The Sandman Overture #3

The Sandman Overture #3

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
9.3Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

The armies of the night are gathering. The universe is beginning its final dance. Morpheus, far from home, walks the path of madness, accompanied only by himself.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jul 30, 2014

    A compelling story matched with art that one would think could only exist in dream itself, Sandman: Overture #3 is easily the match to the best stories Neil Gaiman has ever told, if not their better, and the best work weve ever seen from modern master J.H. Williams. This is a book well still be enthralled by for years to come and well into the far future. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 30, 2014

    Now that Gaiman has laid out the groundwork for this war of the heavens, it's nice to see him take a more human focus, as Morpheus continues to attract allies for his quest. As a hero, Morpheus has always been constant, inscrutable - and for some, a bit of a boor. But by giving him very archetypical characters to join him, such as a strangely maternal beast and a cute, exposition-evoking child, there's something to be said for his steadiness. It's these supporting characters, not the fictional universe around them, that make Morpheus's plight suddenly much more compelling. Morpheus may be the bass note anchoring Sandman: Overture, but it's these new additions to the cast - and the masterful art that binds them - that make this comic sing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 30, 2014

    This series is every bit as rich and fascinating as the first Sandman, and my only complaint is that it won't go on for another seventy-five issues itself. I just can't get enough. This universe that Gaimain has created"one where, in Overture, we're privy to a wider, deeper view of some of the elements that occur in the first series"is simply breathtaking in its depth and complexity, yet it all works. Between the mastery of its scribe and artists, Sandman: Overture is simply a masterpiece of the highest caliber. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jul 31, 2014

    Beauty, sadness, joy, cleverness, cuteness, darknessSandman Overture #3 covers the full spectrum of wonderful story-telling. Both the writing and the visuals in this book are unlike anything else and will shock and amaze fans of any genre. It is very difficult to convey the true brilliance of this book in a review, and it is truly something that must be experienced to be believed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Stuff Like That Aug 2, 2014

    Sandman: Overture is not a series to be missed. When this level of talent collaborates, its hard to go wrong, and this comic is no exception. Sandman: Overture #3 is a mesmerizing trip through a masterminds imagination. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 2, 2014

    Sandman is a wonderful read. It's the kind of comic that you gaze at the artwork from front to back and then go back and read the contents and get a full read both ways. The book represents what's best about the comic book medium. Classic stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 3, 2014

    I suspect most casual readers will find it easier to digest once it's all done and collected - but each issue is a gem, and longtime fans (like me) will be fine with waiting when the quality is so high. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2014

    Gaiman has found an ideal collaborator in J.H. Williams III. Williams' storytelling imagination blends seamlessly with Gaiman's resulting in one lush, intricately rendered page after another. Williams' talent for switching art styles on the fly comes in especially handy. This issue constantly shifts between traditional page layouts, storybook sequences, and ethereal dream structures, with Williams deploying all manner of tricks and different media to achieve the best effect. Coupled with Dave Stewart's lush colors, and the Sandman universe has never looked better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 4, 2014

    The art guarantees that every issue will always be extraordinary, but the writing has all the mystery and satisfaction of a well-crafted novel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 31, 2014

    From giants hanging onto the roots of the world, to armies of beetles, or a depressed being of light's panels being stripped of all colors, "The Sandman: Overture" #3 takes its storytelling needs quite seriously, without being strictly serious. This comic is full of flights of whimsy, dangerously grim moments and beautiful inventive set pieces. It's a real pleasure to read "The Sandman: Overture," and this issue is no exception. Once again, well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Jul 31, 2014

    The Sandman: Overture is an obvious success. It is almost unassailable as an example of comics craftsmanship. This is the result of a team of extremely talented creators working in concert to tell a story together. A comic collaboration of this caliber cannot and should not be attributed to any one talent. It is the accomplishment of a team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 2, 2014

    Sandman Overture is making us wait but when we do get a new issue, it's stunning. Sandman Overture #4 won't be released until October but at least Gaiman isn't leaving us with too major of cliffhangers. This book will always be worth a buy because of Williams' phenomenal artwork and I'm willing to wait. It's always a treat to get new Sandman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Aug 4, 2014

    Sandman Overture #3 has a lot to live up to with 75 issues of history that have already told the story of Dream. Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III know that history and are trying to fill in the cracks of that story. This issue is that filler. It's full of those patented Gaiman magical stories and J.H. Williams III wonderful artwork but it is ultimately empty because Gaiman has no need to retread old ground and doesn't have anything new to build here. Sandman Overture #3 contains things we've seen in both creators works before. It was wonderful the first few times but here it's just a repeat. Read Full Review

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