DC Comics has done a great job further exploring Neil Gaiman’s world of The Sandman with a return for the series starting back in 2018, and today DC Comics has shed light on plans for 2023, details on Dead Boy Detectives, and more.
Starting with the juicy details, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country is getting a follow-up miniseries in 2023 with a second and third planned 6-issue series in the works. The follow-up miniseries is launching on March 4th and is titled Nightmare Country – The Glass House.
The series will continue with creators James Tynion IV and Lisandro Estherren at the helm with a new story and new setting for the second act of their DC Black Label epic. The series will continue featuring covers by Reiko Murakami.
“I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare Country’s follow-up miniseries, The Glass House, is coming early in 2023,” said Tynion. “The Corinthian is going to be making his way to Silicon Valley, where he will go head-to-head with Angels, Demons, and a breed of creature far more terrifying that anything he’s faced before—Venture Capitalists. Lisandro and I are excited to continue this nightmare tour through modern America and can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve got in store for you.”
On the very same day, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country Vol. 1 will allow trade-waiting fans a chance to catch up on the series. New readers will have two options for Nightmare Country Vol. 1: a collectible hardcover release with cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn packaged with a mini-print of the iconic Death (seen below), as illustrated by artist Jenny Frison. A softcover edition with cover art by Reiko Murakami, priced as an easy jump-on point, will also be available exclusively at direct market comic book stores.
Launching between the first two Nightmare Country narratives is The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives by Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely. Announced back in September, the series will feature Thessaly the witch along with series regular ghost detectives Edwin and Charles. Their investigation into a Thai American girl’s disappearance from her Los Angeles home puts them on a collision course with new and terrifying ghosts straight from Thai folklore that could give even a dead boy nightmares.
“The brilliance of The Sandman is how seamlessly it fits different genres, histories, and folklores together,” said Pichetshote. “Despite Thessaly the witch being a big player in James and Lisandro’s Nightmare Country, Dead Boy Detectives can still progress her story while telling this very personal horror tale about Thai ghosts in Los Angeles—in events that will go on and feed directly back into Nightmare Country. Doing that—the best parts of shared universe storytelling while telling boundary-pushing, yet still intimate, stories—it’s such a testament to the genius of The Sandman Universe.”
The connection between the series will be visualized by variant cover artist Yoshitaka Amano. The connecting 1:50 incentive covers, with foil treatment, will be available at local comic shop timed to the publication of each launch issue. Check those out below (side by side).
Stay tuned to AIPT as we’ll likely review these comics, and report on any new news as it comes in!
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