Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Friday, August 18, 2006

Volume 1 of the Sandman Absolute Editions HC appears on Amazon

Bored and work and surfing through my Amazon recommendations...  noticed that the first Volume of the Absolute Sandman we've been pining for is now listed with a Nov. 1 release date.  This may be old news to some but the first i've heard of a hard date w/ details.  Here's the Amazon description:
THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right.

Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues 1-20 of The Sandman and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material, including the complete original Sandman Proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script to the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC’s president Paul Levitz and a new afterword by Gaiman.

I for one am hype.


18 August, 2006 13:50, Anonymous Dave Carter said...

DCBS has it for $55, which at that price I may just buy it (even though I bought the original floppies AND have it all in trades as well...)

18 August, 2006 14:00, Blogger zilla said...

$55 is a pretty sweet deal on a $99 MSRP. DBCS always seems to come through on these HCs... I think i got the massive TWD HC from them for about $50 too. Do you know if we have to pre-order (and how far in advance) to get that price?

18 August, 2006 20:34, Anonymous Dave Carter said...

Yup; pre-order by August 28, and pay upfront. But I order nearly all my comics monthly from them, so it's not that big of a deal.


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