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http://ew.com/books/2018/03/01/neil-gaiman-sandman-universe-comics/

DC is launching a "Sandman Universe" line of comics - overseen by Neil, but the four books will written by different creative teams.

The books are:

House of Whispers by Nalo Hopkinson

Books of Magic by Kat Howard

The Dreaming by Si Spurrier

Lucifer by Dan Watters

No announced artists yet.

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Why isn't DC waiting for their Vertigo renaissance? All of these books should be what Vertigo is launching as their first wave.

Ugh. Lucifer, again?

I'll definitely be reading Si Spurrier's The Dreaming. That sounds mad.

Nalo Hopkinson writing a comic book is interesting. Her prose fiction is very good, so I'll check out the first issue of her book.

Those are the two I have interest.

 

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I thought Vertigo had finally given up on milking the Sandman when it's tits fell off a few years back?

Either the imprint is in big trouble or Gaiman thinks that humouring them and writing a few series bibles (or whatever they call the things) will keep Daniel out of the JLA.

Or both: the two aren't mutually exclusive, I suppose.

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I'll give the Spurrier a go, as he's a good writer, and this looks a bit different to the original anthology Dreaming or the haute goth whingefest it turned into under Caitlin Kiernan, but nothing much else appeals.

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I'm willing to give Nalo Hopkinson's book a chance, as well as the Spurrier, based on Hopkinson's work in prose genre fiction. Of course, it's become quite apparent that writing a compelling science fiction/fantasy novel will not equate to an author having any idea what they're doing writing comics.

The Spurrier should be worth a read though.

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I'm put off the Hopkinson by the voodoo thing, to be honest. It might work for Marvel and whoever owns Shadowman these days, but the last voodoo-y comic DC did was Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child, and not even the tip of the hat to Hendrix and Denys Cowan's art could save that one.

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Yeah, that was horrible. Hopkinson has done a lot of interesting things with the concept though, like in Brown Girl in the Ring.

Huh. I wonder what a Nalo Hopkinson Brother Voodoo series would have been like, now that you bring up Marvel.

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Maybe once she's got some comics work on her resume with this, she can take a shot at that one?

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