The Sandman (Vertigo)

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The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics.wikipedia
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Beowulf (2007 film)

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Avary was fired after disagreements over the creative direction with executive producer Jon Peters, best known for Batman and Superman Lives. It was due to their meeting on the Sandman film project that Avary and Gaiman collaborated one year later on the script for Beowulf.
Author Neil Gaiman and screenwriter Roger Avary wrote a screen adaptation of Beowulf in May 1997 (they had met while working on a film adaptation of Gaiman's The Sandman in 1996 before Warner Bros. canceled it).

Jon Peters

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Avary was fired after disagreements over the creative direction with executive producer Jon Peters, best known for Batman and Superman Lives. It was due to their meeting on the Sandman film project that Avary and Gaiman collaborated one year later on the script for Beowulf.
Peters was a producer for a planned adaptation of the Sandman comics for Warner Bros., which met with controversy.

Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario

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That same year, Season of Mists won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario.

Orpheus

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Neil Gaiman depicts his version of Orpheus in The Sandman comics series (1989–2015).

Diane Nelson (comics)

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In 2013, DC President Diane Nelson said that a Sandman film would be as rich as the Harry Potter universe.
In 2013, Nelson detailed some of the future film plans for DC properties and stated that a Sandman film will be "as rich as the Harry Potter universe."

World Fantasy Award

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19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", won the World Fantasy Award in 1991 for Best Short Fiction.
At the 1991 awards, graphic novel The Sandman issue #19 "A Midsummer Night's Dream", scripted by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess, won the award for Best Short Story.

Horror comics

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One of Vertigo's early successes was Neil Gaiman's Sandman, which reworked a number of DC's old horror characters and added fantasy to the mix.

Trade paperback (comics)

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The Sandman was Vertigo's flagship title, and is available as a series of ten trade paperbacks, a recolored five-volume Absolute hardcover edition with slipcase, in a black-and-white Annotated edition, and is available for digital download.

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The Sandman was Vertigo's flagship title, and is available as a series of ten trade paperbacks, a recolored five-volume Absolute hardcover edition with slipcase, in a black-and-white Annotated edition, and is available for digital download.

Digital distribution

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The Sandman was Vertigo's flagship title, and is available as a series of ten trade paperbacks, a recolored five-volume Absolute hardcover edition with slipcase, in a black-and-white Annotated edition, and is available for digital download.

Graphic novel

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Critically acclaimed, The Sandman was one of the first few graphic novels ever to be on the New York Times Best Seller list, along with Maus, Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns.

The New York Times Best Seller list

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Critically acclaimed, The Sandman was one of the first few graphic novels ever to be on the New York Times Best Seller list, along with Maus, Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns.

Maus

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Critically acclaimed, The Sandman was one of the first few graphic novels ever to be on the New York Times Best Seller list, along with Maus, Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns.

The Dark Knight Returns

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Critically acclaimed, The Sandman was one of the first few graphic novels ever to be on the New York Times Best Seller list, along with Maus, Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns.

Entertainment Weekly

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It was one of five graphic novels to make Entertainment Weeklys "100 best reads from 1983 to 2008," ranking at No.

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46. Norman Mailer described the series as "a comic strip for intellectuals."

San Diego Comic-Con

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In a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2007, Gaiman remarked that "[he'd] rather see no Sandman movie made than a bad Sandman movie."

Warner Bros.

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In 2013, Warner Bros. announced that David S. Goyer will be producing a film adaptation of the comic book series with Joseph Gordon-Levitt within its upcoming Vertigo film slate.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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In 2013, Warner Bros. announced that David S. Goyer will be producing a film adaptation of the comic book series with Joseph Gordon-Levitt within its upcoming Vertigo film slate.

Eric Heisserer

Gordon-Levitt dropped out in 2016, after Eric Heisserer was brought on as screenwriter.

Netflix

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As of June 2019, an adaptation is in development for Netflix.

Joe Simon

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The Sandman grew out of a proposal by Neil Gaiman to revive DC's 1974–1976 series The Sandman, written by Joe Simon and Michael Fleisher and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Ernie Chua.

Michael Fleisher

The Sandman grew out of a proposal by Neil Gaiman to revive DC's 1974–1976 series The Sandman, written by Joe Simon and Michael Fleisher and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Ernie Chua.

Jack Kirby

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The Sandman grew out of a proposal by Neil Gaiman to revive DC's 1974–1976 series The Sandman, written by Joe Simon and Michael Fleisher and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Ernie Chua.

Ernie Chan

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The Sandman grew out of a proposal by Neil Gaiman to revive DC's 1974–1976 series The Sandman, written by Joe Simon and Michael Fleisher and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Ernie Chua.