POINT OF ENTRY: Sandman Overture


I have never read Sandman. I have also read very little Neil Gaiman (only Stardust and Coraline). Apparently, that makes me a bad person. . . so says my husband. So when I picked up Sandman for him I also decided to give it a try.

What is Sandman: Overture about? Well, I don’t really know. Something about entities that are only supposed to exist in dreams. I’m guessing the master is Sandman (although I’m not sure). I’ve seen at least two other “people” that he has created as well as some others that may exist independently. The master is trying to deal with one of these “people” that are breaking the rules when he is summoned away.

Can you understand this if you have never read Sandman? No. But I’m not sure you’re meant to. I’m not even sure if you read Sandman that you would be able to understand this. I think that’s kind of the point. Dreams don’t make sense. They sometimes hop around and don’t tell a real story. Sometimes you figure them out, sometimes you don’t.

I’m not sure if I liked this beyond the art, but I’m sure that I’m going to ride this out and see. I’m very curious, and I think this is super creative. It also makes me want to read all of Sandman.

Speaking of the art, it’s fantastic. It switches from all different styles and is crazy good.