With the first issue out, Sandman Overture’s second issue has been pushed back until next year by DC. Planned to be released bimonthly, it appears that creative delays will hold back the next issue until 2014.
No official reason was given for the delay – internet speculation suggests that the second script hasn’t been handed in yet – but this is a bit of a blow for Vertigo, who had made the series the centrepiece of their 2013 schedule. There are still plenty of other projects coming out, like Coffin Hill and Hinterland, but Sandman Overture being pushed back until February is still a disappointment for the company.
Whilst there won’t be new issues until next year, DC will be publishing a version of the first issue later this month, which puts a spotlight on J.H.Williams artwork.