Have a Simpsons fan in your life? One who just saw the “The Book Job” episode in which NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman made a guest appearance along with some of his famous tomes including THE SANDMAN? Maybe he or she wants to know more about Mr. Gaiman's creative process--and the legendary SANDMAN books?
AMAZON’s OMNIVORACIOUS BLOG posted an exclusive interview with writer Neil Gaiman, where amongst other things, he discusses the new digital availability of SANDMAN. So what’s his personal favorite volume of the iconic series? “Probably ‘A Game of You,’ because it's most people's least favourite volume, and I love it all the more for that,” Gaiman revealed.
Did you happen to catch The Simpsons last night? If you did, you know that industry legend Neil Gaiman was prominently featured. COMIC BOOK RESOURCES’ SPINOFF ONLINE interviewed Gaiman about his experiences working on the episode. When asked about what it was like receiving the script, Gaiman said, “I started to read it and discovered that I was in it all the way through and I was actually having to act and that stuff happens!
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and . . . Neil Gaiman? That’s right. This Sunday, New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman will make a guest appearance as an animated version of himself on The Simpsons. Gaiman joins an elite list of literati to appear on the show including John Updike and Thomas Pynchon and comic book writers Dan Clowes, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman. In the episode “The Book Job,” we’ll see some of Gaiman’s famous tomes including THE SANDMAN.
To celebrate the release of SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING (now available in comic shops and bookstores everywhere), we asked associate editor Wil Moss about his experience working with Paul Cornell and Pete Woods as Lex Luthor took center stage in the pages of Action Comics:
New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee’s illustrated poem “100 Words” is available today for the first time digitally. This seven page poem can be purchased for .99 cents through the DC app and DCcomics.com storefront. All of DC Comics’ proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
This is it. Paul Cornell continues his engaging and surprise-laden run on ACTION COMICS with a knockout punch – Death, one of the Endless from the pages of Vertigo’s SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman, appears to take a peek inside the mind of the DCU’s deadliest mastermind, and sheds some light on what death really means in the DC Universe. In addition to Cornell’s spot-on script, artist Pete Woods brings all his skills to bear on this one, making for a lovely piece of work. Do yourself a favor – reserve a copy. ACTION COMICS #894 hits 10/27. [gallery link="file"]
I interrupt my usual DC Nation-ness to bring you, the DC Comics reader, a very important announcement: The comics shipping this month are freaking awesome! I know you're thinking "But Ian, the comics are awesome every month!" and you're totally right - they are - but this month features so many special items I wanted to make sure that you were perfectly clear on the degree of amazing we've got going on. Throughout October we are bringing you specials, new projects, new formats, new beginnings, and much more.