Were you looking forward to the second issue of The Sandman: Overture? Judging by Eric Radvon’s glowing review, most who read the first issue are probably watering at the mouth for the second. Well, bad news. The wait just became much longer. The second issue of The Sandman: Overture will be delayed from its planned December release until February!
The deal had been for Overture to release every two months, with the months in between releases to feature “special editions” of the previous issue. These “special editions” would include extra, behind the scenes material, but no word yet on how they’ll be affected by the delay.
The Sandman: Overture #1 was one of the best selling books for October, coming in at number eight on the direct market sales chart. That means a lot of disappointed fan, surely. A fact author, Neil Gaiman, isn’t blind to. In a response on his Tumblr, Gaiman explained the delay,
I understand your disappointment and sympathise. [J.H. Williams III and I are] both really sorry about the delay. It’s unprofessional, and is mostly due to the giant signing tour I was on from June, and me not getting script written on the tour, with knock-on effects. We’re hoping it’ll be the only delay though.
Gaiman’s book tour for The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a particularly grueling one, and he’s noted before it will likely be his last. And while it’s a real bummer such an anticipated series is being delayed, fans will hopefully understand.
Besides, isn’t something as good as The Sandman: Overture worth the wait?