Today Vertigo announced the incredible artists who will be bringing the Sandman Universe to life! Bilquis Evely, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara and Tom Fowler will join the imprint as series artists for the recently announced Neil Gaiman-curated line of books. The Sandman Universe will kick off with the oversize special THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, followed by THE DREAMING and HOUSE OF WHISPERS in September, then LUCIFER and BOOKS OF MAGIC in October.
Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams
A rift between world has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books ever dreamed is discovered by a group of children in the waking world.
Simultaneously, a new House appears – the House of Whispers – joining the Houses of Secret and Mystery in the Dreaming. Its proprietor is a fortune teller called Erzulie, whom the inhabitants of the Dreaming suspect may be responsible for all the strange goings on.
Elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be in a hell of his own design.
And in London, a young boy named Timothy Hunter sleeps, in his dreams he becomes the world’s most powerful magician, but in his nightmares, he becomes the world’s worst villain, which future will become reality?
From the mind of Neil Gaiman, a new world filled with dreams and nightmares, all of his wonderful characters living together in a shared universe unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
Here Are The Creative Teams Behind These New Series:
- THE DREAMING—written by Si Spurrier with art by Bilquis Evely
- HOUSE OF WHISPERS—written by Nalo Hopkinson with art by Dominike “Domo” Stanton
- LUCIFER—written by Dan Watters with art by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara
- BOOKS OF MAGIC—written by Kat Howard with art by Tom Fowler
Written By: Si Spurrier
Art By: Bilquis Evely
Promo Art By: Yanick Paquette
There is a place where gods are born and stories spun. But twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, Dream of the Endless has inexplicably abandoned the dreaming. His absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities which consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate, among them Lucien the Librarian, Nuala of Faerie, and Dora, a monstress without memories. But while they struggle to restore the King to his throne, they face from intrigues within and conquest from without. As usurpers circle the defenseless domain and an impossible shadow awaits its own birth beside a rip in reality, denizens of the dreaming play out their stories of loss and love, resignation and resistance.
HOUSE OF WHISPERS
Written By: Nalo Hopkinson
Art By: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Promo Art By: Sean Andrew Murray
Latoya is in a coma. Her Girlfriend enlists the help of Latoya’s two younger sisters. Using the Book of Whispers, they mistakenly steal the essence of Erzulie, a deity of voodoo mythology. The psychic blowback of the spell causes her house to crash into the Dreaming, beside the Houses of Secrets and Mystery and their custodians, Cain and Abel.
In the real world, the awakened young woman suffers a mystical form of Cortard’s Delusion – she believes she is already dead, and she is transmitting her beliefs to others, causing them to become guardians of the Gap that has appeared in the Dreaming.
Written By: Dab Watters
Art By: Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara
Promo Art By: Goni Montes
A few years ago, the devil vanished. Some people say he died or simply ran away, while others believe he never existed at all. But we aren’t some people. No. This is the one true story of what happened to the Prince of Lies, the Bringer of Light – Lucifer, the blind, destitute old man, who lives in a small boarding house in a quiet little town, where nothing is quiet what it seems and no one can leave. He’s trapped, you see? Trapped in a bizarre prison with no memory of how he got there or why. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, a policeman who may have cancer is tasked with a mission of divine importance: find and kill Lucifer.
BOOKS OF MAGIC
Written By: Kat Howard
Art By: Tom Fowler
Promo Art By: Kai Carpenter
Timothy Hunter is destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, but that doesn’t mean he gets to cut class, skip exams, or is impervious to bullying by his mundane peers. After all, he’s still a london teenager and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. And while Tim’s trying to study and attract the cute girl in his class, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him, turning him into a merciless mage. Luckily, the new substitute teacher for his school wants to mentor hima and educate him in the magical arts so that he can discover the master behind the Books of Magic….
All writers and artists will collaborate on THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, available August 8, 2018.