03.5.2010

Sandman comic book advertisement – 1988

“A horror-edged fantasy, set in the DC Universe.”

Wow.  The editorial staff that put this ad together had no idea where this comic was going to go, did they?

Sandman by Neil Gaiman advertisement 1988

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7 Responses to “Sandman comic book advertisement – 1988”

  1. Luke Says:

    I don’t know. The early part of Sandman is horror-fantasy, and it is set in the DCU. I mean, the Justice League, Hector & Lyta Hall, and Doctor Destiny both show up in the first storyline.

    I remember when, leading up to Infinite Crisis, Daniel showed up in JSA and saved his parents. My friend Joe, who had never read Sandman, immediately called me and said “Okay, what the hell just happened?!” :)

  2. Chocotaco Says:

    When I think about Sandman, the word “terror” doesn’t immediately spring to mind.

    A better line might be “Sandman: He will Goth the sh*t out of you!” ;)

  3. Memyself Says:

    Yeah… the first several issues were heavily horror based. The scene with doctor Destiny in the diner is pretty brutal.

    The ad seems spot on.

  4. The Frog Queen Says:

    LOL – I think the quote from Chocotaco is absolutely perfect!!

    Love it!

    Cheers!

  5. Shea Says:

    I don’t remember Sandman being that scary. DCU Crossover, yes. But terror? Not so much.

  6. Kelson Says:

    I don’t know, that story where Doctor Destiny locks a bunch of people in a diner for 24 hours is pretty disturbing. Retrieving the bag of dream sand from John Constantine’s ex is up there, too.

  7. Lux Says:

    Does anyone know where i can buy this print in poster or t shirt form? cheers!

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