This Wednesday, DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint will publish The Dreaming #2. The flagship title of DC Vertigo’s Sandman Universe imprint, which sees new stories told in the familiar but ever-expanding land of Dream, The Dreaming follows denizens of the primordial realm both old and new as they grapple with the disappearance and apparent abdication of their lord, Morpheus. In the present power vacuum, the librarian and keeper of stories, Lucien, has assumed command of the Dreaming, but not everyone is happy with his leadership. Especially Merv Pumpkinhead.
Check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of The Dreaming #2 after the jump.
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Colorist: Mat Lopes
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Merv Pumpkinhead ain’t happy.
Sure, Merv Pumpkinhead doesn’t exactly radiate happy at the best of times, but now? Right now a bunch of blank-faced strangers from between realities are taking local jobs; foreign criminals are profiteering at the realm’s expense; and the VIPs seem more interested in themselves than getting back to the “good old days.”
The Dreaming used to be somewhere a vegetable-headed guy could be proud to call home, y’know?
Fact is, Merv Pumpkinhead’s been pushed too far. It’s time for change. Right at the top.
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.