HERO COMICS 2011 is a benefit comic for the Hero Initiative, the highly worthy charity which helps down and out creators get back on their feet. Editor Scott Dunbier has a special treat planned for the issue: a reunion of the SANDMAN #1 team of Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for an all new story. However, Kieth has already started work on a 9-page “making of” story (above) that he calls “a little allegorical.”
One guess who the little kid is.
One guess who the koala bear is.
One guess who the black cat is.
Although they designed the Sandman character that has gone on to define ’90s goth culture, Kieth and Dringenberg soon departed the book, so let’s just say time heals all wounds. More gorgeous art in the link.
HERO COMICS 2011 will also include an original Chew story by John Layman and Rob Guillory, an original Elephantman story by Richard Starkings and Doug Braithwaite and more. The book comes out in June.
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