Written by Neil Gaiman, Si Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Kat Howard.
Art by Bilquis Evely, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara and Tom Fowler.
Colors by Mat Lopes.
Letters by Simon Bowland.
Cover A by Jae Lee.

It’s time to return to The Dreaming. August marks the release of The Sandman Universe #1, an all-new one-shot issue that introduces a shared universe centered entirely around Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, written and illustrated by creators who will steward the Vertigo legacy for the foreseeable future.

The one-shot precedes four new sequel series to The Sandman, all of which further the oceanic universe that is The Dreaming: House of Whispers and The Dreaming hit stores in September, while Lucifer and Books of Magic both drop in October.

This six-page preview features the sublime artwork of Bilquis Evely (who will take on The Dreaming with Si Spurrier) and provides a luminous example of the immersive hues Mat Lopes will bring to the entire one-shot issue. Preview pages and solicit info for The Sandman Universe #1 follows courtesy of DC Vertigo. Be there on August 8 for the beginning of a brave new era of the Dreaming!

$4.99 | M | AUGUST 8

From DC Vertigo: From the mind of New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a new world filled with dreams, nightmares and wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a new story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.

As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world’s most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world’s greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.

Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!