Out of the many new Sandman Universe titles being released by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, House of Whispers stands apart in both concept and legacy. Being the wholly new title in the fabric of this new age of Sandman stories, it only makes sense that the creative team behind House of Whispers has brought an entirely new house to the Dreaming.
However, the goddess Erzulie’s move to the world of Dream has not gone so smoothly. Trapped inside this world by forces beyond her control, Erzulie’s personality has begun to shift from love to war. What will she do as vibrant red passion turns to iron and crimson rage?
Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of House of Whispers #3, out this Wednesday.
Writer: Nalo Hopkinson
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Colorist: John Rauch
Letterer: Deron Bennett
What doctors are calling “Cotard’s Delusion”—the disease Latoya contracted from the mysterious book—is beginning to spread across the Waking World, trapping the souls of its victims in the Dreaming, so that their corporeal bodies are mere husks, waiting for death to take them. Likewise, Erzulie is still trapped within the Dreaming, and her personality begins to shift, expressing fewer of her love-and -desire qualities, and developing more of her warrior persona, known as Erzulie Dantor. She may not be looking for a fight, but what function does a warrior have outside of battle?
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.