The Sandman returns in a big way under DC's previously announced Sandman Universe banner, which launches in August with the one-shot The Sandman Universe #1, plotted by Neil Gaiman and co-written by four collaborators. Spinning out of the special are four ongoing series -- The Dreaming, House of Whispers, Lucifer and Books of Magic -- all set within the same continuity, and each featuring a creative team selected by Gaiman. Although the writers were revealed in March, the artists hadn't bee announced, until now.
Inverse has now revealed the artists for each of the titles, along with previews of the first issues:
The Dreaming written by Si Spurrier (Angelic) with art by Bilquis Evely (Wonder Woman) spinning directly out of the events of The Sandman with the newest Dream of the Endless reluctant to take the throne out in September.
House of Whispers written by Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring) with art by Dominike "Domo" Stanton (DMC) with the titular mystical House colliding with the Dreaming and the Houses of Secrets and Mystery out in September.
Lucifer written by Dan Watters (Limbo) with art by brothers Max and Sebastian Fiumara (Four Eyes) following the new adventures of former Lord of Hell Lucifer Morningstar out in October.
Books of Magic written by Kat Howard (An Unkindness of Magicians) with art by Tom Fowler (Rick and Morty) following the now teenage Timothy Hunter as a teenager in London dealing with his magical birthright out in October.
The Sandman Universe is a collection of titles spinning out of the pages of Gaiman and Sam Kieth's The Sandman, which helped to launch DC's influential Vertigo imprint. The upcoming line was teased in the pages of the recently concluded Dark Knights: Metal by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, which integrated The Sandman characters back into the DC Universe.