The Sandman Overture #5

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance when Dream finally gets his mothers full attention. Magic, joy, war and heartbreak are brought to life on the pages with epic luminosity in the penultimate issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE.This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 28, 2015

    And the art by Williams almost defies description - it's an Op Art explosion of ideas, images and emotions - simply amazing! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 28, 2015

    A fantastical yet intimate story and incredible visuals make Sandman: Overture #5 well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jun 1, 2015

    Gaiman's grasp of the character hasn't faltered in the years since his last foray into the Dreaming, and his writing style remains as captivating as ever. Combined with Williams' and Stewart's psychedelic space-paisley panel work and graceful visuals, this is one of the seminal comics of the decade. Miss out at your own risk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Alice Hudson May 30, 2015

    It's astounding work, and even if Gaiman's writing weren't up to snuff (which it totally is up to snuff), Sandman Overture would be worth buying for the art alone. Go buy this book. Go buy every single chapter of this book. Buy the next one. Then buy the collection. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 1, 2015

    When it's all said and done, few people will even remember the serialization of "The Sandman: Overture," as its readership expands substantially through the collected edition. There's also no doubt that the book is much better suited for that format, too; that said, though, the serialized format is all we have to judge it by for the time being. Thanks to some interesting ideas and some amazing art, it's still well above average and worth reading. However, it's also not quite as dazzlingly amazing as when it initially debuted. Hopefully, some of that wonder will finally reappear in the final issue, whenever that might be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jun 1, 2015

    The Sandman: Overture #5 sadly adds nothing new to Gaiman's past stories, even as Williams and Stewart draw a Sandman story unlike any before it. Read Full Review

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