Weekly Comics Pull; 8-8

Fans of modern fantasy writing are well acquainted with Neil Gaiman, the NY Times bestselling author behind American Gods, Neverwhere, and many others. Decades prior to the celebrity he now enjoys, he was writing Vertigo’s Sandman. The ground-breaking book is one of several from the 1980s credited with re-invigorating and re-defining the world of comics. Now, 30 years later, Neil Gaiman and a team of writers and artists are not only opening the doors back up to the Sandman Universe but expanding it as well. Sandman Universe #1 serves as a gateway to four new series set within the Sandman Universe. The Dreaming, Books of Magic, House of Whispers and Lucifer will all be forthcoming.

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Weekly Comics Pull; 8-1

The best rock collection in the universe is inarguably the Infinity Stones. At least as far as Marvel is concerned. Gerry Duggan, responsible for one of this year’s breakout hits in Analog, gives us the opening shots of a massive Marvel Universe crossover event. While the last several Civil Wars and Secret Empires have scarcely left the surface of the Earth, this story promises readers a tale on a grander scale. For those paying attention, that big purple rock hound, Thanos, is already off the board, before the opening shots of the Infinity War have been fired. Duggan has a lot of epic material to work with, and he manages to pack a lot into the first issue.