Neil Gaiman Is Writing a ‘Sandman’ Prequel Next Year

A post over on io9 just tipped us off to the fact that during DC Comics’ Vertigo panel at San Diego Comic Con, Neil Gaiman — or rather, a prerecorded message from the author — announced that he’s planning to write a prequel to Sandman that will hit shelves in November of next year. “When I finished writing The Sandman, there was one tale still untold,” he said. “The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in The Sandman #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war. It was a story that we discussed telling for Sandman’s 20th anniversary… but the time got away from us. And now, with Sandman’s 25th anniversary year coming up, I’m delighted, and nervous, that that story is finally going to be told.” Are you as excited as we are for more Morpheus?