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Sandman Overture Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Wait For Trade

Written by GHERU on Monday, February 10 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Sandman Overture Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Wait For Trade

The book was “supposed” to be a bi-monthly nostalgic trip down awesome lane; instead it has become Vertigo’s answer to Image United and Uncanny Avengers.

Source: Sandman Overture Slips #2 Further Into March

You know what, I can’t even do this. I had a whole rant ready about not soliciting a limited series until it is complete. Asking whether the industry has learned nothing from Kevin Smith’s Marvel minis, Image United, or any of the other plethora of late books. But, fuck it.

Sandman Overture is going to be even later than we thought. I know, I know; “I don’t care if it’s late as long as it’s good.” Fuck that. This was solicited as a bi-monthly book, not a quarterly, and as consumers we need to stop supporting this kind of crap. You think this is good for comic book stores? It’s not; once it’s clear that a book won’t come out when expected readers loose and sales plummet. Don’t believe me, ask your LCS, I did.


But, it’s Gaiman and Williams, so fanboys will excuse anything they (don’t) do just so they can appear “creator friendly” as they fellate their favorite creators on Twitter and Facebook. Never mind that this is the kind of crap that hurts the industry. Never mind that “they” know they can do this to you and you won’t care because “OMG! SANDMAN!!!!”

I guess it would have been too difficult to make a Sandman OGN.

Sandman Overture is now scheduled to be in stores March 26th, 2014, but don’t hold your breath.


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RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time.  RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage.  Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write.  RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them.  RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor.  You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).


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