After the huge success of The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country and the announcement of a new Dead Boy Detectives series, DC Black label has now announced collected editions of, and a continuation to, James Tynion’s series. The new title will be called The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – The Glass House. The best news is, there will be more to come after that too!
Here’s the full press release, direct from DC Comics:
DC’s ‘The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country’ Comic Book Series
Returns in 2023 with ‘Nightmare Country: The Glass House’
‘The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country’ Vol. 1 to Simultaneously Publish
as a Collectible Hardcover and a New-Reader-Friendly Softcover,
Built to Welcome Fans to ‘The Sandman Universe’
New DC Comic Book Series
‘The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives’
Launches December 27
Acclaimed horror writer James Tynion IV (Something Is Killing The Children, The Nice House On The Lake) has waited his whole career to pay tribute to the mythos of The Sandman, the work that made him the writer he is today, and now that time has come! With lush, gorgeous art from Redneck’s Lisandro Estherren and a who’s-who of superstar guest artists, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country is designed to welcome new readers into one of the greatest worlds in DC’s library, The Sandman Universe.
To make welcoming new readers easier, the collected edition of The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country arrives in two different formats. The collectible hardcover release with cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn will be available wherever books are sold and is packaged with a mini-print of the iconic Death, as illustrated by artist Jenny Frison.
A softcover edition with cover art by Reiko Murakami, priced as an easy jump-on point, will be available exclusively at direct market comic book stores. Both are out April 4, the same day as the launch issue of Nightmare Country’s spectacular follow-up miniseries, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – The Glass House!
James Tynion IV:
I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare Country’s follow-up miniseries, The Glass House, is coming early in 2023. 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 that 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.
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – The Glass House, launching on April 4, 2023, brings Tynion and Estherren back into DC’s The Sandman Universe with a new story and new setting for the second act of their DC Black Label epic. The series will continue featuring covers by Reiko Murakami, as seen above.
Launching between the first two Nightmare Country narratives is The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives by Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian) and Jeff Stokely, featuring Thessaly the witch along with series regular ghost detectives Edwin and Charles. Their investigation into a Thai American girl’s disappearance from her Los Angeles home puts them on a collision course with new and terrifying ghosts straight from Thai folklore that could give even a dead boy nightmares!
How exciting is that? As a fan of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe for over 30 years, this news is a dream come true.
As an added bonus, check out the main cover for Dead Boy Detectives #1 and the updated Sandman Universe reading guide, which now includes book six of the beautiful new collected editions!
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment