Fans of The Sandman will be thrilled to know that Neil Gaiman is finally going to complete the centuries-long story arc for its return on its 25th birthday in 2013.
Gaiman revealed this piece of news at the Comic-Con, well, at least via video. For non-comics readers, Gaiman is better known as the author of incredible novels such as American Gods and children's horror tales such as Coraline. But it was the 9-volume Sandman series that shot Gaiman up to stardom in the beginning.
The comics tell the story of Dream of the Endless, also known as Morpheus, also known as the king of a world we literally inhabit when we sleep.
Even though the series appeared to tell a complete story, Gaiman reveals in the video below that one omission bugged him - How did Morpheus get captured by the English magician who held him at the start of the first book? The answer was hinted but never revealed. “It was one of the few stories that … actually felt like I had failed because I had not told it,” Gaiman explains.
Gaiman hasn't named the sort-of-prequel follow up, but Sandman Zero was one of the rumored titles. The series will be published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, and feature the talent of JK Williams II who was the artist behind Moore's stunning Promethea series.