Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is a must read for, well, for everyone. There are several printings of the many volumes in existence, but to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary, DC Entertainment has announced the release of an epic The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition.
This commemorative set comes in the form of a special slipcased edition that collects the entire groundbreaking series in two deluxe hardcover volumes and includes a page personally signed by Neil Gaiman. Only 500 of these bad boys were printed, and each one is numbered, which explains the “ask-for-it-as-a-present” price of $499.95.
If you’re Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark or some other millionaire playboy (or playgirl), you can order it for yourself here. They’re limiting purchases to one per person, but this is the Internet, and I promise someone will figure out a way to circumvent that, buy a bunch, and sell them for double on eBay, so act fast!
In keeping with the theme of the post, please also direct your attention to the Times Square Jumbotron, where DC Entertainment has placed an easy-to-see commercial for The Sandman: Overture, drawn by J.H. Williams, III. The commercial (which is also running on TV) features art from the new series written by Gaiman, as well as appearances of fan-favorites Death, Mer-Pumpkinhead and The Sandman himself, Morpheus.