The Sandman Overture #6

The Sandman Overture #6

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Dave Stewart, J.H. Williams III Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
9.1Critic Rating
9.9User Rating

The final issue of the Eisner Award-nominated series is a sweep of science fictional beauty and madness. Featuring cameos by some of Morpheuss favorite siblings, the grand finale of OVERTURE dovetails into the start of The Sandmans first journey, providing new insight into THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES.This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99US

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 30, 2015

    So, I wonder, as I close Sandman: Overture #6 and open Sandman #1 anew: will I feel differently when I reach this moment again? Will there be even waiting for me when I return? Its possible. Its definitely possible. Because Gaiman has added to the world he created with such fervor and warmth that I think this series makes the original much more of an infinite loop than it could have been without. Sandman #80 was once an ending. Now its simply the place we pause before starting all over again. And thank the Endless for that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 30, 2015

    "The Sandman: Overture" #6 is a comic that's just stronger and stronger with every re-read. From a perfect mimicry of Dream's capture in "The Sandman" #1 to the cat version of Dream's importance to the story, there are so many little bonuses strewn throughout the comic it would be easy to simply sit back and list them. In the end, "The Sandman: Overture" #6 is a celebration of the series that enchanted so many readers as well as a thoroughly-enjoyable new chapter to complement rather than recreate those comics. Gaiman, Williams, Stewart and Klein should be proud of what they've created here; when revisiting an old property, it would be a dream come true if all attempts were this strong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 12, 2015

    Sandman: Overture excelled in each and every installment, as a whole, and the ending was brilliant. I'm not sure who I'm really preaching to here, because anyone who is a Sandman fan has got to be on board with this, although some may be waiting for the collected edition. It has definitely been worth the wait and will, I have confidence, please Sandman fans who have been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for it. This gets my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 2, 2015

    The art is amazing - each page (and that stunning cover) should be hanging in a museum somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 30, 2015

    Especially after the relative disappointment that was Before Watchmen, there was a real fear that Sandman: Overture would fail to live up to the legendary standard of the original series. Instead, thanks to Gaiman's sweeping storytelling and Williams' lush, imaginative visuals, Overture has proven to be one of the finest additions to the Sandman mythos yet. Only a handful of issues If this is the last we see of Morpheus and his family, Overture is the parting gift they deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Oct 13, 2015

    The Sandman: Overture #6 is one of the best finales for this year! Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III, Dave Stewart and the rest of the artistic team deliver their respective best literary and illustrative deliveries yet, if not ever. It illuminates the triumphs and tragedies of the characters involved, the Dream Lord included; and it gives the fantastic yet rational justifications that lead to the first volume of The Sandman saga. Neil Gaiman grants the DREAMS of the readers, fulfills the DESIRES of fans around, and already attains the DESTINY he already possessed. Only DELIRIUM, DESTRUCTION and DEATH can stop the DREAM, if they can so". Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 1, 2015

    Even if its plot has many incomprehensible parts, The Sandman Overture #6 captures some of the humanity of the original series while adding new wrinkles to Morpheus as a character. Colorist Dave Stewart creates surrealist vistas of color as the universe springs into life and helps Williams' art linger on the eye. Finally,The Sandman Overture#6 is a true tour de force of J.H. Williams' artistic talents as he manipulates the comics page in ways that will likely never be seen again and truly shows the unlimited potential of dreams, stories, and hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 5, 2015

    The problems with writing a successful prequel are legion, with many lesser creators simply rushing out a half-baked story that rings false to the story that came before. Thankfully, The Sandman: Overture never felt like that, and even though it felt like ages between issues, Gaiman, Williams, Stewart, and original series letterer Todd Klein brought new and old readers back to the Dreaming with a story that never overreached itself or felt like a cheap cash in on '90s Vertigo nostalgia. The Sandman: Overture #6 isn't quite the classic that the finale issue of Sandman is, but it didn't have to be. The Sandman: Overture from the very start stood as its own story and it ended that way as well. That's what made the finale work. That's what made this prequel work. It was a story worthy of the Prince of Stories himself, and that's more than any fan could have hoped for. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Oct 2, 2015

    As a whole, "Sandman Overture" probably stands out as the most stunning "Sandman" story. The original series is filled with plenty of gorgeous visuals and clever distortions of objects for The Dreaming, but Williams & company turned in some truly memorable images. Some of the story choices in “Sandman Overture” #6 aren't as effective or resonate as emotionally(especially if you compare it to, like, 'Brief Lives'), but overall, it's a nice addition to the Sandman universe. Read Full Review

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