to killing a few gang members …
It’s no secret that among many other things, “DC All Access” co-host Tiffany Smith is a really big fan of The Sandman. Knowing this, we thought it would be fun to invite Tiffany to contribute to 25 Days of Sandman. We gave her a blank slate, encouraging her to write about whatever part of The Sandman canon she would like.