Thursday, July 18, 2013

DREAM MATERIAL Dave McKean's Sandman Overture Cover, As Diane Nelson Highlights A Sandman Movie

It's the bedrock DC Comics' mature readers imprint Vertigo was built and acclaimed upon. Now as Neil Gaiman's prequel mini-series The Sandman: Overture nears, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first cover by Gaiman's equally well-known Sandman collaborator, cover artist Dave McKean.

Adding heat to the fire The Hollywood Reporter has an awesome interview with Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment, on Vertigo, why getting Wonder Woman right is one of her top three priorities and what the success of Man of Steel means. When asked what five characters from the wider DC stable she would like to see hit screens next, Diane's answer is this;

"Sandman is right on top. I think it could be as rich as the Harry Potter universe. Fables.Metal Men. Justice League. And yes, I'm going to say it: Aquaman."

Daniel in all his surreal glory on the big screen, and possibly Death? If they could find the right writer to convey Neil's wonderful words (if not Neil himself), Sandman could easily be a defining Hollywood moment. Dave's art could prove the same for movie poster history too. That reminds me.. Dave's cover to The Sandman: Overture #1;

 What do you think? 


  1. Well there's my nerdgasm moment for the day. Now I've got to go have a lie down. And not entirely due to the concussion. :) The cover is everything I ever want from McKean.
    I don't even have to dissect it. I just have to stare and dissolve into it.
    I've always wanted a Sandman movie. And yes, Gaiman would write it. He writes other movies, tv shows, etc, why the heck wouldn't he write this one? It should have a few key things: Death (duh), Matthew, Jack, Lucian, Eve in her transformative state ( I want to see how they'd do that), and at least a glimpse of the houses of mysteries and secrets. I know they probably can't include the whole mythos. Or it'd be a tv series...oh wait. Yeah. Let's do that instead. Then everyone gets what they want.
    But mostly Death. Cause she comes for everyone in the end.

  2. That's the best thing about Dave's covers to me, your eye just keeps rotating from little detail to little detail, to taking in the whole, then back to the little detail. It's its own endless :)

    As for a Sandman movie, if Death wasn't in the first film, I would literally blow a gasket. I wouldn't Tom-Cruise-Jump-On-The-Sofa or Shave-My-Hair-Like-Spears lose it, but I would lose it.

  3. It would be more of a throw my popcorn at the screen kind of thing. I like my hair where it is.