World Comic Book Review

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4th December 2022

The Sandman Oversize Special #1 (Review)

The Sandman Oversize Special #1 DC Comics, August 2017 Writer: Dan Jurgens “The Sandman Oversize Special” #1 is one facet of American publisher DC Comics’ line of special tribute comics, all dedicated to the legendary comic book creator Jack Kirby. Mr Kirby would have been 100 years of age this August. He passed away in … Read more

Plague #1 (Review)

Plague #1 Markosia, March, 2017 Writers: Dennis MaGee Fallon, Jason Palmatier “Plague” is a new fantasy comic book mini-series from British comic book publisher Markosia. The comic’s title is derived from the historical setting, the year 1352 A.D. Bubonic plague (also known as the Black Death) swept through Europe and killed millions of people (and … Read more

Gaiman’s Sandman Overture and the Elves That Come in the Night: Why Comic Book Release Dates Matter

Gaiman’s Sandman Overture and the Elves That Come in the Night

In an interview with CNN, writer Neil Gaiman said, “The biggest pitfall to avoid is not writing. Not writing is really, really easy to do, especially if you’re a young writer. The hope that elves will come in the night and finish it for you, is a very common one to have. That is my main recommendation. You have to write, and you have to finish what you write and beyond that, it’s all detail.”

The first issue of Overture was released in November 2013.

In March 2014, Vertigo announced, a day after the delayed second issue of the six part miniseries hit shelves, the series will be published as one issue every few months, instead of the bi-monthly publishing schedule first promised.

Issue #2 was delayed from a December release to a February, and was released in March 2014. Gaiman noted on Tumblr:

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