The Sandman Universe: DC Reveals the Future of the Sequel Imprint in 2023

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It’s been nothing but good news recently for fans of The Sandman. Fresh off the long-awaited confirmation that Netflix’s live-action series is getting more episodes, DC has revealed its upcoming plans for the Sandman Universe imprint in 2023.

The Sandman Universe line returned earlier this year with the debut of James Tynion and Lisandro Estherren’s The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country, a miniseries focused on the reborn Corinthian. That story is now on hiatus following the release of issue #6 in September, but DC has revealed that Tynion and Estherren are working on two follow-up series, both of which are also six issues in length. The first of those, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – The Glass House, will launch on April 4, 2023.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare Country’s follow-up miniseries, The Glass House, is coming early in 2023,” said Tynion in a statement. “The Corinthian is going to be making his way to Silicon Valley, where he will go head-to-head with Angels, Demons, and a breed of creature far more terrifying than anything he’s faced before—Venture Capitalists. Lisandro and I are excited to continue this nightmare tour through modern America and can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve got in store for you.”

DC will also be releasing the collected edition of Nightmare Country Vol. 1 on April 4. The book will be released simultaneously in softcover and hardcover forms. The latter version will also include an art print of Jenny Frison’s highly coveted variant cover for The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #1, featuring a striking rendition of Death holding The Corinthian’s skull.

Seriously, the eBay prices on this cover are ridiculous.

In the meantime, the Sandman Universe line will be pivoting in a different direction with the upcoming miniseries The Sadman Universe: The Dead Boy Detectives (which debuts on December 27, 2022). Written by Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian) and drawn by James Stokoe (Orc Stain), the series is the latest DC book to revolve around the titular boarding school ghosts introduced in the original Sandman comic. The series will also intertwine with Nightmare Country as it focuses on the witch Thessaly.

“The brilliance of The Sandman is how seamlessly it fits different genres, histories, and folklores together,” said Pichetshote. “Despite Thessaly the witch being a big player in James and Lisandro’s Nightmare Country, Dead Boy Detectives can still progress her story while telling this very personal horror tale about Thai ghosts in Los Angeles—in events that will go on and feed directly back into Nightmare Country. Doing that—the best parts of shared universe storytelling while telling boundary-pushing, yet still intimate, stories—it’s such a testament to the genius of The Sandman Universe.”

Yoshitaka Amano will return to The Sandman for the first time since 1999.
Yoshitaka Amano will return to The Sandman for the first time since 1999.

Finally, DC has brought legendary painter and Final Fantasy concept artist Yoshitaka Amano back into the fold for a pair of beautiful variant covers. Amano’s variant covers for The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #1 and The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – Glass House #1 connect to form a single montage image. Amano previously worked on 1999’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, an illustrated novella which was later adapted into comic book format by P. Craig Russell.

If you need more Sandman goodness to fill the wait until December, check out ‘s full breakdown of Season 1’s ending and learn how you can continue the storyline of the Netflix series in the comics.


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