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“The Sandman Murder”: A Crime, a Comic, and a Creator’s Conscience

Published by DC Comics in 1990, The Sandman #19, entitled “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is arguably one of the best single issues of the acclaimed series; in 1991 the story won the World Fantasy Award for best short fiction — the first comic book to win the award. But shortly after it was published, a copy of the comic was found at a crime scene that shocked a small college community and the comic’s creators, part of an apparent effort to portray a murder as a comics-inspired suicide.

THE SANDMAN #19 – cover artist Dave McKean

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More Villains, More Problems

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Too often I see fans complain about movie’s having too many villains as though that automatically is a weakness. Most of the time it is, but the idea of using more than one bad guy in a story is far from a fatal flaw. Done well (and it can be done), it enhances the story. Writers and producers are going to have to learn to deal with it eventually, and now’s as good a time as any. Continue reading More Villains, More Problems

Neil Gaiman Writing a Book on Norse Myth

Next February, W.W. Norton will publish Norse Mythology by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Miracleman, American Gods). Gaiman’s approach is described as “an almost novelistic retelling of famous myths about the gods of Asgard.” Gaiman acknowledges a deep connection to this material which has roots in much of his work. Mythology in general has long been seen as a core element of Gaiman’s writing. Norse figures, in particular, played a small but pivotal role in the events of Sandman, while also appearing in his novel American Gods.

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Marc Hempel

For more, see The New York Times.

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Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Katharine

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Katharine Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Katharine

Freeze Frame 10/2/2015

From Sandman Overture #6 by JH Williams III & Dave Stewart
From Sandman Overture #6 by JH Williams III & Dave Stewart

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Revisiting The Dreaming; Sandman’s Most Memorable Moments

It probably came as no surprise to long-time readers that I recently selected Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as my favorite comic series. I have written enthusiastically about the series in the past, as well as covered the latest addition to The Endless mythos: Sandman Overture. This Wednesday, Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III bring Overture to an end. In anticipation of this event, I thought that I would revisit some of the most memorable moments from the original series. Gaiman was lucky to work with a wide variety of artistic talent for Sandman; together they created many of the most striking and poignant images in the medium.

NB: I have limited myself to the original 75 issue series. Thus, nothing from either Death limited series or the various additional takes, including Overture, which Gaiman has scripted since “The Tempest.”
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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Cosmo

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TUESDAY TOP TEN: ALL TIME FAVORITES TYLER

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Tyler

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